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

Key markets want clean parts

16 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Kings Langley subcontractor JK Engineering (JKE) has invested in a component washing system to ensure it can exceed exacting cleanliness standards for its clients in the Formula 1 and medical component industry.

AS9100 and ISO9001 certified JKE decided to purchase a MecWash Midi parts washing system which not only gives the highest possible standards of cleanliness but can also clean very delicate components and surface finishes.

Pressing ahead with £1m order

12 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Precision presswork and assembly manufacturer Clamason is investing £1m to install a new 330t press which will target £6m of new orders.

Black Country-based Clamason announced the order with Bruderer UK at the MACH 2018 exhibition.

The specialist supplier to the automotive, medical and building products sectors will install the 300 ton ZANI Motion Master press in June and is hoping that the speed and additional bed size will unlock larger pressings and stampings opportunities.

Subcontract market up 72% in three months

11 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The UK contract manufacturing market hit a record high in Q1 of 2018, up 72% on Q4 of 2017

The latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) figures reveal that the market for subcontract manufacturing was extremely healthy in the first three months of 2018, up 72% on a disappointing final quarter in 2017.

The latest figures suggest that the market has returned to its previous upward trend.

Stepping up to the mark

10 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Malton Laser has used its cutting capabilities to manufacture components for adjustable and reusable access ramps and steps.

Skipton-based Access Solutions Ltd has worked with Malton Laser since 2003, most recently calling on the sheet metalwork manufacturer’s expert engineers to produce parts for a series of adjustable steps utilised by a number of portable building companies nationwide.

On her bike to national championship

10 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Sarginsons apprentice Abbie Pittaway is set to compete in a national motocross event in Scotland – with a little help from here employer.

Abbie, 16, from Tile Hill, Coventry, will compete in the first round of the UK Girls Motocross Nationals event on April 28 and 29 at Duns Motocross Track, one of the most prestigious motocross venues in Scotland.

Abbie couldn’t compete in round one of the UK Girls Motocross Nationals 2017 at Duns Motocross Track due to still recovering from an accident in September 2016 whenshe broke her tibia and fibula.