Engineering Capacity is dedicated to providing coverage of subcontract engineering in the UK. Since 1953, it has been the respected source of business information which our clients have trusted to deliver their marketing message. It provides readers with authoritative editorial prepared by writers who are experts in their field in an easy to use layout.

Engineering Capacity is available three ways, as the established monthly magazine in print, by weekly eNewsletter and online at the engineeringcapacity.com website. These different formats enable readers to receive news and use the information resource in a way that suits them best. It also enables advertising clients to tailor their marketing message through the most effective medium.

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With the number of unique visitors now over 6,709 each month, the website is a trusted source of up-to-date news, a fast-growing archive and a comprehensive industry directory. It also now incorporates ‘Funnelback’ search technology to enable users to intuitively find what they want, fast.

The website has a new look which incorporates ‘responsive’ designs. It can detect the device on which it is being displayed, whether desktop PC, tablet or mobile, and render with the size, layout and resolution that makes it easiest-to-read. These developments make it a great place for clients to stay ‘front of mind’ with their market.

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Have your say on Covid-19 impact

27 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Small to medium-sized manufacturers in England are being urged to take part in a major survey detailing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on industry.

The Manufacturing Barometer, which is conducted by South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS) and the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), went live today and is inviting companies to highlight the issues they are facing and the support they need to overcome them.

XYZ machines on offer

25 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

XYZ Machine Tools is making available, on loan, any machine from its stock of ProtoTRAK controlled mills and lathes, machining centres and turning centres mills, to boost the fight against Coronavirus.

Tooling support for Covid-19 effort

25 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Tooling supplier Ceratizit is offering full technical support, free test tools, free delivery and a 70% discount to companies working to produce ventilators and coronavirus diagnostic equipment for the NHS.

Any customers producing ventilators or diagnostic equipment in support of the NHS can call their local Ceratizit UK & Ireland technical sales engineer, or the office directly (0800 073 2073) to discuss their specific tooling requirements. In return Ceratizit UK & Ireland will implement the following technical and commercial support on their account:

Sponsored by Leonardo

25 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Specialist subcontractor CBE+, which offers precision engineering, electroless nickel plating, gear cutting, artificial lifting and metal testing service has been sponsored by helicopter company Leonardo on the  SC21 Operational Excellence programme. 

Machine tools on offer

25 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Machine Tools Sales Online has offered to lend used CNC and manual machines and equipment to companies involved in the manufacture of Covid-19 related emergency medical equipment.

Machine Tool Sales Online, part of the Vigilance Group, is offering to lend any UK company involved in the manufacture of Covid 19 related emergency medical equipment, quality used CNC or manual machine tools and/or engineering equipment (should they need it) - to help them increase their machining and production capacity and capabilities.

3D-print and metrology help

25 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A Derbyshire engineering group is making its 3D-printing and metrology technology available for subcontracting work to help ease the pressure heaped on UK manufacturers by the Covid-19 outbreak.

OGP UK, SYS Systems and VICIVISION UK – all part of the Carfulan Group – specialise in the supply and servicing of multi-sensor metrology, 3D-printing and optical measurement systems.

Ventilator supply specification

25 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Following its call for companies who might be able to help manufacture respirator components, the Government has now issued a ventilator supply specification. You can register and find our more  here

You can register to supply other necessary goos and services here 



Subcon moved to September

19 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

MA Exhibitions Limited, which owns and runs Subcon, The Engineer Expo, and The Manufacturing Management Show, has announced that it has decided to reschedule the event from June 9 -11 to September 28 -30, 2020.

Success in the field

18 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A Midlands manufacturer has landed a new contract to make an agricultural product that reduces water waste and the use of pesticides.

Sarginsons Industries, which is based in Torrington Avenue in Coventry, has been commissioned by Irish firm MagGrow to manufacture a manifold that can be retrofitted onto crop sprayers to make them more targeted and reduce waste.

It is the latest project for Sarginsons’ Design for Manufacture Technology Centre, which was established in 2019 to support manufacturers from the product concept through to production.

