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

High speed line boosts CEM

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Hampshire based Contract Electronic Manufacturer (CEM) Esprit Electronics has increased its surface mount capacity by a further 50% following the installation of one of the fastest lines in the UK.

The line, which cost in the region of £350,000 is made up of two Yamaha I-pulse S20 machines, together with associated printer, conveyers, reflow and up/off loaders.

Aerospace buyer for foundry

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Aeromet International, which supplies of airframe and aero engine components, has announced an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Stone Foundries Ltd from Langham Industries.

Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will continue to provide world class sand and investment castings to its customer base that includes Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Leonardo, Meggitt and Rolls-Royce.

Helping Becci smash bike speed record

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Measurement services specialist Manchester Metrology is using precise laser scanning to help British bike rider Becci Ellis beat her own 260 mph record on conventional motorcycle.

SME success in their own hands

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) must improve productivity by unlocking ‘their own hidden potential’ if sales and profits growth are to meet expectations – according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.

The quarterly survey, which is conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), invited 320 manufacturing industry leaders to discuss performance, with a special focus on productivity and the extent to which it is engrained in manufacturing business culture.

5-axis spins £200 saving per part

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

East Sussex subcontractor, Dicker Precision has purchased its first 5-axis vertical machining centre to cut the number of operations, and hence the cost, when machining stainless steel components from billet.

The German-built Spinner U620 Compact was supplied as a turnkey package with tooling, the initial part program and training, by UK and Ireland agent, Whitehouse Machine Tools.