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

A bigger bang

03 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

DNV GL has commission the world’s largest industrial explosion testing chamber at Spadeadam Research and Testing

Located at Spadeadam in Cumbria, the chamber supports not only a joint industry project (JIP) initiative but also an identified need in the market place. DNV GL has just completed five commissioning runs of varying explosion severity.

It's not just about winning races

28 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

For over 50 years Swiftune Engineering has been at the forefront of race preparation for the A-series engine found in the original mini and other open Formula of race cars. Success on the race track has seen Swiftune powered Minis to national and international championship and race wins. Relocation to new premises in the heart of Kent instigated a new chapter in its history and provided a clean slate to develop its engine build and dynamometer bays.

Robot wing assembly jig

26 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

AIM Engineering has partnered with robot suppliers to design and develop a new generation wing assembly jig for NEO (new engine option) converted Airbus aircraft.

The jig, which can be used in a simple standard assembly jig or a fully robotic solution, meets the new rate increase for NEO converted aircraft and comes with a host of benefits.

Boosting measurement capability

26 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Investment in a new milling hall with 3, 4 and 5-axis machining capability boosted capacity at VES Precision and led to a further investment in an Aberlink CMM.

Based in Crewkerne, Somerset, VES Precision was established in 1991 to provide a range of precision engineering and subcontract machining services to local companies, such as Westland Helicopters (now Leonardo Helicopters) and Normalair Garrett (now Honeywell Aerospace), both of which are located in nearby Yeovil.

Apprentice commitment rewarded

26 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

WEC Group Ltd, one of the UK’s largest engineering and fabrication companies, has won The Royal Navy Award for Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards regional ceremony 2018.

Beating many OEMs and much larger organisations on the day to win the award, WEC Group will now go on to represent the North West region and attend the national final later this year. This will be the third time that WEC Group has won the award in the past 5 years.