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Advanced Engineering 2017 is next week

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

On 1 and 2 November at the NEC, Birmingham Advanced Engineering 2017 will feature five co-located zones and keynote speakers from companies including Airbus, Boeing, GKN and Dassault Systemes.

The event, which is set to by the UK's largest advanced engineering show this year is conceived as a place where UK supply chain meets face-to-face with engineering management, spanning: process, control and plant industries; R & D; design; test; production & procurement from OEMs, integrators and top tier industry players within multiple industries.

Quality seal for metal injection moulders

18 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The Quality Management System at metal injection moulding specialist CMG Technologies certified to the revised, internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Rachel Garrett, managing director, said: “Companies were given a three-year period in which to transition to the new standard but we decided to apply for it as soon as possible because we want our customers to be assured that we are fully certified to the updated standard.

Pentaxia prepares for composite future

18 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

As it starts the move to its new six-acre site, advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia will be unveiling £1m investment plans at this year’s Advanced Engineering 2017.

Exhibiting alongside 600 suppliers of engineering products and solutions at the NEC Birmingham on 1st and 2nd November, the company is inviting business leaders to find out more about the installation of cutting edge equipment and upgraded facilities that will double its existing production capability.

Subcontract market up 24%

18 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Demand for fabrication work from the electronics sector pushed the subcontract manufacturing market up 24% in Q3

The latest Qimtek Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI), which measures the value of contract and subcontract manufacturing orders placed in the market, was 215 for the third quarter of this year compared to 174 for the previous three months.

Compared to the third quarter of 2016 the market was up over 40% from a CMI figure of 153.

The base line CMI figure of 100 represents the average value of the subcontracting market during 2014.