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Zapping Covid with UV

07 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Electronics manufacturer CHH CoNeX  is helping to produce an ultra-violet air steriliser that could significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.

It is collaborating with air sterilisation specialist Pathogen Solutions on the the design and production of Medixair, a portable air sterilisation solution that is proven to eliminate airborne viruses and bacteria.

Green foundry team

07 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The European Foundry Association has appointed a new executive team as the industry recognises its important role in the ‘Green Revolution’.

At the recent Council meeting of the European Foundry Association, CAEF, Roberto Ariotti (Italy) was appointed as the new Chairman of the Executive Committee, taking over from Luis Felipe Villas-Boas (Portugal) at the completion of his term of office.

New metal facility

07 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Kloeckner Metals UK has completed the purchase of a site in Thurrock, Essex to develop a new state-of-the-art metals processing facility.  

Part of the global Klöckner & Co Group, Kloeckner Metals UK boasts 14 business units across the UK and is one of the leading multi-metals processing suppliers in the UK.

More 3D printing power

07 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A new HP Multi-Jet Fusion machine at 3DPRINTUK, the first of its kind in the UK, will give big improvements in part quality and repeatability.

The 5210 MultiJet Fusion (MJF) is HP’s most advanced system. It was supplied by Matsuura and represents the final stage of 3DPRINTUK’s  £1m expansion plan.

Ten year success story

07 Oct 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Component manufacturer Rockwood Composites has grown its turnover almost ten-fold in the past ten years and grown its workforce six-fold.

This has included over 50% growth compared to last year in the midst of huge uncertainty for the engineering and manufacturing sectors. Rockwood has gone from strength to strength recently in the face of the pandemic increasing turnover strongly and continued recruiting throughout with a 20% increase in staff in the last six months.