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

Fastening on to productivity

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Specialist fastener manufacturer and stockist, Non Standard Socket Screw (NSSS) has put in four Citizen CNC sliding head turn-mill centres to maintain its competitive position.

The new machines not only increase productivity through additional ‘lights-out’ operation, but also give improvements to quality and most important, consistency of production, especially in more difficult to machine materials.

Building sustainability into machined components

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Precision machined component specialist APT has developed a long-term strategy to build an environmentally sustainable business.

The company tries to constantly find creative ways to reduce its impact on the global carbon footprint, from the swarf created by production processes to reusing the packaging used for finished components.

Trike clearance wins business

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Black Country metal finishing specialist Midland Deburr & Finish (MDF) is enjoying strong growth after receiving clearance to use a highly-effective – but restricted – industrial degreaser.

Trichlorethylene (TRI) – also known as Trike –  is an industrial solvent metal degreaser. Its use is restricted under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) guidelines; meaning that companies can only use this material if an authorisation is in place for its specific use.

More moulding capacity

08 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Prototype, production tooling and plastic injection moulding company, RP Technologies has invested over £100,000 in its injection moulding capacity.

The Kingswinford-based company has purchased a two Borche injection moulders –  200-tonne and a 320-tonne machine to boost its production fleet.

This is the company’s second tranche of investment this year, it earlier purchased a 120-tonne injection moulding machine and an additional Hurco CNC machining centre. It has also opened a Sales Office in Germany.

MTL recruits for massive rail contract

25 Oct 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A major recruitment drive is underway at Rotherham-based MTL Advanced, following a multi-million-pound order from a rail sector OEM for complex safety critical aluminium fabrications.

Over 30 new welding/fabrication, CNC machining, press-braking and painting jobs are being created following a 100% increase in staff numbers over the past 24 months.

The contract will run for several years and the aluminium parts will ultimately be used as part of the major UK Crossrail project, bringing a new railway line to central London.