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

Doubling up to speed orders

20 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Peter Day Precision Engineers has invested in twin-spindle, twin-turret turn-mill capacity  to speed order turnaround.

The Christchurch-based subcontract machinist has invested in a Nakamura WY150, supplied by The Engineering Technology Group, so help it cope with a 20% growth in orders.

The twin-spindle, twin turret configuration gives the company the ability to remove a lot of secondary operations making the overall machining process quicker for customers.

Cut out for racing success

20 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Malton Laser has produced a series of stainless steel trophies for the podium finishers in the Ginetta racing championships.

The trophies, manufactured from stainless steel, have all been laser cut and welded by the company’s metal fabrication experts.

Cut utilising Malton Laser’s revolutionary laser cutting technology, the trophies depict the routes of the tracks on which the races take place, as well as highlighting the finishing position of the recipient.

Women to the fore at training awards

17 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Two female apprentices claimed the main prizes at the In-Comm Training Awards.

Integrated Water Services’ Laura Thacker was named as the ‘Most Improved Learner of the Year’ having overcome several setbacks to develop her skills and excel in her apprenticeship, whilst Maria Collins from IMI Precision (Norgren) secured the ‘Outstanding Learner of the Year and Peter Wood Memorial’ title.

New composite applications

12 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A new name in light, stiff and strong aluminium matrix composite (AMC) materials says they are set to be used in new demanding aerospace, automotive and consumer applications.

Alvant, formerly known as Composite Metal Technology (CMT), says that AMC material is being specified in an increasing number of demanding applications in aerospace, defence, automotive, consumer and industrial sectors, including a Safran landing gear project.

The new name comes with a new management team and follows a series of new contracts.

Full steam ahead for Force of Nature

12 Jun 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The owner of a race component manufacturer has given a preview of his new steam-powered rocket bike named Force of Nature.

Motorsport and drag racing enthusiast Graham Sykes showed off the culmination of six years’ work at the recent Fluid Power & Systems 2018.

He designed and then produced all of the prismatic parts on a Hurco vertical machining centre, mostly from DXF files output from AutoCad and input directly into the machine's proprietary Ultimax CNC system.