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More demand from Aston Martin

12 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A fourth five-axis laser cutting cell is helping Coventry-based Park Sheet Metal meet increased demand from Aston Martin and LEVC.

The company was the first in the UK to invest in the newest version of Trumpf’s TruLaser Cell 7040 five-axis laser cutting machine. Adding to a fleet of existing, previous-generation TruLaser Cell 7040 machines, the latest version brings a number of advantages to this specialist in low-volume automotive metal parts and assemblies, including greater energy efficiency.

Tax relief goes begging

12 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The total value of claims for tax relief under the UK’s Patent Box regime has increased, but only slightly, according to latest data sets released by HMRC. Whilst this is a positive indicator of investment in innovation, the number of companies making claims is still far lower than it should be, according to European intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers.

NHS and defence success

12 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Business wins in the defence and medical sectors have seen advanced composite specialist Permali report strong 2019/2020 year-end results in a difficult market.

The company supplies the NHS, F1 and motor sport teams and the defence, medical and aerospace sectors.

The last wear saw double-digit revenue and profit growth, a raft of new strategic capital investments and recruitment drive at a time when sector rivals are retrenching.

Key financial highlights include revenue up 13.5% to £13m and profit up to £1.2m.

Faster precise parts

12 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Williams Aerospace Engineering has cut turnaround times after investing in a new CNC vision system that has increased measurement efficiency by 96%.

The Baty Venture XT CNC Vision System is used to measure critical precision machined components manufactured at its facility in Northam, Southampton.

Low carbon innovator

12 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Samuel Taylor Limited (STL) has been selected alongside three other leading low carbon technology innovators to participate in the UK pavilion at The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo at the Messe Stuttgart, Germany in May 2021.

The pavilion is managed by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, SMMT and Innovate UK.