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Tier one investment

01 Oct 2019 by

A capital grant will support investment in new facilities at light-weighting specialist Sarginsons Industries to allow it to become a tier one supplier of wishbone and B-pillar components to a leading carmaker.

The company has been awarded a £50,000 capital grant by the by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) that will be part of an overall investment of £260,000 on technology and equipment.

Offshore fabrication on a roll

01 Oct 2019 by

The Hamilton branch of metal bending specialist Barnshaws has delivered 11 rolled steel cylinders for two deaerator vessels destined for the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea.

The customer - a leading supplier of vessels, tanks and piping to the offshore industry - has worked closely with Barnshaws in the past. When it came to deliver the 11 rolled cylinders for the deaeration vessels within a constrained timeframe, the supplier contacted Barnshaws.

Composites for car parts

01 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Lightweight thermoset composites are emerging as a favourite replacement for steel in high strength structural car parts – writes Jari Sopanen, Regional Manager at Excel composites.

Fast accurate mass finishing

01 Oct 2019 by

UK aerospace component surface finishing specialist Fintek has taken delivery of a second high speed, high accuracy stream finishing machine

The OTEC Präzisionsfinish machine uses ‘Pulsfinish’ patented pulse drive technology and follows on from the delivery of a new generation OTEC stream finishing machine in July.

Carmaker under threat?

01 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

New research claims that unprecedented change will see one of Europe’s iconic car brands will go out of business in the next three years.

More than half of respondents to ‘The Innovation Race’ – a Protolabs report that explores the challenges and opportunities for Europe’s car makers – expect a big name to fall victim to the unprecedented period of change currently being seen across the globe.