Advanced Engineering 2018

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

Precision event countdown

30 May 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The euspen European high precision engineering and nanotechnology event opens in Venice next week.

The 18th Annual Conference & Exhibition hosted by The European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) runs from 4-8 June 2018.

It brings together industry players, researchers, and academics from around the world working in the precision engineering sector to meet, network, exchange ideas, and stimulate relationships that advance the cause of precision engineering.

Funding for extra capacity

29 May 2018 by Ronco Engineering Ltd

County Durham precision engineering firm Ronco Engineering has received the first investment from a new £120m North East Fund to invest in new staff and machine tools.

The North East Fund is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Ronco Engineering has worked with NEL Fund Managers to secure a £250,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund which will help it build the extra capacity required to successfully manage its growing order book.

Subcontracting treats in store

29 May 2018 by Engineering Capacity

With Subcon now less than a week away, here is a taste of some of the subcontractors who will be showcasing their capabilities.

The show runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 5 to 7 June.

More than 4,500 manufacturing and engineering professionals across all industry sectors are expected to attend three days packed with keynote presentations and practical workshops.

Testing for endurance

29 May 2018 by Engineering Capacity

William Hughes has increased its component endurance testing capabilities with the acquisition of two new compression spring fatigue testing machines from Italian test equipment specialist Micro Studio.

With the investment in these new machines William Hughes can test fatigue on compression, tension and some torsion springs. There are also facilities for endurance testing of torsion bars and seat mats. This enables the company to guarantee its springs will meet customer requirements for a minimum number of cycles without breaking.

Electric dream machine

29 May 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Italian composites and 3D printing know-how were in pole position when an all-electric superbike prototype was unveiled for on-track testing at the French MotoGP in Le Mans.

The Energica Ego Corsa MotoE all-electric bike was developed in conjunction with CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology.

CRP Technology, which is the CRP Group’s specialist in laser sintering, is 3D printing aerodynamic parts in professional 3D printing with using CRP’s Windform composite materials.