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Welcome to our new home

02 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

As you can probably see, the Engineering Capacity website has now moved to its new home in association with our partners at Qimtek.

We hope you enjoy using it and look forward to hearing from you. Please bear with us for the next few days as we bed the site down - there are bound to be some hickups and it takes time for these changes to propagate on the web. Thanks for sticking with us.

Andy Sandford

Editor & Publisher, Engineering Capacity

Hurco VMC boosts Coventry start-up

30 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Richard Dunn could not offer contract machining services during a two-year exclusion period after selling Drurys Engineering in Hitchin

A new subcontract machining firm has purchased a Hurco VM5i to help it undertake small batch manufacture and project work.

Coventry-based Overstone Engineering brought the 3-axis vertical machining centre (VMC) for its compact footprint of slightly over 1.6 x 2.2m, working envelope of 457 x 356 x 356mm and height of less than two metres tall with its ram lowered.

Staffs Precision targets aerospace

29 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The VTC-800/20SR machining center will enable Staffordshire Precision Engineering to begin manufacturing components for the automotive and aerospace industries

Staffordshire Precision Engineering has purchased a VTC-800/20SR vertical travelling column 5-axis machining center from Worcester-based machine tool manufacturer, Yamazaki Mazak UK.

The investment will enable the £3m turnover company to begin manufacturing larger, high precision components for the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as the medical and scientific instrument markets.

Hardide gains Nadcap accreditation

28 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Hardide Coatings developed Hardide-A for the aerospace and defence industry. Pictured: a Hardide reactor

Hardide Coatings has gained Nadcap accreditation, enabling it to provide its advanced tungsten carbide-based coatings to any aerospace prime contractor or their supply chains worldwide.

Hardide Coatings developed Hardide-A for the aerospace and defence industry as a replacement for hard chrome plating, shortly to be banned under EU REACH regulations, and provide an alternative to HVOF, cadmium plating and other coating processes.   

Fuses for fighter jets

28 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Following its acquisition of Fourjay, Berck can now offer deep drawing expertise and multi-slide work

Following the acquisition of deep-drawing specialist Fourjay, West Bromwich-based manufacturer, Berck Limited will be supplying the MoD with pressed components for fighter jets.

Berck, which manufacture metal pressings and metal sub-assemblies for the world's leading automotive, electronic and medical industries will now be supplying fuses for the Eurofighter and F-16.