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

IoT and hardware opportunities

01 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Not so long ago the Internet of Things (IoT) was a concept that was confined to sci-fi and children’s ideas about what the future would look like, writes Phil Simmonds, group managing director, EC Electronics.

Now it has become the fastest technology growth market, with Bain and Company predicting that by 2020 annual revenues could exceed $450 billion for the IoT vendors selling hardware and software.

Aerospace interiors collaboration

31 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Four aerospace interior companies have teamed up to use their respective skills to create an aircraft concept seat to demonstrate the value of a ready-made supply chain to their core customers.

The POISE project rethinks the structure of the economy class seat to enhance the passenger experience, creating extra legroom for every person, irrespective of where their seat is positioned relative to the seat track. 

Hardide coatings gain Airbus approval

30 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Hardide Coatings, a provider of advanced tungsten carbide coatings, has gained Approved Supplier status by the Airbus Group for the coating of flying components.

The company, which has production sites in the UK and USA, completed the Airbus Industrial Qualification process following technical qualification of its Hardide-A coating as an alternative to hard chrome plating by the aircraft manufacturer back in December 2015.

Huge utility cost savings for Brandauer

30 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The boss of one of the UK’s leading presswork specialists is urging his fellow manufacturers to take a closer look at their utility costs after his firm saved £10,000 in just two months.

Rowan Crozier, CEO of Birmingham-based Brandauer, believes it is a hidden cost that can quite easily be eradicated if the right expertise is sought and if companies aren’t afraid to ask questions.

Laser standard bearers

30 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Nuneaton-based Subcon Laser Cutting has achieved certification to the latest quality assurance and environmental standards with no major non-conformances identified.