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Technology secures fastener quality

20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

NDB Engineering has invested £1/2m in the latest turn-milling technology to ensure production errors are eliminated.

NDB Engineering is a highly specialist sub-contract fastener machining business. Its portfolio of fastener production contains many that are bespoke with most demanding high precision components machined from toughened and corrosion resistant higher-grade super alloys including exotic materials, Hastelloy, Super Duplex stainless, cobalt and nickel alloys.

Saving energy, winning orders

20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Telford fabrication specialist Hitherbest has taken on board energy saving assistance that has saved it thousands of pounds.

The company, which provides sheet metal/punching, folding and powder coating capabilities has also won new contracts that have contributed to a 20% increase in turnover.

New brand for Norfolk machinist

20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Now celebrating its tenth year in business, Norfolk-based CNC machining specialist Stokes & Rowe has rebranded as Accuturn.

As well as the rebrand, 2018 has seen directors Nicola and Robert Stokes invest in new CNC milling capability, gain ISO9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards and hire their first mechanical engineering apprentice.

Nicola Stokes said: "We are investing in the future of our business to enable our expansion within our customer base in the automotive, motorsport, construction, water filtration and medical sectors.”

Manufacturing excellence award

14 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Blackburn-based MGS Technical Plastics has been recognised for its commitment to making its manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly and to training and developing an engaged workforce.

The company was awarded the Manufacturing Excellence Award at the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards 2018 on the 8th November. MGS were also shortlisted for another award, the People & Skills Excellence Award.

Breaking turnover target

14 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Set up in April with a single Trumpf machine, Staffs Laser is on course to turn over £800,000 in its first year of trading.

The company chose a TruLaser 2030 fiber to launch the business into the Midlands subcontract sheet profiling market and is well ahead of its original first year turnover target of £560,000.

Staffs Laser is the brainchild of Eddie Hopkins, who has been working in the laser cutting arena for the past 15 years.