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

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.

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.

Precision aerospace partnership

29 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

West Midlands-based Cube Precision has formed a partnership with a global player in the aerospace engineering industry to help it meet customer lead time demands and deliver a more efficient service.

The firm began work with Paul Fabrications, a Unitech Aerospace Company, in autumn of 2016 upon the referral of a successful tooling package delivery to Rolls Royce. Subsequently, Cube’s support and insight when it came to optimising the company’s tooling process quickly became invaluable. 

Apprentices quiz MPs on skills support

29 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Manufacturing apprentices from the West Midland's have travelled to Westminster to quiz a number of politicians on the skills gap and the importance of vocational learning.

In-Comm Training, which operates training academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, arranged the visit for the 25 apprentices and 20 of their employers to debate the subject with Business Minister, Margot James, the hosting MP, Wendy Morton, and fellow MPs Amanda Milling and Daniel Kawczynski.

Malton Laser ramps things up

28 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Malton Laser has provided a series of specially laser cut components to SG Technical Systems for an ambulance access ramp that’s been awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

The award-winning EasyLoad wheelchair and stretcher ramp is used in ambulances across the UK has a proven track record of being both highly-robust and reliable. These attributes have led to substantial cost savings for operators, as well as ensuring ambulances can be kept in service thanks to the virtual elimination of ramp faults.

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