Consett, County Durham based Metaltech Ltd is to join the Wallwork Group. Both companies specialise in the thermal processing and coating of metals for the aerospace, automotive, medical device and precision engineering sectors.
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Engineering group Expromet Technologies Group (Expromet) has strengthened its manufacturing capabilities following the acquisition of Hampshire-based Haworth Castings.
The deal will see Haworth Castings joining Ilfracombe-based investment casting company Investacast, under the ownership of Expromet.
New equipment and capabilities in TWI’s Electron Beam (EB) welding and processing facilities offer more versatile high and low power machines for development and low volume subcontracting.
2017 has seen 200mm thick pressure vessel steel welded with support from Innovate UK and TWI Members, and thin 0.7mm demonstrator valves in stainless steel welded and tested for the European Space Agency, alongside a wide range of other materials and applications.
With productivity in the UK’s manufacturing sector lagging behind that of other European countries, emerging technologies such as robotics, AI and 3D printing could help to close the gap and ensure businesses are better placed to compete for global supply contracts after Brexit – writes Phil Wright of Menzies LLP.
Procurement consultancy Vendigital has appointed a highly-experienced aerospace industry expert and tech entrepreneur to further strengthen its team of sector specialists.