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Composite wheel for EVs

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A project to develop the world’s first all-composite wheel for electric vehicles has won funding worth £135,500.

The world’s first commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric and niche vehicles such as driverless cars, last mile delivery vehicles, road sweepers and next generation of agricultural vehicles could soon be a reality after winning grant funding.

Why IIoT goes wrong

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Many Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) projects fail, so why is implementing the technology so challenging? Matt Isherwood, Managing Director at Pathfindr looks at the problems.

Subcontracting market drops

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The subcontract manufacturing market fell by 15% in the third quarter of 2019 and is down 47% year-on-year according to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI).

The overall number of projects is at quite a high level, but these are mainly from smaller companies and the large OEMs are not putting out any new work.

Machining has seen the biggest drop, down over 30% on the previous quarter, while fabrication is actually up by 5%.

Fasteners reshored from China

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Albert Jagger Engineering, which supplies fasteners to the commercial vehicle bodybuilder, boat builder, agricultural and engineering industries, is to bring the manufacture of up to a million product back to the UK.

Investment from its parent company Albert Jagger Holdings, means the production of its Antiluce product range will be reshored from China.

Electric re-birth for Morris Van

15 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Morris Commercial, a UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, is set to unveil a new electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris JE.

With an advanced, full electric, lithium-ion battery powertrain, the new Morris JE is designed as a premium product with a focus on styling, functionality and a practical driving range for business and pleasure.

Focus on business growth

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Newbury Electronics has appointed Francesca Stockwell to the new role of Business Development Manager and expanded its offices and assembly facilities.

Francesca has over 10 years' experience in the electronics sector in a variety of sales and business development roles. continues to go from strength to strength with recent investments in both staff and facilities.

Machining complex lightweight castings

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Alucast is targeting new automotive opportunities with a £2.25million machine shop and casting investment.

Alucast has upgraded its casting capability and opened a new 7,000 sq ft machine shop to support the growing demand of its automotive customer base for lightweight, complex components.

The UK’s leading independent aluminium foundry can now call upon 20 CNC machines at any one time, with five of those 5-axis, providing bed sides ranging from 400mm to 630mm.

Hinkley Point C suppliers wanted

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Hinkley Point C has opportunities for businesses across the South West and the UK to tender for services to support the next stage of on-site installation in the order of 10’s of millions of pounds.

With 90 Tier 1 contractors now delivering £100s of million value contracts, more of the multiple Tier 2 supply chain contracts in MEH (mechanical, engineering and HVAC) needed to deliver this once-in-a-generation plant are now being made available.

Wet or dry machining

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A pair of Hermle C 400 5-axis machining centres at contract machining Global Technologies Racing are used to process metal and composite components with and without coolant.

Founded in 2003 jointly by John Biddlecombe and Simon Kingdon-Butcher, (GTR) is a leading manufacturer of laminated carbon fibre components for the motorsport sector in the UK, supplying most of the Formula 1 teams.

Added quality at McGreevy

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

McGreevy Engineering has invested in its quality management with the purchase of a Mitutoyo CNC co-ordinate measuring machine to support its manufacturing operations and meet global standards for key products. 

Additional training of employees has also taken place to ensure the high standards of quality for their growing aerospace customers is maintained as well as allowing them to offer new product in this sector.

The company specialises in precision machined components, 5-axis milling and multi-axis turn-milling.

Joining the gold standard

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

IPC Mouldings, based in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, has become only the fifth business in the UK to achieve the SC21 Gold Award in the Aerospace Supply Chain. 

The manufacturer which, this month is also celebrating 25 successful years as a supply chain partner in aircraft interiors, offers a range of services including mould tool design and manufacture, CNC machining, injection moulding using high performance engineering polymers and value add assemblies to aerospace, medical and other industries.

Ready for boarding

01 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Causeway Aero has achieved EASA Part 21G accreditation, the internationally recognised approval to manufacture aircraft parts and appliances that will be directly installed onto an aeroplane.

Gaining this aerospace accreditation is evidence of the extensive level of investment that Causeway has made in its business processes.

Composites for car parts

01 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Lightweight thermoset composites are emerging as a favourite replacement for steel in high strength structural car parts – writes Jari Sopanen, Regional Manager at Excel composites.

Carmaker under threat?

01 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

New research claims that unprecedented change will see one of Europe’s iconic car brands will go out of business in the next three years.

More than half of respondents to ‘The Innovation Race’ – a Protolabs report that explores the challenges and opportunities for Europe’s car makers – expect a big name to fall victim to the unprecedented period of change currently being seen across the globe.

Massive tooling expansion

25 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Precision engineering firm JJ Churchill has announced a six-fold increase in the size of its Tool Room Division to ensure quality and remove bottlenecks.

The factory has a range of state-of-the-art and traditional equipment to design and produce from first principles some of the most complex fixtures in a new, purpose-built facility.

Apprentice path to a degree

25 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Young engineers can take a vocational route all the way to a degree thanks to a new partnership between In-Comm Training and the University of Wolverhampton.

HNC Higher Apprenticeships have been launched in the West Midlands this month and have already attracted 20 people who are looking for a more practical route to gaining the highest possible competences and qualifications.

Northern exhibitor round-up

25 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Find out what to see at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics – from springs and fasteners to PCBs and fabrications.

New spring catalogue

Experts from Lee Spring (Stand A83) will be on hand to talk to engineers of all types about the design, production and maintenance of spring components.

ERP boosts die casting service

25 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system will help Mark Aluminium Die Casting offer increased flexibility and reduced lead times to its OEM customers in the automotive, rail and electronics sectors.

The investment was made to safeguard the company’s recent growth.

Cutting it on textiles

17 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Manchester Print Services is meeting demand for bespoke point of sale and display textiles with laser cutting and routing.

Based in Middleton, Manchester Print Services has grown over its eight-year history to attract a range of customers in the retail POS and exhibitions markets. Recognising that these industries were moving away from typical board graphics and towards fabric materials, the business has invested in dye-sublimation and direct-to-textile printing systems and, in 2018, a new Blackman & White laser cutting and routing table. 

The UK Engineering Marketplace

17 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Reshoring UK is a new free website giving comprehensive information on sourcing products and services from the UK for almost any requirement.