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Two shows – one registration

04 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Visitor to Automechanika and Subcon – both at the NEC from 5 to 7 June – will only need to register once to go to both shows.

The combination of Subcon, which focuses on contract manufacturing, and Automechanika, the UK’s leading event for vehicle production and aftermarket, will give visitors access to over 900 exhibitors and extensive free conference programmes.

Engineering Capacity is a media partner to both Subcon and Automechanika, and copies of the May issue will be distributed at the shows.

Plating expansion in East Kilbride

03 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A Scottish surface treatment services provider has invested £800,000 in a new plating line for copper, silver and electroless nickel plating.

The line, at East Kilbride based Surface Technology is processing oil and gas components such as ball valves, gates and seats as well as indicator housings for customers including FMC, One Subsea and Weatherford.

Who will be Aerospace Ambassadors?

03 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) has opened nominations for its annual Aerospace Ambassador Awards, with a new category specifically for small and medium sized engineering companies.

The Awards celebrate individuals and companies who have made an outstanding contribution to the aerospace and defence industry within the South West. WEAF is now looking for the stars of this year’s industry.

The awards are free to enter and are open to everyone working in the industry. The six award categories are:

5-axis Chiron for £3.5m facility

03 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

An advanced 5-axis machining centre is the latest addition to the Bowmill Group’s £3.5m state-of the-art machining centre in Tewksbury.

The Bowmill Group, which provides precision engineering, grinding and surface processing services to the aerospace sector, has installed a Chiron FZ12 FX Magnum Vario single spindle, 5-axis simultaneous vertical machining centre to help it supply critical landing gear components and kits to Safran Landing Systems for the Airbus A320/A321.

3D printed rib implant for cancer patient

03 Apr 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Renishaw has produced a unique titanium rib prosthesis for a Welsh cancer patient using 3D printing

71-year-old Peter Maggs received life-saving chest surgery at Morriston Hospital, Wales, during an operation to remove a large sarcoma from his chest. As part of the procedure, Mr Maggs received a rib prosthesis which was designed by Morriston Hospital. This is the first chest prosthesis to be manufactured and implanted into a patient in Britain.