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Electron beam nuclear welding

18 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield Forgemasters is to lead a £10.5m project to explore the industrialisation of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in civil nuclear assemblies.

This has the potential to integrate welding into the manufacturing process, offering material improvements and vast reductions in manufacturing time and cost.

Tax savings for planet savers

18 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Did you know that reducing your environmental impact may also reduce the impact of your tax bill?

Anthony Lalsing, tax director at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP, writes: In recent years, a surge in consumer demand for more sustainable products and services has turned manufacturers’ attentions to finding ways to reduce their environmental impact. Despite this, many environmentally-aware businesses may not realise that their activities could be eligible for valuable research and development (R&D) tax relief.

Precision etching capacity

18 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced Chemical Etching (A.C.E) has invested another £100,000 into increasing its capacity to target new opportunities in electronics and precision engineering.

It is taking delivery of an additional post cleaning machine that will give it the capability to deliver more than 2000 etched sheets every day – a major rise from the 350 it could produce in 2018.

The firm’s expertise is in demand from customers looking to manufacture precision components within a two-week lead time and to exacting tolerances that can also withstand harsh environments.

Two awards for moulder

18 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Destra Engineering Ltd has won two Ashford Business Awards – the Cobbs Wood based plastic injection moulder won the Small Business of the Year Award and Managing Director Sarah Williams won the Business Woman of the Year Award.

Competition for the 9 Award categories was keen with well over 100 entries from Ashford and the surrounding area including Hythe, Romney Marsh, Folkestone, Deal and Dover.

Top spectroscopy supplier

18 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Specac Ltd, a global provider of lab analysis spectrometers used in science and industry, has named Broanmain Plastics its new supplier of 2019.

Working collaboratively with the company for the past 12 months, Broanmain has assisted with the tool design, project managing the development of a new ATR (Attenuated Total Reflection) accessory for Specac’s high-spec spectrometry instrument. Comprising seven individual components, the Surrey-based technical moulder has now entered the manufacturing phase and is producing and individually finishing 100+ spectrometry ATR units a month.