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Mixed technologies combine

20 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Compotech AG UK and Flexix SA will be exhibiting together at this year’s show, presenting parts for customers in the rail, automotive, transport and machine building sectors. (Stand P8).

Compotech now has a full range of capabilities for composites and fibreglass production with its new Hungarian based lower volume RTM and hand lay-up facilities now on stream complementing its established capacity. Parts on show will include parts for the rail, transport, automotive and sanitary sectors as well as machine covers.

A cracking solution

20 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Keighley Laboratories Limited (Stand L150) offers a range of AS9100 (Rev D) accredited Heat Treatment processes and the expertise to provide bespoke processing of components, whilst also providing technical support to offer solutions to eliminate cracking, distortion or low hardness issues.

The Heat Treatment department was recently contacted by a new customer which was seeking support to overcome cracking problems it was experiencing with some large gears.

More technologies on show

20 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced Engineering returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on October 30 and 31 with the new Medical Device Engineering zone.

With a two-day attendance of some 15,000 engineering professionals, the eleventh edition of the trade show will provide companies with the opportunity to meet with OEMs and supply chain partners from sectors spanning the engineering industry.

Advanced Engineering incorporates all aspects of engineering, from design, test and measurement, inspection, materials and production, within aerospace, automotive, marine, medical and many more.

Composite wheel for EVs

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A project to develop the world’s first all-composite wheel for electric vehicles has won funding worth £135,500.

The world’s first commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric and niche vehicles such as driverless cars, last mile delivery vehicles, road sweepers and next generation of agricultural vehicles could soon be a reality after winning grant funding.

Why IIoT goes wrong

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Many Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) projects fail, so why is implementing the technology so challenging? Matt Isherwood, Managing Director at Pathfindr looks at the problems.