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Hard moulds milled

09 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Whitchurch toolmaker and plastic injection moulding specialist BM Injection has moved from time-consuming electric discharge machining of moulds and dies to direct milling of the tool steels in their hardened state.

These can be up to 58 Rc (Rockwell C Hardness) in the case of 2083 used for injection moulding highly abrasive thermoset plastics.

Cutting the dBs at DMI

02 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Patented compressor technology has helped DMI Precision Engineering achieve a dramatic reduction in shop floor noise levels.

Operating out of East Lothian for more than 40 years, DMI Precision has customers ranging from aerospace and automotive manufacturers to the oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Employing a dozen staff, its services include CNC turning and CNC milling from low quantity to high volume batch work.

Making waves in Coventry

02 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The distinctive curved oval shaped structure with blue shingles of Coventry's new water park, The Wave, relies on the metal bending expertise of Barshaws Section Benders.

The £36.7 million park designed by architects FaulknerBrowns offers residents access to spa and fitness facilities. Evoking flowing water, its curved steel structure is supported by precision curved rectangular hollow section (RHS) and parallel flanged channels (PFC).

Fast growing foundry

02 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Midland Pressure Diecasting (MPD) has boosted its output significantly after installing a new fully automatic aluminium diecasting machine at its Willenhall facility to add to its fleet of automated die casting machines.

The £250,000 project at one of the Black Country’s fastest growing foundries will introduce efficiencies and create an additional 20% capacity to take on more work, which will generate a number of new jobs locally.

Birds set to fly

02 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Birds Precision Engineering is spreading its wings with its latest investment in large capacity machining.

The Doosan DNM 6700XL (3-axis) vertical machining centre was installed at the family-owned company’s 3,000 square foot facility in Nuneaton. It being used to machine high-precision, complex prismatic parts for one of the company’s long-established UK customers.