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

Giant circular gear rack

13 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A precision gear rack and CNC machined part manufacturer has supplied the first of two giant 44m gear racks for use on Germinating Kiln Vessels (GKV) for a UK malt producer.

Halifax Rack & Screw Cutting Company Limited (HRS) manufactured the rack in 54 separate curved sections that come together to form a complete 26m outside diameter circular gear rack which drives the turntable/floor of the GKV.

GB Precision edges ahead

11 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Birmingham-based precision engineering firm, GB Precision, is committed to investing in state-of-the-art equipment, as proven by its latest acquisition of a high-tech Shadowgraph measuring technology.

The Starrett HD400 profile projector with internal edge-detection is proving to be an essential production tool giving the company an even greater edge when it comes to hard to measure jobs.

Laser engraving expertise for Great War memorial

10 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Working alongside British artist and designer Lee Simmons, laser expert Cutting Technologies has played its part in creating a stunning Great War remembrance sculpture.

Mr Simmons approached Yorkshire-based Cutting Technologies to help out with his latest project, The Great War Memorial sculpture, located on London’s Victoria Street next to Westminster City Hall.

The memorial, which is made up of 82 shards in Sicilian carrara marble, represents each of the employees of Westminster City Council who lost their lives during the conflict.

Investment increase in precision engineering

10 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Colombia Metals’ first survey of 2017 shows that investment in precision engineering is at an 18-month high, demonstrating a good outlook for the sector.

The survey also reveals that precision engineers are increasingly optimistic over an increase in sales during the next year.

“A gradual return of confidence has characterised the precision engineering industry since the start of 2017. It is encouraging to see rising expectations of higher sales and investment in growth this year,” said David Stephenson, managing director of Columbia Metals.

£1m factory extension to facilitate growth

06 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

PP Control & Automation has a new £1m factory extension which aims to double sales from £20m to £40m by 2021.

This further 1,000 sq metres of production space, which has been added to the company’s existing 4,500 sq metre facility in Cheslyn Hay, has been specially created in order to facilitate growth in new technology markets and interest from a wider international customer base.