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Rubber-like polymer for 3D printing

03 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

3D printing and plastic CNC machining firm, Industrial Plastics Fabrication Ltd, has added the rubber-like Agilius30 polymer to its portfolio of advanced 3D print materials.

Agilus30 is one of the latest generations of materials from Stratasys which can be used to create 3D printed parts that offer realistic rubber-like qualities of flexibility and durability.

Spring expert expands and relocates

03 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity
European Springs & Pressings Ltd is relocating to a new purpose built facility in Huddersfield

A Yorkshire based spring manufacturer and supplier is expanding and relocating to a new purpose built facility in Huddersfield.

European Springs & Pressings Ltd is relocating as a direct result of significant expansion over the past decade, in order to increase capacity even further and capitalise in on the efficiency of better transportation links.

IoT and hardware opportunities

01 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The Internet of Things has become the fastest technology growth market

Not so long ago the Internet of Things (IoT) was a concept that was confined to sci-fi and children’s ideas about what the future would look like, writes Phil Simmonds, group managing director, EC Electronics.

Now it has become the fastest technology growth market, with Bain and Company predicting that by 2020 annual revenues could exceed $450 billion for the IoT vendors selling hardware and software.

Aerospace interiors collaboration

31 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The POISE project rethinks the structure of the economy class seat to enhance the passenger experience

Four aerospace interior companies have teamed up to use their respective skills to create an aircraft concept seat to demonstrate the value of a ready-made supply chain to their core customers.

The POISE project rethinks the structure of the economy class seat to enhance the passenger experience, creating extra legroom for every person, irrespective of where their seat is positioned relative to the seat track. 

Huge utility cost savings for Brandauer

30 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Brandauer partnered with CEC to look at its utility costs

The boss of one of the UK’s leading presswork specialists is urging his fellow manufacturers to take a closer look at their utility costs after his firm saved £10,000 in just two months.

Rowan Crozier, CEO of Birmingham-based Brandauer, believes it is a hidden cost that can quite easily be eradicated if the right expertise is sought and if companies aren’t afraid to ask questions.

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