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Eaton Aerospace gets up to speed on Rev D

03 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

TEC Transnational has provided Eaton Aerospace with the training required to achieve the newly revised AS9100:2016 Rev D aerospace industry quality standard.

Eaton Aerospace is a world-leaders in the  design, manufacture and integration advanced products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control, and engine solutions.  

Machining investment lands at Bowmill

03 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Components precision ground on the Suprema are of Class 1  critical classification.

As part of a multi-million-pound machine tool investment programme, Bowmill Engineering is to install an advanced cylindrical grinder at its new Tewkesbury manufacturing plant for Airbus landing gear kits.

In addition to the Jones & Shipman Suprema EASY cylindrical grinder, the investment includes eight new machining centres and high levels of automation throughout.

£1.5m boost for Black Country training

03 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

In-Comm Training has announced it is going ahead with a £1.5m extension that will more than triple the size of its facility in Aldridge.

The Black Country training specialist has joined forces with workholding specialist Hyfore to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre next door to its current site in Vigo Place.

€4m European investment at Proto Labs

31 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Haas CNC machining centres at Proto Labs

Rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturer Proto Labs has announced its largest European infrastructure investment since the UK business was established in 2005.

The business has financed a spend of around €4 million on new manufacturing technology and facility renovations; primarily in Telford, UK and also its other locations across Europe. The investment is in response to current and projected customer demand for Proto Labs’ advanced manufacturing services from across Europe.

Constant growth for fabricator

31 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Matt Garlick, Managing Director of Constant Group Ltd, joined by Dave Gilligan,  Operations Manager

Sheet metal fabricator, Constant Group Ltd, has expanded its premises by 60%, gained ISO 9001:2015 certification and is investing in staff and digital manufacturing.

The company was recently able to purchase neighbouring units which took its factory space from 32K sq ft to over 50k sq ft.