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

Trike clearance wins business

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Black Country metal finishing specialist Midland Deburr & Finish (MDF) is enjoying strong growth after receiving clearance to use a highly-effective – but restricted – industrial degreaser.

Trichlorethylene (TRI) – also known as Trike –  is an industrial solvent metal degreaser. Its use is restricted under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) guidelines; meaning that companies can only use this material if an authorisation is in place for its specific use.

More moulding capacity

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Prototype, production tooling and plastic injection moulding company, RP Technologies has invested over £100,000 in its injection moulding capacity.

The Kingswinford-based company has purchased a two Borche injection moulders –  200-tonne and a 320-tonne machine to boost its production fleet.

This is the company’s second tranche of investment this year, it earlier purchased a 120-tonne injection moulding machine and an additional Hurco CNC machining centre. It has also opened a Sales Office in Germany.

MTL recruits for massive rail contract

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A major recruitment drive is underway at Rotherham-based MTL Advanced, following a multi-million-pound order from a rail sector OEM for complex safety critical aluminium fabrications.

Over 30 new welding/fabrication, CNC machining, press-braking and painting jobs are being created following a 100% increase in staff numbers over the past 24 months.

The contract will run for several years and the aluminium parts will ultimately be used as part of the major UK Crossrail project, bringing a new railway line to central London.

Stirring stuff for electric car makers

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

As sales of hybrid and all-electric cars continue to gain momentum, PTG Heavy Industries is applying its friction stir welding know-how to help automotive OEMs develop new manufacturing routes.

As manufacturers of the Powerstir range of friction stir welders, PTG Heavy Industries is an expert in this innovative means of jointing metals and also offers the process on a subcontract basis. It says the process can address some of the key challenges associated with the manufacture of electric-powered vehicles.

Mini-Morgan for lucky kids

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

RDM Group, one of Coventry’s fastest growing automotive suppliers has joined forces with Morgan Motor Company to give children the chance to own and drive their own iconic British sports car.

RDM Group, which has been hitting the headlines for its work in driverless vehicles, has been appointed to manufacture and assemble the EV3 Junior, a direct replica of the Malvern-based company’s thrilling and hugely popular 3-wheeler.