Advanced Engineering 2018

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

Bigger parts faster

06 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Steel Dynamics has added more capacity for bigger parts and cut cycle times by 30% with the installation of a new twin column vertical machining centre.

The Hartford Infinity HSA420 was  supplied by T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC), Hartford’s exclusive agent in the UK and Ireland.

The machine has X, Y and Z axes travels of 4,000 mm by 2,000 mm by 1,000 mm and, capable of accommodating workpieces weighing 12, 000 kg, the machine is out-performing Steel Dynamic UK’s two existing, older vertical machining centres for both speed and capability,

Saving energy in Redhill

06 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

One of the UK’s leading specialists in utility management has moved into new headquarters in Surrey as part of ambitious plans to save industry £5m in energy costs next year.

Control Energy Costs, which provides industry with a full utility management, procurement and site works service, has invested £175,000 into taking on and fitting out a 2,500 sq ft Grade A office space at the Kingsgate development in Redhill.

Picture this – manufacturing in focus

06 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Photographers of all experience levels are being asked to capture the dynamism of modern British industry as the 9th annual EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition opens for entries.

Lined up for awards

06 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The nominees for the Exhibitors’ Award at top high precision trade show include companies making medical devices, watch and micro-moulded metal glass.

The Jury of the Exhibitors’ Award for 2018 at EPHJ-EPMT-SMT, the international high-precision trade show,  has selected six innovative projects from the numerous applications submitted for consideration. These six nominated projects will now be put to a vote by the 800 exhibitors of EPHJ-EPMT-SMT who elect the Grand Laureate 2018.  The winner will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the opening day of the show.

Wind farm fabrication win

04 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Teesside company Mech-Tool Engineering has won a second fabrication contract for the world’s largest wind farm.

It will be fabricating 20 internal support structures for the Hornsea One offshore wind farm. The contract was awarded by Billingham based OSB EEW and will see MTE manufacture the suspended internal support structures (SIPS) for OSB’s transition project.