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

Supplier awards improve service

17 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

FSL Aerospace, a specialist supplier of fasteners and fixings, has a recognised supplier performance with a new awards programme that aims to improve the service it offers.

Suppliers are ranked gold, silver or bronze depending on performance against four set criteria:  delivery time, right first time, response within 24 hours to a progress request and order acknowledgement time – which is expected to be within 48 hours.

First graduates from unique faculty

17 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The first cohort of ‘industry ready’ engineers have graduated from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, held a special ceremony in the Cathedral grounds to mark three years since its launch.

Seven graduates picked up their BEng degrees, including Alicia Prior, Daniel Davey, Daryl Eastgate, Daryl Obe, David Mordi, Joe Howe and Nick Hugill.

Management accolade for Malton MD

16 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The managing director of a North Yorkshire-based sheet metalwork manufacturer Malton Laser is celebrating after graduating from the prestigious Goldman Sachs management training programme.

Charles Corner, who also owns the company, graduated from the 10,000 Small Businesses Training Programme at Oxford University after being selected from hundreds of business leaders to take part in the course.

Additive parts for tough jobs

16 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Darlington-based RP service provider, Paragon Rapid Technologies has added a high-performance SLA resin to its material range.

Taurus is one of the latest materials to be developed by Somos® (a product brand of DSM) and is one of the first SLA resins to produce fully functional parts suitable for use in harsh environments, such as under-bonnet in the automotive sector or for functional testing in the aerospace industry.

Patents rise shows investment in innovation

16 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A new report has revealed a strong increase in the number of global patent filings – further indication of positive investment in innovation activity. 

The data is given in a new global report – the IP5 Statistics Report – published jointly by the European Patent Office (EPO); the Japan Patent Office (JPO); the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO); the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).