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Cobot lends a hand

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Cambridge Precision has installed its first collaborative robot to create a flexible, autonomous and high-productivity manufacturing cell.

Supplied by the recently created automation division of Mills CNC, the M0617 cobot, equipped with ONRobot electrically driven two finger parallel grippers and Schunk vices, was installed in the company’s 24,000 square foot facility in St Neots in July 2019 where it has been integrated with a Doosan DNM 6700 vertical machining centre.

CNC investment at moulder

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

New CNC machining capabilities at technical trade moulder Broanmain Plastics allow it to take on complete projects including moulding, rapid prototyping and milled elements.

A Hurco VM10i vertical machining centre, combined with a new ZNC spark eroder system, give Broanmain’s tool shop a full arsenal of equipment at its fingertips to undertake complex projects, test customers’ prototypes and take on repeat technical mouldings.

Shropshire pupils on the grid

05 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Shropshire pupils are being urged to emulate Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and their amazing pit teams by taking part in an international STEM challenge.

12 local schools are wanted to take part in the next ‘F1 in Schools’, a global competition that encourages young people to build, market, promote and race their own purpose-built cars.

Teams of six pupils - from Years 10 to 13 - can enter and, for the first time in the region, will be supported by the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) and The STEM Workshop.

Oil and gas boost

05 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Major growth in the oil and gas sector has seen Scottish manufacturing specialist Tayside Precision Tools Dundee make its largest ever investment.

The company which specialises in manufacturing complex parts in small volumes, has recently invested in a new Quaser MV184 with the latest Heidenhain control from the Engineering Technology Group.

Stainless steel rainbow

05 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

In partnership with DPS Metals, Kloeckner Metals UK has introduced a range of coloured stainless steels that combine durability with style and elegance.

Utilising Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Coating technology, DSP provides Colour Stainless Steel in several modern and luxurious colours, allowing architects greater creativity and flexibility when incorporating stainless steel sheets into their designs.