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

Nuclear business booming

03 Jan 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Birmingham-based Burcas has invested in a new large-capacity vertical machining centre to produce tooling, prototypes and high precision components for the nuclear sector.

The Doosan Mynx 9500/50 machine was supplied by Mills CNC and has also been used to machine high-precision tungsten carbide and HSS knives and blades for customers in the paper and packaging sector.

More than medical components

03 Jan 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Lincoln-based Micrometric has identified new applications for a high-precision tube laser that is predominantly used to produce medical components.

The company, which produces fine parts and precision components for a range of customers in the UK, Europe and across the world, has now added a Coherent’s StarCut Tube system to its range of cutting equipment.

Driving continuous improvement

03 Jan 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Advances in accessibility, reliability, materials offering, and part quality have made 3D printers a powerful tool for implementing continuous improvement initiatives, writes Dave Veisz, VP Engineering at MakerBot.

Continuous improvement (CI) is not a new concept. In order to create a competitive advantage, organisations should focus on making small, incremental improvements as rapidly as possible, instead of relying on large-scale changes that can be costly and disruptive to implement. 

Hydrogen train supply chain

02 Jan 2021 by Engineering Capacity

A Scottish supply chain collaboration is aiming to deliver a production-ready and safety certified hydrogen powered train by November 2021.

Looking ahead to growth

02 Jan 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Sarginsons is looking forward to growth in 2021 following a year of investment.

The Coventry-based lightweight castings and component specialist has invested in technology and people despite the challenges of Covid-19 and has even been winning new contracts during the pandemic.

Managing Director Anthony Evans said the company’s diversification and increased consultancy activity through the Sarginsons Technology Centre could be the catalyst for growth in 2021.