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

Faster punching setups

28 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Sponsored story: Mate has introduced QCT Metric™ A & B Station Punch Drivers to its Ultra® QCT Quick Change, tool-less thick turret punching system.

These long stem punches are also known as Mate Original Style or Amada Style.

Designed for easier, faster setups, these new A & B Station punch drivers use Mate’s proven QCT™ punch retention system. It’s simple and intuitive. Also, QCT Metric A & B Station Punch Drivers simplify tooling inventory. These universal drivers may be used on rounds or shapes.

New start for Newburgh

24 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The assets and goodwill of Newburgh Precision Engineering, which went into administration this week, have been purchased by a new company, Vector X-Cel Ltd, which is 51% owned by X-Cel Superturn Ltd and 49% owned by the Newburgh management team.

The new management team at Vector X-Cel will be Andrew Taylor, Chairman (and owner of the X-Cel Group); David Greenan, Managing Director; Lee Townsend, Sales Director; Chris Staves, Financial Director; and Neil Booth, Production Director.

New top man for Brose

22 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Brose Limited, a leading mechatronics specialist to the automotive sector, has appointed a new Managing Director to build on its significant recent growth.

Steve Wilkins, an industry specialist with more than 30 years’ experience, has taken over at its two Coventry plants in Colliery Lane and Foleshill and has already expressed his desire to make the most of five years of continued investment in the UK.

Adding value to performance metals

22 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Specialist materials supplier voestalpine High Performance Metals UK has boosted its machining capability for value added services with the addition of three new machine tools.

The company supplies specialty metals to the demanding sectors including, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Power Generation, Automotive and Motorsport.

Pete is a hit with metalformers

22 Jan 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Hit-maker Pete Waterman OBE has become an Honorary member of the Metalforming Machinery Makers Association (MMMA).  

This follows on from the after- dinner speech Pete gave on the evening of the MMMA – ISME, Gold Medal Awards night in May 2018.