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08 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Hereford manufacturer NuMachine has taken delivery of two new Mazak 5-axis CNC machining machines as part of a wider investment worth close to £2 million.
NuMachine is a specialist machining company that supplies a range of sectors including aerospace, medical and technology. It particularly specialises in CNC machining, 5-axis, solids, mill-turning and complex components.
29 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity
The lockdown was no barrier to Cheltenham subcontractor Ferositi investing in a new multi-tasking mill-turning lathe.
The Doosan SMX 2600S, with 13” chuck, 240 degree B-axis milling spindle, twin opposed spindles, Y-axis capability and 40-station turret was installed in May 2020, at a time when many companies were battening down the hatches.
The machine was supplied by Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland.
11 Jun 2020 by Qimtek Ltd
Qimtek is pleased to announce that we have recently signed an exclusive 12-month partnership with Apex Auctions – part of the Apex Group. Apex will become the first auction house to have partnered with the UK sourcing specialists.
For almost 20 years, Apex have supported companies around the world, helping them to buy, sell, and manage their surplus assets.
Our partnership means that you'll be able to source machinery quickly, easily and at great prices. Equally, you'll be able to sell any surplus or unwanted equipment, whether that be for resale or scrap.
10 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Plastic machining specialist Stratos Precision Engineering has increased its turning capabilities with its first sliding head lathe.
The Citizen Cincom L32-VIIILFV twin-spindle, 35mm capacity, bar-fed turn-milling centre joined a plant list of five fixed-head, single-spindle chucking lathes for turning parts up to 650mm in diameter.
10 Jun 2020 by
Turn-milling investments at Martin Aerospace have helped it to meet a sharp increase in customer demand by dramatically reducing cycle times on tough aerospace materials
The Lanark-based supplier to the global aerospace sector installed a German-built Traub TNL32-9P sliding-head lathe two years ago and followed this with a Traub TNX65 fixed head lathe last year.
02 Jun 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Precision turned parts manufacturer AES Precision has invested in a Trimos V5 height gauge from Bowers Group to ensure quality of components used in the medical, defence, aerospace, automotive and electronics industries.
Based in Ashford, Kent, AES Precision produces complex, high precision components used by some of the largest manufacturing and technology companies in the world.
27 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Subcontractor Unicut Precision has turned three-quarters of its manufacturing capacity over to ventilator component production.
The company is now stranger to producing large quantities of components, shipping a million items to customers in a typical month. The company operates 22 Cincom sliding-head lathes and eight Miyano fixed-head turning centres and an Index MS40 six-spindle bar automatic, in addition to other metalcutting plant.
20 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Street artist Plastic Jesus is working with job shop Laser Gnomes and PET material from Goodfellow to fabricate face shields for hospital staff
Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles-based street artist best known for his bold “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” stencil art and biting Academy Award-themed installations. These days, however, he’s turning his attention to the urgent need hospital medical staff have for personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields.
11 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity
The manufacturing sector’s adoption of robotics is on the rise, with millions of industrial robots being installed in factories worldwide. However, when faced with a wide range of collaborative automation technologies, how do businesses know which to choose and how can they optimise value from their investment?
04 May 2020 by Engineering Capacity
When Sub CNC got the call from Rolls Royce to quote on two plastic parts for the Ventilator Challenge UK it was in full production within two days.
Sub CNC was one of the companies it contacted, having been given its name by turning machine supplier Citizen UK, which had identified it as a possible supplier.
29 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Photo-chemical etching specialist Precision Micro has seen a six-fold increase in essential sensors and valve parts for ventilators.
The business, which is able to turn around pieces in very short timescales including set up and production, is now producing tens of thousands of ventilator components – a process which sees its specialist photo chemical etching equipment producing precisely engineered parts for ventilator manufacturers across Europe who are supporting the fight against COVID-19.
29 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity
A six-spindle bar automatic turning centre is helping Unicut Precision deliver the volume of ventilator parts currently required.
The Welwyn Garden City subcontractor invested in the German-built Index MS40 six-spindle bar automatic from sole agent Kingsbury towards the end of last year. The aim was to raise production efficiency but in the current climate is relying more and more on the machine to help fulfil the demand for these medical equipment parts.
21 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Coventry-based aerospace supplier, Aerosmith Engineering, which is now suppling critical parts for ventilators, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
The company has seen a 996% increase in export activity over the last three years, supplying precision components to global manufacturers including Rolls-Royce, GKN, ITP and Siemens.
08 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Telford based firm Filtermist is opening its doors to fellow manufacturers in an effort to help keep core industry moving during this challenging time.
Filtermist operates two fully functioning fabrication facilities – one in Telford and one in Wetherby, as well as a comprehensive engineering division that includes a team of qualified design engineers.
06 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity
The directors of Gateshead-based TDX, which supplies services and tools to the thin-film plastic thermoforming industry, can now enjoy weekends off after it automated its machine shop.
The latest purchases have been a Japanese bar-fed turning centre and a German-built Hermle 5-axis machining centre with a 20-pallet storage system supplied by Kingsbury.
02 Apr 2020 by A. J. Cook Engineering Ltd
We are still open for business.
Here at A J Cook Engineering we specialise in maching harder materials as well as plastics and aluminium.
Although we are currently undertaking key venterlator component machining we still have capacity for prototyping and non medical components both turning and milling.
Please contact us today to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to help or offer you a free quotation.
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.
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.
28 Feb 2020 by
The latest acquisition at Norjon Precision Engineering is a Hermle 5-axis milling machine with an eight-pallet automation system.
26 Feb 2020 by Engineering Capacity
Swiss company UniParts is supplying parts and tools that extends the life of cam operated automatic lathes.
Tens of thousands of traditional cam-operated automatic lathes are still tirelessly mass-producing precision parts for the watch, automotive, dentistry and electronic industries globally. Though the official support for these machining tools is limited, quality spare parts and tools are still available thanks to the Swiss company UniParts.