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Coated gears help racers to victory

12 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

An application of advanced hard coatings to the gear components of a car used by the Red Victor 1 racing team has helped them clock up their best speeds ever.

Returning from the winter series drag racing championships in Bahrain, the team said Wallwork’s Nitron MC gear coating and titanium nitride gear retainer coating helped to extend the operating life of the Red Victor 3’s gear components

Manufacturer attains BSI cert

12 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A manufacturing business for the aerospace industry is the first UK company to be independently assessed by BSI (British Standards Institution) and achieve certification to prEN 9100:2016 Quality Management Systems.

West Yorkshire-based Produmax is also the first organisation globally to be registered on OASIS (Online Aerospace Supplier Information System) to prEN 9100.

Plastics manufacturer to make festival art

12 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Lancashire-based plastic injection moulding specialist, MGS Technical Plastics, has teamed up with artist, Robyn Woolston, to create a unique work of art celebrating the role of injection moulding, for the National Festival of Making.

Taking place in Blackburn on 6-7 May, the festival will showcase the best of the town's manufacturing industry - a sector which plays a vital role in the local economy, employing twice the national average of its population.

Malton Laser achieves latest ISO standard

12 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Full service sheet metalwork manufacturer, Malton Laser, has become one of the first businesses in the UK to achieve certification under the latest ISO Standard for Quality Management (9001:2015) from the United Registrar of Systems (URS).

Malton Laser said its team has worked closely with a URS-accredited auditor to develop a series of streamlined, efficient processes and procedures, which help to keep risks at a minimum – a major focus of the 9001:2015.

Newbury Electronics invests £1.5m in equipment

12 May 2017 by Newbury Electronics Ltd

Newbury Electronics, specialists in the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), has purchased a laser drilling and milling machine, a selective soldering machine and its 10th surface mounted device (SMD) pick and place machine.