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

3D print for flight-ready parts

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has turned to 3D printing to create flight-ready parts at a fraction of the cost and time involved in using traditional manufacturing methods.

The Cambridge-based firm’s latest innovation program is pushing technological boundaries to reduce weight and increase performance on its fleet of military, civil and business aircraft.

More 3D print parts faster

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Additive manufacturing and prototyping specialist Pro2Pro has invested in a turnkey 3D printing and de-powdering system that will allow it to turn round large batches in the shortest possible time.

The HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer and a Dyemansion Powershot C automatic de-powdering system were supplied by UK Channel partner Europac3D.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer has significant advantages over its competitors with the ability to produce a 380 x 380 x 284mm build volume of parts in 12 hours.

Contract winner rewarded

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A young engineer from Birmingham has secured the main prize at this year’s In-Comm Training Awards after helping his firm secure a game-changing contract.

Adam Burgoyne, who is a New Product Engineer at metal pressings and stamping specialist Brandauer, was named as the ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ after earlier picking up the title of ‘Learner of the Year for Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies’.

What to look for in an equipment supplier

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Getting a good deal means much more than simply going for the cheapest option, says tool supplier Zoro.

There are myriad reasons why businesses choose one supplier over another. Cost, range, service, lead-in times. If the suppliers you have your eye on tick all the boxes, how do you choose who to do business with?

Ensuring your team get the best value and service are rightly top priorities, so here are some pointers when looking for an equipment supplier.


Private suites for the jet set

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

TRB Lightweight Structures provided pressed phenolic panels for luxury private suites on five Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft.

It worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create the private suites which were commissioned to celebrate the airline’s 70th birthday, and feature over 100 different phenolic panels.