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.

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Don't get caught by German fines

11 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

UK companies which sell goods to Germany have less than a month to comply with the country’s updated packaging laws or face fines of up to €200,000.

Businesses could also be prohibited from selling goods on the German market if they fail to adhere to the new legislation.

3D print for white goods spares

11 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Spare Parts 3D and global home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool are working together on a new 3D printing project based on spare parts production.

Whirlpool is partnering with the Singapore-based company to apply leverage to its 3D printing expertise and accelerate industrialization.

Whirlpool is taking a step into the expansion of the process by scaling-up the printing its first parts. The first part, a push button made in Nylon with the MFJ technology, paves the way of a new way of thinking spare part management in aftersales.

Hot spot in Rotherham

11 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Thermal processing specialist Bodycote has opened a new facility on Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) to support UK and European aerospace and power generation markets.

Sealing the deal on AM parts

11 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Solving porosity problems has allowed a breakthrough in additive manufacturing applications and quality at Graphite AM

Electronics switchover

11 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Newbury Electronics has appointed John Rowley as Managing Director.He takes over from Philip King, who becomes Chairman.

The company specialises in the provision of bare PCBs, assembled electronics and electronics design.

Duke drops in on Harlow

11 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The Queen’s cousin, HRH the Duke of Kent, has paid a visit to precision sheet metal specialist Harlow Group.

On arrival the Duke was introduced to Alan Pearce, Managing Director, and Michelle Madell, Financial Controller, by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst.

Ilmor makes green diesel fly

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Ilmor Engineering has applied motorsport technologies to make a diesel aerospace engine meet green clean requirements.

The Northampton-based company improved the power density of a General Aviation diesel engine by applying technologies and design solutions honed in motor sport to successfully deliver an EU Clean Sky 2 (CS2) programme, funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation project aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise pollution. 

Springs feel the stress

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

European Springs & Pressings (ESP) has invested in the design and manufacture of an automated pre-stressing machine that improves spring life and load bearing capacity.

Working alongside Design & Automation Solutions and Bosch Rexroth, ESP has seen its conceptual plans taken from the drawing board, designed and delivered, reducing waste across multiple processes.

Oil and gas on the up

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The resurgence of the oil and gas market has seen KimberMills International, which offers high quality forgings and machined parts, post a 15% increase in sales after securing new contracts to supply fluid handling, pipeline, valve and pump components.

The recent successes make it the company’s most popular sector and it is looking to build on this even further by becoming a member of NOF Energy, a business development organisation dedicated to helping firms win new contracts in the energy industry.

Where moulding won’t do

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Two new sliding head lathes at Plastic Turned Parts are helping to fill the volume niche where injection moulding is not a viable option.

The two new machines, a Citizen L20 with its LFV technology and a Citizen B16E sliding head machine bring the total number of CNC lathes to 11, all of which are used solely for the machining of a wide range of plastic materials.

Subcon show up for sale

30 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Centaur Media has put the annual Subcon subcontracting show, along with the rest of its events division, up for sale.

The London-based plc has appointed Cavendish Corporate Finance as advisers for the sale.

As well as Subcon, the Advanced Manufacturing Show and the Engineer Expo, the events division includes the Business Travel Show, The Meetings Show and Employee Benefits.

Record numbers attend GTMA Meet The Toolmakers Event

28 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The MTC in in Coventry has hosted the GTMA’s largest ever Meet the Toolmakers Event

The annual event, organised by the Gauge and Toolmakers Association (GTMA) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF), brings UK plastics moulders face-to-face with tool making specialists in a day designed to help these co-dependent businesses connect. Almost 200 people attended, far exceeding numbers from previous years.

Coating beats offshore weather

28 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Hardide Coatings has provided a coating solution for a new tool that will save oil and gas operators millions of pounds per year by extending weather windows for drilling operations.

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global selected the Hardide CVD (chemical vapour deposition) tungsten carbide-based coating for the key component of its new ArticuLock tool. ArticuLock provides operators with longer weather windows to deploy subsea hardware and improve operational reliability by removing bending fatigue in subsea running tools and landing strings.

JLR part is casting of the year

28 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Sarginsons Industries has won the Component of the Year Award for its innovative work on a front sub-frame for the Jaguar Land Rover L551 21MY for its prototype launch.

The Coventry-based lightweight castings business picked up the Cast Metals Federation’s Component of the Year at the Casting Industry Achievement Awards 2018.

Sarginsons was asked to create the part from single piece aluminium frame – something which had never been done before and many in the industry felt was impossible.

Adaptive machining for better blades

28 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

JJ Churchill is working closely with machine supplier Starrag to apply in-process probing and adaptive milling to turbine blade machining.

This is further builds on JJ Churchill’s success in machining blades from solid in a single setup rather than producing them from larger batches of forgings.

The aim is to develop specific production processes that consistently produce world-beating time and manufacturing benefits.

New BTMA President

28 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Nick Groom, Managing Director of Hertford-based Qualiturn Products Ltd is the new President of the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association (BTMA).

He took over the role from Phil Smith of Wealdpark at the turned parts manufacturers association AGM on Friday 16 November at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool following the end of Phil’s two-year term.

Nick is a long-standing member of the BTMA. He has been vice president to Phil Smith for the last two years and has a lot of experience as a member of the BTMA Officers Committee.

Top South West Apprentice

20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Andrew Burrows, an apprentice with Exeter based heavy engineering specialist, Blackhill Engineering, has won Apprentice of the Year at the Made in the South West Awards. 

The prestigious event hosted by South West Insider Media showcases and celebrates excellence in the diverse manufacturing industries across the region. 

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20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

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Composites for Overfinch

20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Prodrive Composites is supplying carbon fibre composite components to allow bespoke Land Rover specialist Overfinch to significantly increase production.

Prodrive is fully integrated into Overfinch’s supply chain, providing finished, ready-to-fit components matching the company’s demanding build schedule

Technology secures fastener quality

20 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

NDB Engineering has invested £1/2m in the latest turn-milling technology to ensure production errors are eliminated.

NDB Engineering is a highly specialist sub-contract fastener machining business. Its portfolio of fastener production contains many that are bespoke with most demanding high precision components machined from toughened and corrosion resistant higher-grade super alloys including exotic materials, Hastelloy, Super Duplex stainless, cobalt and nickel alloys.