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Composites expertise

09 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Cambridge-based composites manufacturer, Forward Composites, has manufactured carbon fibre monocoque and panels for the Nio EP9, the innovative new Chinese electric supercar .

The Nio EP9 set the new record for the fastest ever self-driven lap at the Circuit of the Americas Race Track (COTA) in Austin, Texas, US, with a time of two minutes and eleven seconds.

Aside from its automotive expertise, Forward Composites is perhaps based known for its work on the 92m Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft.

Strong investment continues for Alpha Manufacturing

08 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Alpha Manufacturing is planning a £1m investment for the first few months of 2017 which follows a recent £1m installation of a STOPA automated storage system and Trumpf Trulaser 3030.

The latest investment will see the addition of a Trumpf Trubend 7000 cell to Alpha’s current Fold offering whilst a Trumpf TruPunch 5000 S12 machine will bolster Punch capabilities.

Quality assurance for rail welding

08 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The HTA Group has successfully achieved EN 15085-2 accreditation for welding on rail vehicles

The Coventry-based HTA Group has successfully achieved EN 15085-2 accreditation for welding on rail vehicles as part of the company’s long term commitment to the UK and European rail sector.

The accreditation is part of a six-month review and improvement of HTA’s quality systems to ensure that its operations meet the railway industry’s international standard for consistency and high quality in fusion welding.

Transitioning to updated AS9100

07 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Bureau Veritas is urging all organisations to begin transition preparations for the update to the AS9100 Series aerospace industry standard.

Bureau Veritas is urging all organisations to begin transition preparations for the update to the AS9100 Series aerospace industry standard.

This comes ahead of the 15 June 2017 deadline which states that all audits completed after then must be undertaken to the new version of the standard.

All organisations who are certified to the current standard will need to transition to the new version by 15 September 2018.

Technoset steps up its capabilities

06 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Aerospace component manufacturer, Technoset, has increased its manufacturing capabilities in order to move further up the industry’s tiered supply chain.

Aerospace component manufacturer, Technoset, has increased its manufacturing capabilities in order to move further up the industry’s tiered supply chain.

New Wogaard Coolant and Oil Saver units are playing a large part in helping to improve the bottom line and clean up operations at the company.

Kevan Kane, managing director, said: “Even at the high-end of sophisticated parts that we produce for our customers there is still a need to look for efficiencies and enhancements. We are under constant pressure to improve the operation of the business.”

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