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First in UK for DPC

26 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

New investments at Dawson Precision Components (DPC) include a new turning centre that is the first of its type in the UK.

Greater Manchester-based DPC provides wide-ranging subcontract and engineering services to clients in the UK, Europe and beyond, across sectors including aerospace, aviation, defence, energy, environmental, marine, medical, motorsport and rail transport.

Gold medal beer garden

25 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The ‘Best Show Garden’ award at the 2018 RHS Tatton Park flower show featured fabrications supplied by Barnshaws and was based on a brewing theme of ‘From Hop to Glass’

The garden celebrated the 190th anniversary of brewer JW Lees and won a Gold Medal as well as the award.

Future forming at Farnborough

25 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Doncasters Group unveiled a demonstration project for a fully electroformed one-piece leading-edge lip skin for a commercial aircraft engine at the Farnborough Air Show.

MAN schools challenge

19 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Three schools from Wales and Warwickshire were the main winners at the first ever ‘Design and Make Challenge’ organised by the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN).

Alcester Grammar, Southam College and Ysgol Bro Dinefwr beat off competition from four other rivals to take the Manufacturing, Innovation and Efficiency titles respectively, impressing judges with their teamwork, creativity and ability to meet the project brief.

Subcontract zone added

19 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced Engineering 2018 will feature a dedicated UK Contract Manufacturing zone for small engineering firms and subcontractors.

The organisers say that UK subcontractor is facing growing competition from overseas and there is now a need more than ever, for the UK market to have the best platform to showcase these businesses.