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

Stirring stuff for electric car makers

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

As sales of hybrid and all-electric cars continue to gain momentum, PTG Heavy Industries is applying its friction stir welding know-how to help automotive OEMs develop new manufacturing routes.

As manufacturers of the Powerstir range of friction stir welders, PTG Heavy Industries is an expert in this innovative means of jointing metals and also offers the process on a subcontract basis. It says the process can address some of the key challenges associated with the manufacture of electric-powered vehicles.

Mini-Morgan for lucky kids

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

RDM Group, one of Coventry’s fastest growing automotive suppliers has joined forces with Morgan Motor Company to give children the chance to own and drive their own iconic British sports car.

RDM Group, which has been hitting the headlines for its work in driverless vehicles, has been appointed to manufacture and assemble the EV3 Junior, a direct replica of the Malvern-based company’s thrilling and hugely popular 3-wheeler.

LPE puts £500,000 into metal 3d printing

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Laser Prototypes (Europe) Ltd (LPE), has made biggest ever investment with the purchase of a £500,000 metal sintering machine that will allow it to offer 3D printed aluminium, stainless steel and titanium parts.

Metal sintering is viewed as a quantum leap forward in manufacturing for numerous industries including aerospace, motor racing and medical. Many view metal sintering as a long term game changer for manufacturers as this technology is revolutionary in terms of the design flexibility that it offers.

OB2B at AE17

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

OB2B Industrial Marketing & PR  is exhibiting once again at the Advanced Engineering Show (Stand L170). The company specialises in providing marketing and PR writing services to manufacturers of polymer based materials, composites, engineering plastics and adhesives.

Advanced Engineering 2017 is next week

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

On 1 and 2 November at the NEC, Birmingham Advanced Engineering 2017 will feature five co-located zones and keynote speakers from companies including Airbus, Boeing, GKN and Dassault Systemes.

The event, which is set to by the UK's largest advanced engineering show this year is conceived as a place where UK supply chain meets face-to-face with engineering management, spanning: process, control and plant industries; R & D; design; test; production & procurement from OEMs, integrators and top tier industry players within multiple industries.