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

Praise from West Midlands Mayor

30 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street praised A&M EDM’s dynamism and commitment as he commissioned equipment from a £750k investment.

This investment pushed the company to record sales of £6.1m in 2018, a 32 % increase on 2017, and covered CNC machinery and equipment.

This included a 5 Axis Hurco CNC machine, two spark eroders, Hitachi handheld analyser for alloy identification and Renishaw laser calibration to enable preventative maintenance of 22 CNC machining centres

Pushing additive to the max

30 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

TWI Ltd is leading a new project that looks set to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing to allow for the printing of larger metallic components such as aircraft landing gear.

As a process, additive manufacturing has traditionally been held back by size, with components tending to be small additional components rather than large primary components and structures.

Cornish engineers show confidence

30 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

WES Engineering Solutions, a Cornwall based precision engineering manufacturer specialising in tooling for the automotive industry is showing its confidence with a £200k investment in mill-turning capacity.

Launching into 2019, financing a £200k machinery investment in a period when the headlines are discussing challenging finances and a slowing of the UK’s economic growth, indicates WES’s success, commitment to their local workforce and UK manufacturing.

Set for biggest Southern yet

29 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show lands at Farnborough International next week for what promises to be one of the biggest yet.

The annual engineering show entered a new phase in its two-decade history last year when it moved into the brand new £35m venue developed on the site of the illustrious Farnborough Airshow. With nearly a quarter of the UK’s aerospace businesses located the South East, the show has always been an important one for engineering subcontractors and the aerospace supply chain in particular.

Who's showing what at Southern

29 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Read our preview of what some of the subcontracting companies at Southern Manufacturing will be featuring.

Precision casting and machining

Expromet Technologies Group (M180) combines the capabilities of precision casting and machining businesses to deliver engineering solutions to its global customers.

At the show it will be exhibiting the wide range of design, casting, finishing and machining solutions provided by its subsidiary companies, Investacast and Haworth Castings.