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Medical moulding resource

20 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Applied Polymer Technologies (APT) has installed a new 130 ton all-electric, medical specification injection moulding machine from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to support Irish customers with their research, product development, tool testing and validation projects.

Dr Forgemasters I presume

20 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield Forgemasters' employees have become the very first collective to be awarded a group honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University.

The award recognises the work carried out by Sheffield Forgemasters staff and the company's engineering achievements that have kept Sheffield on the world map as a leading centre of manufacturing excellence for more than 200 years.

Connecting electric quad bikes

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Convert Ltd, which manufactures cable looms and harnesses, has secured an order to design cable assemblies to power 100 electric all terrain quad bikes a year.

Convert will design and manufacture the cable assemblies for Aspire Engineering, specialist in sustainable engineering solutions for the electric vehicle industry, who then convert the quad bikes which are run on petrol/ diesel into a 100 percent electric vehicle for EcoCharger Quads, specialists in all terrain quad bikes.

Growth doubles at fabricator

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield-based steel fabrication and laser cutting specialist, SevenHills Fabrication, has more than doubled its turnover in three years.

The company's financial results ending 2019 record SevenHills' turnover reach £3.5 million, up from £1.7 million for the financial year ending 2017 and with the company investing £1 million into plant and technology over the same period.

Bi-metallic plates explode onto market

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Kloeckner Metals UK have recently formed a new partnership with NobelClad, a world leader in dissimilar metal bonding using explosive welding.

Composed of two dissimilar metals, bi-metallic plates are bonded by a cold precision explosion that retains the best properties of both metals. NobelClad has pioneered the use of explosion welding in dissimilar metal bonding. This innovative technique enables bonding in milliseconds, reducing the amount of heat required and therefore preventing any damage that can occur to the metals during the cladding process.