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Composites take on cancer

12 Feb 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Radiotherapy expert Elektra has chosen TRB lightweight structures as a top supplier for a revolutionary new cancer treatment system.

Elektra’s latest innovation, the Elektra Unity, combines real time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a radiotherapy beam produced using a linear accelerator (LINAC).

Elektra says that this combination of technologies enables you to see and track the target, including changes in tumour position, shape and biology, and provides the real-time information needed to respond immediately—all while the patient is on the table.

Rotec puts the lights out

11 Feb 2019 by Rotec Engineering Ltd

Five-axis turning and new CADCAM software have reduced setup times and allow ‘lights-out’ production at Evesham-based Rotec.

The company, which supplies components to the aerospace, automotive and oil and gas sectors using advanced fixed and sliding head turning, has just installed a new Nakamura NTRX 300 supplied by the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), building on a long-term relationship with the machine tool supplier.

Forward-looking investment programme

11 Feb 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Coventry-based aerospace subcontractor Arrowsmith Engineering has installed four new Doosan Lynx lathes and a Doosan DNM machining centre and is examining future automation using collaborative robots.

The new machines were installed at Arrowsmith’s 20,000 square foot facility in the latter half of 2018.

Fabricators add waterjet

11 Feb 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Precision fabrication specialist LTi Metaltech has installed new Ridder waterjet cutting machine at its Abingdon factory.

Complementing existing capabilities, the new waterjet machine provides crucial extra capacity to serve newer growth areas of LTi’s business, in addition to its ongoing cryogenic work for long-time client, Siemens for its MRI machines.

Launchpad for innovation

06 Feb 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Subcon is introducing a new initiative, the Launchpad, which aims to give entrepreneurs and startups a kick-start.

The Launchpad and associated Launchpad Awards at this year’s event will give them the opportunity to share their innovations with thousands of engineering and manufacturing professionals with the power to influence and guide them to future success.