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Expanded capacity unveiled

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Precision engineering company RHH Franks has unveiled its newly expanded factory in Hampshire, which will increase its manufacturing capacity for the global aerospace, defence, nuclear and marine industries by over 25%.

Following a successful application to the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the business was awarded more than £97,000 towards its investment to acquire and equip an additional 6,600 sq ft of unit space at its premises on Gore Road Industrial Estate, New Milton. It takes the total manufacturing site up to over 30,000 sq ft.

Fixture for biggest brazing furnace

02 Mar 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Erodex has supplied Krohne with a carbon fibre composite graphite fixture for the UK’s largest horizontal vacuum brazing furnace.

Krohne is a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial process instrumentation, and its UK operation in Wellingborough is the company’s global centre of excellence for Coriolis mass flowmeter technology and where it manufacturers its award-winning Optimass mass flowmeters.

Digital metrology connection

23 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

State-of-the-art connected metrology systems from Renishaw will be critical to the machining and inspection capabilities of the Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC).

The DMC is further expanding its partnership with manufacturing technology leader Renishaw and says the new agreement is critical to the DMC’s on-site machining capability, which is delivered by precision engineering specialist Produmax.

Height of precision

23 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Rochdale-based subcontractor Chelburn Precision has installed one of the tallest height gauges on the market to ensure precision on larger components.

UV light for disease-free air

23 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Fabrication specialist, Blackrow Group, is working with an infection mitigation specialist on applying systems and technologies to reduce the transmission of harmful bacteria and viruses.

Health technology company PP-L has partnered with Blackrow to help  manufacturing companies across the UK become COVID-secure by purifying air and surfaces using ultraviolet-C radiation.

The partnership will ensure manufacturers can go beyond government guidance to make their operations extremely COVID-secure and ultimately continue to supply the nation.