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

Making aerospace fairer for women

16 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The women of Northern Ireland’s aerospace sector took a significant step towards gender balance within the industry at Thursday’s ADS Group New Year conference, by signing the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.

The Charter, which was launched in July 2018, makes a commitment to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry for women across the aviation and aerospace sector. It also focuses on driving diversity and inclusion within the sector and providing fair opportunities for women to succeed at the highest levels.

Cable capacity doubled

16 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Convert Ltd, a manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has invested in a new Artos CR11 automatic crimping wire processor, which has increased capacity by 50%.

The Kent-based company purchased the machine to support a project it is working on with one of the world’s leading sports car manufacturers.   

More Southern Seminars

16 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The free seminar programme at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019 has been extended with further sessions on Industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing and materials.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019 runs from 5 to 7 February at the Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre

Reaching out for quality

16 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A 4m long laser scanning arm is helping Goodwin international’s in process checks on large, high specification fabrications.

The FARO Quantum complements one of the largest capacity co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM) in the country.

Operating from a, 38,000m2+ world class manufacturing facility located in the heart of Staffordshire, Goodwin International Ltd manufactures components for a wide range of demanding sectors including the nuclear, defence, oil and gas, power generation, aerospace and renewable industries.

A220 threats and opportunities

16 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The news that Airbus is set to squeeze costs on the former Bombardier A220 could create both threats and opportunities for suppliers, according to Paul Adams, aerospace sector specialist at management consultancy, Vendigital.

He said: “This drive by Airbus to reduce costs on the former Bombardier programme is likely to introduce both threats and opportunities for its global supply chain.