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

Bridging creative and engineering disciplines

30 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Midlands design engineering business, MarchantCain, recently completed a £40,000 rail contract that spans the worlds of civil engineering, precision engineering and the creative industries.

The contract included both the design and manufacturing procurement of two specialist acoustic rail bridges one of which has now been installed at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, as part of the DIRFT III extension project.

Apprenticeship choice for Gestamp Tallent

30 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Gestamp Tallent, part of one of the world’s largest suppliers of metal components for the automotive sector, has chosen In-Comm as its preferred apprenticeship training provider.

Cannock-based Gestamp Tallent, which has recently opened a second factory in Four Ashes in Wolverhampton, currently has 11 apprentices at the Aldridge firm’s state-of the-art academy on the trailblazer mechatronics and toolmaking courses.

Automotive anodiser wins 4 x 4 contract

30 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Burnley-based BCW Treatments has won work from a prestigious UK automotive customer that will see extending its production facilities into an adjacent factory.

The customer produces high performance 4x4s and special operations vehicles. The work will start at the end of 2018 and entail the installation of a new line for passivating components as a corrosion resistant pretreatment.

Medical parts come from US to UK

23 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A German-based medical OEM which had been getting a family of aluminium parts machined in the US has now placed them with Suffolk based CTPE.

The company was an existing customer of CTPE, wanted a single source of supply and was confident of the Suffolk subcontractor's capabilities.

Chris and Alex Taylor who run the business decided to invest in a new Brother 30-taper S700X1 3-axis machining centre with a 2-axis Nikken table as the best way to meet the customer’s requirements.

New 'Jumbo’ laser for Kloeckner

23 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Kloeckner Metals UK is set to grow its laser tube processing capacity with the addition of a  new Adige LT14 ‘Jumbo’  laser to its already extensive laser cutting portfolio.   

This new equipment is the latest generation of large diameter tube laser and will allow Kloeckner Metals UK to be one of the few businesses in this country capable of processing parts up to 355mm in diameter and weight up to 100kg/m.

 In addition to processing Hollow section tubes, it can also process large beams, columns, split tees, angles and channels.