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Composite boats for MoD

25 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Norco Holdings, the Poole-based manufacturer of lightweight composite structures and GRP mouldings is to build the fleet of replacement Workboats for the MoD.

The contract was placed by Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) and the boats are due to be delivered over the next six years.

The contract is for 30+ boats in total, ranging in size from 11 to 15 metres. As the primary composites supplier for the project, Norco will be producing the major components for the new vessels including hull, deck, superstructure and associated multipurpose modules.

Hybrid approach 90% cheaper than 3D print

25 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

3D printing and engineering specialist 3Dealise has worked with Arup to trial new production methods for structural components that are 90% cheaper than 3D metal printing.

Engineering firm Arup (famous for the Sydney Opera House and many more global landmarks) has been pushing the boundaries of alternative production techniques for the building sector, with a focus on generative design and 3D printing metal. Generative design is a computational design approach that generates lightweight but highly complex structures.

New windows of opportunity

20 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

One of the UK’s market leaders in cold roll formed products for the fenestration market is set to offer its expertise to customers in new markets after investing heavily in its manufacturing capabilities.

Wolverhampton-based EWS (Manufacturing) Ltd, part of Arc Specialist Engineering Group, is targeting significant sales growth in a host of new markets as a result of the £500,000 investment.

Taking the ‘FUD’ out of smart devices

20 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Leading security testing consultancy, Pen Test Partners, has turned to Newbury Electronics for assistance with one of its most recent security product collaborations.

With the IoT and ‘smart’ living becoming a part of everyday life, organisations are having to incorporate far more robust security elements into an ever-wider range of products. 

In an effort to get beyond the unhelpful FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) put about by many security vendors Pen Test Partners often share their research, and have recently been focussing on the Internet of Things.

Superbike racer on track for success

20 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A Yorkshire-born, up-and-coming motorbike racer is one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a professional superbike racer thanks to sponsorship from a Malton Laser.

Scott Ogden, from Doncaster, has been racing motorbikes since the age of six and his talent was recently spotted by Charles Corner, managing director of full service sheet metalwork manufacturer, Malton Laser. Charles is an avid motorbike racer himself and recognised 13-year-old Scott as one of the most promising young riders in his field.