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FAC’s awards showcase aerospace talent

18 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The Farnborough Aerospace Consortium’s (FAC) inaugural awards ceremony celebrated the best of the industry – with businesses optimistic about the future.

More than 100 delegates attended the black tie function at the Old Thorns Hotel in Liphook, Hants, where the winners were announced.

The consortium is one of the longest established aerospace and defence trade associations in the UK.

It has more than 200 members – including some from abroad - and serves its membership in the south and south east of England, the heart of UK aerospace.

Fishy catch for Channing

18 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The huge growth in fish farming in recent years is proving good news for a small precision engineering company based near Spalding.

A one-off job a decade and a half ago has turned into a major stream of business for Channing Engineering, which employs eight people at its workshop in the village of Pinchbeck.

Lightweight castings contracts

18 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Black Country foundry Alucast has secured over £3m of new contracts from car makers keen to explore ways of reducing weight on future models..

Backed by support from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Black Country LEP and the Black Country Growth Deal, it has opened additional facilities adjacent to its Wednesbury headquarters to cope with the expansion, giving the company an additional 7000 sq ft of dedicated machining space to work with.

Machining fit for a king

17 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Alken Engineering has gone full CNC with the installation of an XYZ Linear Rail machining centre to take on a difficult stainless steel machining project for King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel.

The company is a long-term user of XYZ Machine Tools’ ProtoTRAK mills, being an ‘early adopter, when the ProtoTRAK control was introduced to the UK in 1993. It now has 10 XYZ ProtoTRAK mills and three XYZ ProTURN lathes on its capacity list, but for many years resisted purchasing any XYZ ‘full CNC’ machines.

Innovators shortlisted for Grand Prix

17 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The jury of experts of the 2019 EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Trade Fair has selected six highly innovative projects for the Exhibitors’ Grand Prix to be voted on by the exhibitors to select the winner.

3D print for flight-ready parts

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has turned to 3D printing to create flight-ready parts at a fraction of the cost and time involved in using traditional manufacturing methods.

The Cambridge-based firm’s latest innovation program is pushing technological boundaries to reduce weight and increase performance on its fleet of military, civil and business aircraft.

More 3D print parts faster

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Additive manufacturing and prototyping specialist Pro2Pro has invested in a turnkey 3D printing and de-powdering system that will allow it to turn round large batches in the shortest possible time.

The HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer and a Dyemansion Powershot C automatic de-powdering system were supplied by UK Channel partner Europac3D.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer has significant advantages over its competitors with the ability to produce a 380 x 380 x 284mm build volume of parts in 12 hours.

Contract winner rewarded

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A young engineer from Birmingham has secured the main prize at this year’s In-Comm Training Awards after helping his firm secure a game-changing contract.

Adam Burgoyne, who is a New Product Engineer at metal pressings and stamping specialist Brandauer, was named as the ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ after earlier picking up the title of ‘Learner of the Year for Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies’.

What to look for in an equipment supplier

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Getting a good deal means much more than simply going for the cheapest option, says tool supplier Zoro.

There are myriad reasons why businesses choose one supplier over another. Cost, range, service, lead-in times. If the suppliers you have your eye on tick all the boxes, how do you choose who to do business with?

Ensuring your team get the best value and service are rightly top priorities, so here are some pointers when looking for an equipment supplier.


Private suites for the jet set

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

TRB Lightweight Structures provided pressed phenolic panels for luxury private suites on five Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft.

It worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create the private suites which were commissioned to celebrate the airline’s 70th birthday, and feature over 100 different phenolic panels.

Graphite experts on export track

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Halesowen-based Erodex UK Limited, which supplies EDM graphite and tooling to the aerospace market, has been listed on the Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100.

Erodex UK provides a vast range of EDM supplies such as EDM wire and wear parts, as well as graphites, graphite machining and more.

The company came in at number 86 in the fifth annual Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100, a league table which ranks Britain’s private SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales.

Bringing it back from China

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A £600,000 investment in multi-axis turning capacity is supporting the demand for re-shoring at HPC Services

British engineering firms are in increasing demand from major multinational companies looking to bring more work back to the UK from Europe and China, according to the boss of a busy Derbyshire CNC machining business.

A clear view of quality

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Miles Platts, which designs and manufactures precision technical mouldings, uses automated inspection to ensure quality and production efficiency on 8 million units per month.

Aerospace machining game changer

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Real-time quality control using multi-sensor metrology allows Winbro to get miniature holes in aerospace components right first time.

The company company says its partnership with metrology expert OGP UK has been a ‘game-changer’ in a highly regulated industry.

Winbro Group, a world leader in the design and production of machines and technologies based on non-conventional processes, specialises in producing the miniature cooling holes and forms in components used in the most demanding part of aero and industrial gas turbines.

50 tonnes and 10 years later

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Bindatex, which provides composite precision slitting services, is celebrating 10 years of partnership and delivering 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics to a global composites reinforcement manufacturer.

The specialist slitting service enables the manufacturer to supply its customers with material in a wide variety of widths.

New image for BIEMH

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The organising team of BIEMH, International Machine Tool Exhibition, has presented the new campaign image for the event, which will be held from the 25 to the 29 May 2020.

Showcase for start-ups

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The Advanced Engineering exhibition is on the lookout for start-ups to showcase their inventions as part of its innovation zone.

The Enabling Innovation Zone will support smaller enterprises that want to accelerate their innovations into the advanced manufacturing and technology industries.

Subcon a hit with visitors and exhibitors

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Last week’s Subcon exhibition drew over 4,100 visitors – 16% up on last year and just short of its overall record in 2017.

Over 100 of the exhibitors rebooked on site for the 2020 show which will take place at the NEC next year from 9 to 11 June alongside The Engineer Expo and under the new ownership of the Mark Allen Group.

Subcon launchpad winner

05 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Elements Technology has won the first ever Subcon Launchpad Award, which was presented at the show today by Subcon event director Gordon Kirk and The Engineer editor Jon Excell.

Subcon is the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing event, and this year saw the debut of the Subcon Launchpad and Launchpad Award which are designed to give manufacturing and engineering-based start-ups a platform to share their innovations.