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

Faster aero engine parts

16 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Polamar Precision has cut lead times and increased throughput on aerospace engine components with an in-house selective plating process.

US-based Polamer Precision is a global aerospace manufacturing company which specializes in complex components for demanding applications. Having worked with SIFCO ASC on a plating application for an engine component for many years, the company harnessed the expertise of SIFCO ASC’s engineers to bring the process in-house. The move helps Polamer to increase throughput, save costs and ensure complete ownership of the quality management process.

Lock gates link the lochs

16 Jun 2020 by

ECS Engineering Services has completed the installation of 2 sets of lock gates at Kytra Lock, on the Caledonian Canal in Scotland.

The operation, part of a refurbishment investment by Scottish Canals, was vital to maintain the navigation of the historic waterway.

Subbie invests in 3D print

16 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Subcontractor GB Precision has invested in a Stratasys F370 3D printer to tackle a range of tasks, from in-house ‘specials’ to fixturing for machining and measuring customer components.

Show move avoids clash

16 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics has confirmed that it will be moving from its February 2021 slot to April 2021 to cut overcrowding in the show calendar at the beginning of the year.

Go local, global or both?

16 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The world has changed. Conversations regarding global supply chains, reshoring and offshoring are now frequently a part of mainstream media and the wider public debate, says bespoke manufacturing specialist Get it Made.

Discussions around where and how products are manufactured are increasingly important in the fight for jobs, trade, national security and even political votes.