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

Online GDPR help for auto sector

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Automotive learning technology providers Redware Limited has launched a new learning portal for the automotive industry in response to calls for GDPR training.

The new learning portal, The Automotive Academy, is designed to help individual learners and organisations across the automotive industry learn and develop with a range of eLearning courses handpicked for their relevance to the industry.

Cleaner CNC parts faster

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Stourbridge Turning and Grinding has uprated its component washing and degreasing facilities to speed throughput and deliver even cleaner products.

The company, which produces of CNC turned, machined and ground components for customers in the global hydraulics, automotive, construction, industrial vehicle and agricultural sectors has installed a new MecWash aqueous cleaning and degreasing system.

This will allow it to manage a 30% increase in production demand and offer a enhanced levels of cleanliness to its customers.

Handing on NDT baton

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Non-destructive testing provider Lavender is moving into a new era as the last founder retires and leaves the business in the hands of its 39 employees.

After over 40 years working in the NDT industry, Dave Lavender, one of the business’ original founders and last remaining Lavender still working in the business, is retiring. As part of the business’ succession plans, Lavender International became an employee-owned business in 2015, making all of the employees at the Sheffield-based company co-owners in the business.

Siemens backs 3D printing with €30m

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Siemens is investing in a new factory in Worcester that will double its footprint to allow for a fleet of 50 3D printing machines.

The €30m manufacturing plant for Materials Solutions Ltd, Siemens’ additive manufacturing specialist will be set up to fully harness the potential of digitalisation.

IATF Award tops off ACT’s year

21 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Automotive supplier ACT has rounded off a year of new contract wins by gaining the prestigious IATF 16949 quality award.

Applied Component Technology (ACT), which employs nearly 60 people at its factory in Clywedog Road South, has become one of the first SMEs in Wales to secure the accreditation…taking just 11 months from the start of the process to the successful audit.

The award will help to retain and attract new work from the car manufacturers and tier 1s, which currently accounts for 85% of the firm’s £7m turnover.