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MACH metalworking showcase

09 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

New presses, software, monitoring systems and self-locking wedge clamps are just some of the highlights that visitors can expect to see when the largest ever Metalworking Village hits MACH 2020 in April (20-24th).

The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA), which is the only organisation dedicated to the UK sheet metal forming industry, has capped a major year of growth by taking over 650 square metres of space at the event, allowing more than 26 members to showcase their services and technology.

CASTcon programme announced

04 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The programme for CASTcon 2020 is now available and features a full range of industry relevant topics.

The event, which is taking place at Cranfield University on the 7th and 8th of April, includes a good range of presentations from the industry, and features a number of practical case studies. In addition, there are a number of technical updates from the industry’s supply chain and keynote presentations from leading figures from the wider manufacturing sector.

Coronavirus hits Hannover Messe

04 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Hannover Messe 2020 has been moved back to the week of 13 to 17 July in response to global developments related to the Coronavirus.

Organiser, Deutsche Messe, made the decision in close cooperation with the Hannover Region Health Authority, the Messe Exhibitors' Council and the partner associations VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association).

Hungarian facility for composites

02 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Compotech AG's new RTM and hand layup facility in Nyrigyhazha, Hungary is now up and running .

Complementing Compotech's long established Swiss-based SMC reinforced fibre and composites capability , the company is now able to offer its rail , transport and equipment manufacturing customers both low volume and high volume quality production at very competitive pricing.

"As well as volume rail interiors and automotive exterior parts , we can now offer our customers one offs or low volume production" comment Venkatesh Tulluri  & Marcus Schwyn , joint MDs.

More assembly space

02 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Cable loom and harnesses manufacturer Convert Ltd has doubled the size of its cable loom and harness assembly area after investing in additional premises.

Established in 2006, Convert supplies the automotive, transport, marine and scientific sectors, manufacturing cable looms and harnesses for car lights and a range of industrial, medical and marine equipment.