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Polymer specialist to champion university talent

16 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Sara Killelay completed specialist training funded by Icon Aerospace Technology

Icon Aerospace Technology has pledged to continue to invest in graduate talent, following the success of one its graduate trainees who has become responsible for its CNC fabric cutting process.

Sara Killelay completed training funded by the Nottingham-headquartered business, part of Icon Polymer group, and now develops and implements the company’s CNC fabric cutting process to ensure repeatability of parts manufactured.

Pressworking company launch

16 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
MB Presswork will run alongside sister companies Moseley Brothers and GF Laser

West Midlands based Moseley Brothers, press tooling production specialist, has launched a new company to focus on its expanding metal pressing and assembly element of the business.

MB Presswork will run alongside sister companies Moseley Brothers and GF Laser at the firm’s centrally located West Midlands facility.

Growth programme helps firm to £5m turnover

15 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Mark Wingfield, managing director of A&M EDM with Helen Fortune, manufacturing growth manager at MGP

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.

Rail electrification structures fabricated

15 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
WEC Group is heavily involved with rail electrification contracts

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.

Coated gears help racers to victory

12 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Coated gears help racers to victory

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