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Sarginson’s green investment

09 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Sarginson’s green investment

Lightweight casting company, Sarginsons Industries, is investing a six-figure sum in new energy efficiency measures at its Coventry foundry.

The company is in the process of installing two new gas furnaces, a new air compressor system and new LED lighting across its facility.

Anthony Evans, managing director at Sarginsons Industries, said: “Sarginsons is at the forefront of technological advances in the manufacturing industry and is constantly working on new measures to improve our carbon footprint and reduce emissions and to support our clients to do the same.”

Reshored contract boosts UK manufacturing

09 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

CMG Technologies has re-established its partnership with a major industrial product manufacturer, which has relocated to the UK from China in a move that is set to boost the UK economy.

CMG’s partner, which moved its manufacturing plant to China four years ago, has reshored production of its complex components to the Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) specialist to save costs.

After evaluating the costs of shipping, duties and quality issues, little money was being saved in the long-term, CMG said of its partner.

Tech conference speakers announced

08 May 2017 by Subcon (Centaur Media plc)
Tech conference speakers announced

Two free-to-attend conference streams addressing key issues, best practice and technological innovation will run alongside Subcon, The Advanced Manufacturing Show and The Engineer Design & Innovation Show this June.

Included in the conference programme will be speakers from global blue-chip organisations including Microsoft, Siemens, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Bureau Veritas, Stratasys, Lloyds Bank and Renishaw.

Record growth for FC Laser

08 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Record growth for FC Laser

Precision laser cutting specialist FC Laser has achieved a record year with 30% growth prompting a need to move to larger premises by the end of the year just to satisfy customer demand.

Because of its impressive expansion, FC Laser has also been taking on new staff, including account manager, Brett Armitage, new business account manager, Ellie Miller and apprentice internal sales engineer, Will Krafts.

FC Laser's managing director Danny Fantom said that the company's success is down to its philosophy of investing in the best people, technology and materials.

Aerospace skills in pole position

03 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
APT is supporting the construction of the University of Leicester Racing Team car in Formula Student 2017

Leicestershire-based subcontract machining firm APT is applying its aerospace quality accredited capabilities to drive a university racing team to success.

For the second year running, APT is helping the University of Leicester Racing Team compete in the IMechE Formula Student 2017. With an all-electric racing car, the team has a promising chance of becoming the highest placed UK electric vehicle team at the Silverstone event in July, building on its third-place success in last year’s event.