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

Cobot automates aero parts

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Aerospace supplier Arrowsmith Engineering has invested over £200,000 into a new machining centre and collaborative robot (cobot) cell that will help it boost production speed and increase capacity by 50%.

The company is using ‘lights-out’ manufacturing to run a precision engine part 24-hours a day, seven days per week, supplying more than 200 components every month to customers based in Spain and the US.

SMEs think corporates ‘have too much say’

29 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

About two-thirds (63%) of SME owners in the manufacturing sector are concerned that multinationals and other large corporates ‘have too much say’ over the future viability of their business, according to research compiled by accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

Labs pass the Nadcap test.

29 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Following a rigorous six-day audit by the Performance Review Institute, Keighley Laboratories Limited has been successful in passing its fifth Materials Testing Laboratory audit having obtained Nadcap accreditation in 2013.  

Debbie Mellor, Managing Director at Keighley Laboratories said,

Innovation at Automechanika

29 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Innovation will be the leading theme for Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC, Birmingham on 4 to 6 June, with the return of a dedicated vehicle production hall offering a showcase for future technology.

Automated laser with global reach

29 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A new fibre laser with bespoke automation is helping CSM Sheet Metal ship orders as far afield as Oman, Malaysia and Argentina.

Managing Director Paul King says: “I’ve always been a believer in automation, pushing to run machines lights out wherever possible. I don’t understand why more laser users aren’t using it.”

Founded in 1978 CSM specialises in the design and manufacture of sheet metal for a wide range of commercial and retail products on a subcontract basis.