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

Stainless sheet polished faster

30 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Black Country-based Professional Polishing Services has invested a third of its turnover in new equipment that will reduce turnaround time to a matter of days.

The investment includes two new Autopulit automatic reciprocating polishing machines from Ellesco.

Auto show breaks records

30 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Automechanika Birmingham 2019 has been hailed a record-breaking success, attracting more than 12,000 visitors from the UK automotive industry, the highest ever attendance.  

500 exhibitors from 23 countries attended the largest industry gathering of the year, with 120 new suppliers showcasing their products. 90% of the 12,145 visitors who visited were from the UK.

Taking the stress out of design

30 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Newbury Electronics' expertise and fabrication skills saved the day for one Industrial Design student’s stress sensor project.

When Trevyn Rayner-Canham, a BA Industrial Design and Technology student in her final year at Brunel University, realised that she needed guidance in regard to the electronic elements of her personal stress sensor design, she turned to Newbury Electronics. With her project deadline looming, Trevyn needed to work with a company that could translate her rudimentary design specifications into a fully functioning PCB in just one week.

MP predicts ‘bright future’ for Carfulan Group

30 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

MP Heather Wheeler has paid a visit to one of South Derbyshire’s fastest-growing engineering firms to help celebrate its inclusion in an influential national report.

The district’s MP enjoyed a tour of the Carfulan Group’s headquarters in Foston, near Derby, after it was named one the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019.

Only businesses demonstrating consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, and significantly outperforming their industry peers, are selected to appear in the report.

Plastic part productivity

30 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A new workholding system has allowed Stratos Precision Engineering to double productivity on plastic parts.

Subcontract machining of plastic parts constitutes the vast majority of output at the company’s Gloucester factory, where the production of a particular component was causing problems that were exacerbated by the need to produce around 5,000 per year.