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Rail electrification structures fabricated

15 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Engineering and fabrication specialist, WEC Group Ltd, has manufactured a range of Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) structures for Network Rail/ABC’s £100m Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley railway electrification project.

The group fabricated a range of steel Single Track Cantilevers, Two Track Cantilevers, Portals and Anchor Portals in-house as well as four angle fabricated TTC bridges for the 15-mile project.

Growth programme helps firm to £5m turnover

15 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A precision engineering specialist is set to achieve £5m in turnover for the first time in its 15-year history following its participation in the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP).

West Midlands-based A&M EDM says it has secured new contracts in automotive, aerospace and F1, and for parts for automation equipment, since it has worked with the MGP.

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.