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

Robotics and AI: Modelling the way to better investment decisions

14 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

With productivity in the UK’s manufacturing sector lagging behind that of other European countries, emerging technologies such as robotics, AI and 3D printing could help to close the gap and ensure businesses are better placed to compete for global supply contracts after Brexit – writes Phil Wright of Menzies LLP

Strategic aerospace industry hire

14 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Procurement consultancy Vendigital has appointed a highly-experienced aerospace industry expert and tech entrepreneur to further strengthen its team of sector specialists.

Young business recognition

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Precision engineering company, Ferrositi has won ‘Young Business of the Year’ at the annual Gloucestershire Business Awards.

On winning the award Founder and Managing Director Nick Furno said: “It’s another key milestone in our journey, and testament to how far we’ve come, since we set out five years ago.

“The award was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the outstanding engineering capability we have here in our county, and across the UK.

Fastening on to productivity

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Specialist fastener manufacturer and stockist, Non Standard Socket Screw (NSSS) has put in four Citizen CNC sliding head turn-mill centres to maintain its competitive position.

The new machines not only increase productivity through additional ‘lights-out’ operation, but also give improvements to quality and most important, consistency of production, especially in more difficult to machine materials.

Building sustainability into machined components

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Precision machined component specialist APT has developed a long-term strategy to build an environmentally sustainable business.

The company tries to constantly find creative ways to reduce its impact on the global carbon footprint, from the swarf created by production processes to reusing the packaging used for finished components.