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

When the earth moves…

10 Dec 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Springs made in Cornwall are helping buildings across the world withstand the force of earthquakes.

European Springs & Pressings in Penryn, Cornwall, manufactures springs for South Brent based Vexcolt, one of the world’s leading producers of expansion joints and movement control joints.

Strategic factors drive record robot sales

10 Dec 2020 by Engineering Capacity

E-Mobility has been a significant factor in record breaking sales of KUKA robots in the UK and Ireland.

KUKA Robotics in the UK and Ireland has posted the strongest annual sales figures in the company’s history, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis and the consequential recession.

The group attributes the success to its proven sales strategies and to four main strategic factors that combined to make 2020 a record year.

Made to measure

10 Dec 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Make UK is celebrating the first ever cohort of Metrology Technician apprentices in the UK completing their studies, at its Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham.

Metrology is the science of measurement and includes all theoretical and practical aspects; the three-year course, created by NPL and delivered by Make UK, includes both on and off-the-job training to develop the essential metrology knowledge, skills and behaviours required. 

Clean manufacturing facility

10 Dec 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Electronics manufacturing specialist Cogent Technology has unveiled a new production facility with advanced production lines and two cleanrooms for medical and healthcare products.

Cogent moved into its new 80,000ft² facility in Felixstowe, to serve its clients with world class manufacturing. The new facility features state of the art production lines, including two ISO 14644-1 Class 7 Rapidbloc cleanrooms.

Putting a block on fraud

10 Dec 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Many manufacturers are turning to blockchain to stop supply chain fraud and counterfeit materials – writes Lars Rensing, CEO of enterprise blockchain provider Protokol