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5-axis for quality components

17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Thomas Brown Engineering Ltd has invested in a new high-performance Mikron 5-axis machining centre that will used to produce high accuracy components with a Ra 0.2µm surface finish.

Supplied by GF Machining Solutions, the Mikron MILL P 500U was installed at the company’s 20,000 square foot facility in Huddersfield in January 2019 and is being used to machine precision components for customers operating in the aerospace, medical, automotive, robotics, food processing, oil and gas and steel manufacturing/ processing sectors.

High speed quality and setup

17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Investment in a new Japanese high-speed press is set to help Birmingham metal stamping specialist Brandauer capitalise on 20% growth over the last twelve months.

Brandauer, which recently secured a Queen’s Award for International Trade, has spent £600,000 on a Yamada Dobby NXT 80XL as part of a three-year plan to boost its capacity and provide additional production flexibility.

Register for maintenance show

17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Registration is now open for Maintec, the maintenance, reliability and asset management event, that runs at the NEC, Birmingham from 30 to 31 October 2019.

Support for the event includes some of the most highly-regarded international organisations including new event partner Emerson, the global manufacturer and automation solution specialist.

All-electric British hypercar from Lotus

17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Lotus has revealed what it says is the world’s first fully electric British hypercar. The Lotus Evija has a target power output of 2,000 PS, is claimed to set new standards in terms of advanced EV engineering and is a snip at just £1.7m plus tax.

Are human jobs safe?

17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Computer programmes have helped to make so many sectors much more efficient. However, as technology improves, people have been left wondering whether or not the day will come when machinery completely replaces human effort and work.

The chances are, this won’t be the case, as computer programmes and equipment still require human input in order to produce a quality output. This ensures that there really is no way to replace true human-level skill, such as engineering and construction expertise.