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

More multi-axis machines

22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Unicut Precision has added another pair of twin-turret, twin-spindle turn-mill centres for the production of complex components for the hydraulics industry.

The new Miyano BNE-51MSY machines from Citizen Machinery UK join two identical twin-spindle, twin-turret lathes with live tooling and a Y-axis on the upper turret that were supplied at the end of 2017.

Carbide coating improves fatigue

22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

New independent testing has proven that Hardide-A tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix composite coating improves the fatigue life of metal components by 4.5% when compared to uncoated substrates.

Hardide-A also eliminates the need for costly secondary shot peening making the coating a significant advancement in materials optimisation for the aerospace and other industries where fatigue debit of surface coated metals is a problem.

Maintaining activity with proactivity

22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Downtime due to information technology glitches is a perennial problem. You can set your watch by their occurrence in the commercial aerospace industry alone, and they’re often a direct consequence of failures in legacy hardware and software. Here, George Walker, managing director of IT/OT management software specialist Novotek UK and Ireland, makes the case for proactively upgrading legacy systems.

Advanced Engineering Exhibitor round up

22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Exhibitors include: 

Clarendon Specialty Fasteners (Stand F4) will be exhibiting SEMS – pre-assembled screws and washers that are predominately used in the aircraft interior industry. They reduce inventory count and installed cost through increased production rates and the elimination of down time trying to find lost components. Clarendon Specialty Fasteners can manufacture and supply SEMS in varying volumes, sizes, finishes and head styles to suit a wide range of applications.

International marketing client

22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Aro PR and Marketing, which will showcase its outsourced marketing services at Advanced Engineering, has secured its first international client.

The agency specialises in raising the profile of engineering, composites and scientific companies across the UK, and now also in Europe.