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Larger, complex parts

12 Aug 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A £1.2m investment in long-bed, fast machining of complex components will help TGM target aerospace primes.

TGM, which is part of the £43m Aero Services Global (AS.G) Group, has just completed its first parts for a MoD contract on its recently installed Zimmermann FZ33 compact milling machine.

The long bed capabilities, machine dynamics, 30,000 RPM and fast cycle times are perfect for creating complex components to the exacting standards required by the aerospace and defence sectors.

All set for productivity

12 Aug 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Investment in tool offline pre-setting helps Benham Precision Engineering keep the spindles turning and boosts capacity.

The has been a leading supplier of complex components and sub-assemblies to the aerospace and defence sectors for many years, operating 22 machine tools to create a range of parts such as manifolds, bodies, castings and casings, each to exacting standards.

Working to net zero carbon

12 Aug 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The global market for carbon offset sales grew by 34 per cent in 2019, to £174m, a five-fold increase in two years. But is it a valid route to zero carbon, and what should manufacturers be doing?

Here, Jeremy Whittingham, Head of Community and Content at Advanced Engineering UK explains what the resurgence means and what manufacturers can do to make a difference.

Covid-killing copper alloy

04 Aug 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A Yorkshire casting and machining specialist is working with academics on developing a copper alloy that can kill the Covid-19 virus in just 10 minutes.

The scientists at the University of Southampton have established significant results in the elimination of Covid-19 within minutes, on a copper-based alloy, demonstrating its ability to reduce coronavirus transmission rates, via commonly touched surfaces, manufactured with this metal. 

Type 26 frigate contracts

04 Aug 2020 by Engineering Capacity

BAE Systems has awarded a further five contracts to suppliers worth more than £100m, as progress on the Type 26 frigate programme continues apace at the company’s shipyards in Glasgow.

The new contracts will support 250 jobs, with the Type 26 programme sustaining more than 4,000 jobs in total across the UK, helping to support the nation’s economic recovery by maintaining much-needed skills and capabilities. More than £1bn has been invested across the programme’s supply chain to date, with more than 100 suppliers globally.