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Encouraging women into engineering

22 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Pentaxia is actively encouraging young people to take up a career in engineering

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Derby-based composites manufacturer Pentaxia is launching a social media campaign, to help encourage girls and women pursue careers in engineering.

Project engineer Grace Atkinson, design engineer Kenzie Myers and composite laminator Maria Parkes have pioneered the #GoForIt campaign and will be showcase their career highlights and share advice in blogs and on Twitter throughout the day.

Sigma invests USD$1m in facilities

22 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Mark Johnson: "Our sites across the UK and China work hand in hand to offer a high-quality, local source for customers"

Sigma Components has invested over USD$1m in its manufacturing facilities in the UK and China to increase capacity and meet growing customer demand.

The investment includes specialist equipment to boost the aero-engine and airframe applications components manufacturer's fabrication and pipe manufacturing capabilities. It has also led to the creation of over 50 jobs in Nuneaton, Hinckley and Farnborough.

G23 Engineering production control growth

21 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
G23 Engineering's Adam Green using the PSL Datatrack system

Northamptonshire-based precision engineering sub-contractor G23 Engineering has declared the PSL Datatrack production control system one of the main drivers for its growth.

The investment in the system was prompted by the company's need to implement production control, said company directors, brothers Adam and Dan Green.

Turbocharger machining investment

21 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd is installing three high specification Chiron Scherer Feinbau automated mill/turn centres

A £1.8m investment in a custom-built finish machining facility will enable a West Midlands company to become a fully integrated supplier of grey iron bearing housings for engine turbochargers.

The investment at Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd will see the installation of three high specification Chiron Scherer Feinbau automated mill/turn centres supplied by the Wellesbourne based Engineering Technology Group (ETG).

Boeing ups forecast for new aeroplane demand

20 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The Asia market will continue to lead the way in total aeroplane deliveries. Image courtesy of Boeing

Boeing has raised its forecast for new aeroplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new aeroplanes over the next 20 years valued at USD$6.1 trillion dollars.

The US-headquartered company's annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total aeroplane demand rising 3.6% over last year's forecast.