100 years of testing

18 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

2020 will see Keighley Laboratories Limited celebrating 100 years of service in metallurgical analysis, testing and heat treatment and investing in new testing technology. 

The company says that, not only does this accolade come with assured confidence of the company’s continuous growth and longevity, but its approvals and accreditations make this a milestone year for the company; in particular, its long-standing UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation.

Tooling up for turbines

18 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A ‘Fast Make’ turbine specialist has uprated its toolroom capacity to support its manufacturing capabilities.

Rugby-based Raysun has developed its business from a designer and manufacturer of bespoke jigs and fixtures with a well-equipped toolroom facility to become one of the UK’s leading ‘Fast Make’ specialists for turbine components, with a particular emphasis on development of smaller hot gas parts such as nozzle guide vanes, seal segments, seal carriers and turbine blades for aerospace and land-based applications.

Electric bus manufacturing

18 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A Coventry automotive design and manufacturing company has set up a new joint venture agreement with a leading electric vehicle manufacturer from Belarus.

The new company, Wave Industries, set up by CAD CAM Automotive (CCA) and Minsk-based manufacturer BKM Holding will create 600 new jobs by establishing a zero-emissions manufacturing plant in the UK.

The agreement was signed at a private reception in London with Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, who has given his personal backing to the project to jointly produce electric buses and commercial vans.

Zero errors on spring rings

18 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A spring ring manufacturer says it can now guarantee 100% accuracy on each and every part it makes thanks to an investment in multi-sensor metrology.

West Yorkshire-based Cirteq currently makes around 700 million circlips and retaining rings annually, exporting them across the globe to more than 500 customers who use them in engine construction to stop something coming out of a bore or to keep something on a shaft.

Ventilator component call

17 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the government’s response to COVID-19.

If your business can help with the Prime Minister’s call for ventilator production, please visit https://ventilator.herokuapp.com  to register your details.


MACH postponed to 2021

11 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), which owns and runs the MACH exhibition on behalf of the industry, has taken the decision to reschedule MACH from April 2020 to January 2021.

Given the spread of the Coronavirus, the MTA has decided that, in order to minimise the risks to visitors and exhibitors and to provide the best possible platform for both exhibitors and visitors, the event will now take place 25-28 January 2021. The event will still be held, in the same Halls, at the NEC.

Stopping discharge damage

11 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

PP Control & Automation, which provides strategic manufacturing outsourcing services, has invested over £100,000 into creating a new manufacturing facility that will protect electronic components from electrostatic discharge damage.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects.

Metal birds help wildlife

11 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Lincoln-based manufacturing firm Micrometric has partnered with Metalbird UK to produce 250 unique metal art birds which have raised £11,000 for the wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires.

Micrometric has produced 250 life-like artistic birds for Metalbird – the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of birds and street art whose work was originally inspired by satirical street artist Banksy.

Supporting new technology

11 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Sanmina Corporation has expanded its manufacturing facility in Thailand to support new technology products in networking, 5G, data centre, automotive/LIDAR, aerospace and defence.

The Nasdaq quoted company is an integrated manufacturing solutions company that manufactures some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products.

Metals for nuclear supply chain

11 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Kloeckner Metals UK has been certified with Fit 4 Nuclear status (F4N) by Nuclear AMRC.

F4N is a unique service, developed by Nuclear AMRC (University of Sheffield) to help UK manufacturing companies get ready to bid for work in the nuclear supply chain. It lets companies measure their operations against standards required to supply the nuclear industry - in new build, operations and decommissioning.

Apprentice drive at Erodex

11 Mar 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Aerospace supplier Erodex Tooling Solutions has taken an extra Apprentice Design Engineer, making a total of six apprentices taken on by Erodex UK in the past 18 months.

George Crocker joins the expanding Erodex Tooling Solutions (ETS) Design Team, with the apprenticeship scheme delivered by the City of Wolverhampton College.
Having serviced Rolls Royce’s tooling requirements as part of a long-standing working relationship, Erodex Tooling Solutions has amassed a wealth of experience and continues to grow, particularly within the aerospace sector.