Automechanika Birmingham 2018

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On her bike to national championship

10 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Sarginsons apprentice Abbie Pittaway is set to compete in a national motocross event in Scotland – with a little help from here employer.

Abbie, 16, from Tile Hill, Coventry, will compete in the first round of the UK Girls Motocross Nationals event on April 28 and 29 at Duns Motocross Track, one of the most prestigious motocross venues in Scotland.

Abbie couldn’t compete in round one of the UK Girls Motocross Nationals 2017 at Duns Motocross Track due to still recovering from an accident in September 2016 whenshe broke her tibia and fibula.

Very small diameter dowels

10 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Technifast has increased its machining capabilities with the commissioning of additional Citizen CNC machinery to keep pace with increasing demand for small diameter dowel pins.

The new addition to Technifast’s manufacturing division will give the Corby-based firm increased capacity to produce very small diameter dowels, from 1mm – 5mm diameter, which will bring reductions in lead-time, but retain high-precision accuracy.

True importance of manufacturing revealed

10 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

New research by for the MTA shows that the manufacturing sector accounts for 23% of the UK’s GDP and 5 million more jobs than is widely reported

Manufacturing accounts for nearly a quarter of the economy and more than 7.4 million jobs depend on it according to new research commissioned by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

10-years up and bigger than ever

10 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The Advanced Engineering exhibition is celebrating its tenth birthday with its biggest event yet and a new Nuclear Engineering zone.

The 2018 show builds on the success of last year’s exhibition, where attendance increased by 15% on the previous year. Visitors stayed on average just under three hours at the show, many looking for new products and services.

Inspiring the future at MACH

04 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Next week’s MACH 2018 exhibition will not just point to the future of manufacturing technologies it will also seek to inspire tomorrow’ in the Education and Development Zone.

This will serve as a base for student visitors, as well as housing some exciting cutting edge educational projects. Over 3500 students attended MACH 2016 and the organisers are hoping for an equally as successful show this year.