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

Electronics: make or buy?

10 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Every growing company faces a quandary when it reaches a certain size – expand in-house production or outsource it to a reputable electronics sub-contractor. Steve Marshall, Managing Director of Offshore Electronics has good reasons for recommending the latter.

Successful electronic manufacturers typically start out by manufacturing their own products before experiencing growing sales and therefore, an expanding manufacturing operation.

The power of partnership

10 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A unique collaboration between a UK precision casting business and a motorsport engine icon created ‘the world’s most reliable motorsport engine’ and a class winner at Le Mans.

In an increasingly globalised world, collaboration is integral if engineering companies are to continue to push boundaries in their respective fields. Multiple teams of experts, working seamlessly and bringing cutting edge technologies and processes together can overcome even the most difficult engineering challenges and deliver true innovation.

Supporting tomorrow’s engineers

10 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A student placement scheme at APT in Leicester aims to support the brightest of tomorrow's aerospace engineers - the latest to join is Sam Down, who is studying Engineering at the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School in Lutterworth.

The school is a progressive and dynamic place to learn, it focuses on both academic and work-related education in keeping with APT’s emphasis on work-based training for its own engineers.

6kW fibre laser at Concept Metal

02 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Sheet metal fabrication specialist, Concept Metal Products Ltd, has invested in its second Kimla fibre laser system following substantial production gains from its first machine.

Supplied by laser cutting and metal fabrication equipment specialist, MBA Engineering, the new 6kW machine complements the 10m x 2m Kimla Powercut 4kW Fibre Laser installed in early 2017.

Concept Metal Products was impressed with the speed and precision of the machine, and the resulting cost savings, and so ordered the second system – a Kimla Powercut LF2040 6kW.

Registration open for MACH 2018

01 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Visitors can now register for their Fast Track Entry Pack for MACH 2018, which runs from 9 to 13 April in its new home on the Atrium side of the NEC in Halls 17, 18, 19, 20, 6 and 7.

This is the first move of the show since relocating to the NEC when it first opened in 1976 and reflects the changing technologies the show covers. Visitors are invited to register early for their