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Moulding investment at Stroud Group

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The Stroud Group, which purchased Cotsworld Plastics in 2016, has invested heavily in a range of new injection moulding machines – replacing existing equipment and making strategic investments in new capacity.

The Group of Companies which includes Stroud Metal Company, a high-volume manufacturer of deep drawn metal pressings, has in place an on-going program of plant renewal and capital investment, ensuring customers receive cost efficient and quality products.

Sector Deal will move the dial on productivity

29 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The UK’s automotive industry is set to deliver a new supply chain competitiveness and productivity programme following the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper

This Supply Chain Competitiveness programme is part of a deal with Government for the Automotive Sector.

Train them, don’t pinch them

22 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A £4m employer-led training hub opened in Bridgenorth with a rallying cry for firms to work together and stop cannibalising industry talent.

The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT), which is run by a consortium of Classic Motor Cars, Grainger & Worrall, In-Comm Training and Salop Design & Engineering, was unveiled in front of 250 people with many delegates receiving their first glimpse of the 36,000 sq ft facility.

Large machines seal the deal

22 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Specialist moulding and seal manufacturer TRP Sealing Systems relies on bridge type machining centres for accuracy and repeatability for in-house tooling manufacture.

Consistency of production cycles enabling extended unmanned running while maintaining accuracy and precise levels of surface finish and repeatability are critical to mould production at the Hereford headquarters of elastomeric rubber seal, gasket and moulding specialist.

F1 supplier adds bigger 5-axis

22 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Driven Precision Engineering, an F1 machining specialist, has invested in a new 5-axis machining centre to add capacity and extend the size of work it can take on

The Portsmouth-based company has invested in 850 x 700 x 500 mm Hermle C 400 supplied by Geo Kingsbury.

Owner Ray Harris says he had no qualms buying a machine costing significantly more than a 5-axis machining centre of equivalent capacity from the incumbent suppler as quality and performance were key.