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Spring acquisition

06 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Lesjöfors AB has acquired Northampton-based Metrol Springs Ltd, a manufacturer of tooling gas springs, special purpose gas springs and a wide range of standardised.

The company also offers linear actuators and a range of industrial hardware. 

A large proportion of its sales are via catalogue and it serves a diversified customer base in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia, including industrial and automotive customers. 40% of its £7m annual revenue comes from exports.

Laser specialist makes it mark

06 Jan 2020 by

Doncaster-based Onesite (Laser) Ltd has grown to become a leader in the supply of laser cut and formed parts and has now added laser marking to its capabilities.

Originally a subsidiary of Onesite Solutions Limited, a service provider to the access engineering industry, Onesite Laser began trading autonomously in April 2010 to address growing customer needs for precision laser cut components.

Real-time data puts Jota in control

06 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A PSL Datatrack Status Board display system at Jota Advanced Engineering has brought a new dimension to its business by giving visual real time information on its key production functions.

Providing CNC machining capabilities into the wider motor racing, aviation, power generation, scientific and medical sectors, as well as internally to other Jota divisions, it uses multi-axis turning centres with live tooling and five-axis machining centres, to work to very tight tolerances, often in difficult to machine materials.

Welding hits the spot for city van

06 Jan 2020 by Engineering Capacity

William Hughes has come to the aid of an automotive seat manufacturer, providing a spot-welded grid assembly to complete an under-seat storage unit for a market leading city van.

Such an intricate part had to meet stringent criteria for robustness and aesthetics, while assuring ease of integration into the under-seat structure.

European first for MRT

18 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Andover-based aluminium diecasting and machining specialist, MRT Castings, has taken delivery of the first first Brother Speedio R650X2 machining centre to be installed in Europe.

Supplied by Whitehouse Machine Tools, the 30-taper machine is equipped with twin pallets carrying 4th-axis trunnions as well as Blum workpiece and tool probing to ensure accuracy of machined parts.