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

Green win unveiled

27 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Birmingham metal pressings specialist Brandauer has capitalised on its Queen’s Award success by securing a new contract in the renewables field, supplying laminations for a new wind turbine system.

The 157-year-old company unveiled its involvement in a new project to create wind energy during the official presentation of its International Trade Award by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands to its 60-strong workforce and family board members.

Turning to aerospace

27 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A new large-capacity vertical turning lathe is helping subcontractor Unilathe Ltd consolidate and grow its aerospace business.

The machine, a Fanuc controlled Doosan VT1100 suppled by Mills CNC, was installed at Unilathe’s 82,000 square foot facility in August 2019 and has been positioned adjacent to another Doosan VT1100 machine to create a flexible, high-productivity vertical turning cell.

Made Smarter at MACH

27 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

MACH 2020 is to feature the Made Smarter programme which will look to help SMEs attending the UK’s national manufacturing showcase to start their digital journey.

The Made Smarter North West pilot is already working with SMEs to help them introduce digital tools and technologies to boost productivity and growth.

So far 300 North Western small and medium sized manufacturers have secured support, including specialised advice and £1.6M of funding, in the first year of the programme.

Technology for lightweight cars

27 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Introducing Hot Form Quench technology: the new international standard for cost-effective automotive lightweighting using aluminium

Environmental legislation to control emissions and reduce pollution continues to tighten. To meet these challenges, the automotive sector is increasingly putting faith in battery electric vehicles, hybrids and more efficient internal combustion engine vehicles, writes John Sellors, Impression Technologies Ltd

Precision on show in Geneva

27 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

EPHJ, (formerly EPHJ-EPMT-SMT) is the only trade show in the world which brings together, at the heart of Europe, all high-precision skills in the areas of watch-making and jewellery, microtechnology and medical technology.  The show facilitates the development of synergies between high-precision technology professions.  EPHJ takes place, in Geneva, from 16th to 19th June this year.  Visit the exhibitors and talks to become thoroughly informed about the latest innovations, services, cutting-edge solutions and technologies for the design, manufacture, development and promotion of your produc