Advanced Engineering 2018

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

Three is the magic number

27 Jun 2018 by Paragon Rapid Technologies Ltd

Darlington-based 3D print specialists Paragon Rapid Technologies believes it is the  only service provider in the World to have three industry-leading NEO800 3D printers from UK manufacturer, RP Support.

Using the Stereolithography (SLA) process, all three machines are running WaterShed® 11122 material to produce clear, durable, water-resistant components with high dimensional stability.

£530k for moulder’s biggest ever machine

27 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

MGS Technical Plastics has invested £530,000 in its biggest machine to date.

The KraussMaffei KM900 is a dual platen machine with a 900 tonne capacity, allowing the Blackburn-based plastic injection moulding specialist to work with bigger parts than ever before.

The new purchase is scheduled for delivery in August. It replaces MGS's 800 tonne model, bringing increased capacity, efficiency and quality levels. The KM900 is more efficient than previous equipment, with a short dry cycle time of just 2.3 seconds.

5-axis is fantastic for plastic

27 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Dalau, a specialist supplier and machinist of plastics, has installed a sixth 5-axis machining centre as part of a £1m spend in new machine tools at its Clacton-on-Sea factory.

The new Hermle C 250 machining centre has been modified to accept vacuum workholding fixtures and was supplied by the German manufacturer's UK sales and service agent, Geo Kingsbury, which also carried out the customisation.

Measuring up for Bowers

27 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Specialist subcontractor Mekall produces a variety of panels, labels and graphic overlays for one of the world’s leading metrology specialists. 

Bowers Group manufactures a wide range of precision measuring instruments, including its range of XT digital bore gauges.

As part of the Spear and Jackson group, Bowers Group has worked with specialist engineering subcontractor Mekall for the past 20 years.  The Glasgow-based company supplies a wide range of labels for various products within the Bowers Group portfolio.

Making a dramatic entrance

27 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield specialist engineering firm SCX Special Projects has opened the door on a stunning articulated steel façade at a high-profile office and residential development in central London.

It supplied the façade and designed, built and installed the mechanism that allows two huge decorative portcullis panels to open or close in just 15 seconds.