Engineering Capacity is the UK's news source for subcontract and contract manufacturing.

Metal Bashers have a ball

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The second annual Metal Bashers Ball dinner dance, hosted jointly by the MMMA and ISME, was held on 17 May at the Copthorne hotel, Merry Hill.

Over 160 guests from over 25 member companies join together and celebrate contributions to UK Manufacturing.

Leisure parts back in house

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A new Trumpf TruPunch 3000 automated punching system has allowed Kintec to eliminate outsourcing costs on parts for the caravan, leisure, retail and medical sectors.

Although only established in 2009, the company was formed out of the former Hull-based fabrication business John A Kinnersley Co Ltd, which had 40 years of history. The assets of Kinnersley were acquired by current Kintech chairman, Carl Canty.

Cobot automates aero parts

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Aerospace supplier Arrowsmith Engineering has invested over £200,000 into a new machining centre and collaborative robot (cobot) cell that will help it boost production speed and increase capacity by 50%.

The company is using ‘lights-out’ manufacturing to run a precision engine part 24-hours a day, seven days per week, supplying more than 200 components every month to customers based in Spain and the US.

SMEs think corporates ‘have too much say’

29 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

About two-thirds (63%) of SME owners in the manufacturing sector are concerned that multinationals and other large corporates ‘have too much say’ over the future viability of their business, according to research compiled by accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

Labs pass the Nadcap test.

29 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Following a rigorous six-day audit by the Performance Review Institute, Keighley Laboratories Limited has been successful in passing its fifth Materials Testing Laboratory audit having obtained Nadcap accreditation in 2013.  

Debbie Mellor, Managing Director at Keighley Laboratories said,