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20 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Scott Bennett Engineering has boosted its milled and turned parts capacity with a second Nakamura turning centre.
The Nakamura AS200LMYS from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) caps a £350,000 investment at the company and will help it cope with a 16% increase in demand.
The single turret, 15 station live tool and twin spindle machine will reduce cycle times by up to 25%, as well as removing secondary operations on more than 40 different product lines.
22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Unicut Precision has added another pair of twin-turret, twin-spindle turn-mill centres for the production of complex components for the hydraulics industry.
The new Miyano BNE-51MSY machines from Citizen Machinery UK join two identical twin-spindle, twin-turret lathes with live tooling and a Y-axis on the upper turret that were supplied at the end of 2017.
22 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners (Stand F4) will be exhibiting SEMS – pre-assembled screws and washers that are predominately used in the aircraft interior industry. They reduce inventory count and installed cost through increased production rates and the elimination of down time trying to find lost components. Clarendon Specialty Fasteners can manufacture and supply SEMS in varying volumes, sizes, finishes and head styles to suit a wide range of applications.
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.
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.
17 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity
A new 600mm-swing turning centre from XYZ is helping A Fawcett Precision Engineers to offer a balanced machining capacity for current and future work.
The company’s policy of achieving this balanced portfolio gained fresh impetus when Joanne Thompson took over the running of the business from her father who retired in 2009. Joanne, who had worked part-time in the company for 15 years and had a background in the banking sector, instigated a new era and further investment followed.
27 Aug 2019 by New River Industrial Communications Ltd
TRIM® MicroSol® 456, the latest addition to the Master Fluid Solutions’ range of semi-synthetic micro emulsion coolants, has been specifically introduced to meet the needs of European manufacturers who focus on the high production of cast iron and ferrous parts as well as some aluminium alloy and non-ferrous machining.
It extends the scope of TRIM® MicroSol to provide a cost-effective solution for those who do not require the multi-purpose qualities of other products in this range.
14 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Subcontractor Numac Engineering, more than half of whose business is in the oil and gas sector, has ordered a Hermle 5-axis, trunnion-type, mill-turn centre to strengthen its prismatic machining capability and at the same time add extra turning capacity.
06 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has called for the creation of multiple ‘gigafactories’ to provide the large volume of batteries needed to fuel its electrification strategy. As well as allowing the AM to ramp up manufacturing volumes, these facilities could play a vital role in differentiating its offering. So what steps are needed to make the UK a global leader in battery technologies and drive the sector’s electrification strategy asks Richard Gane of Vendigital?
22 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity
GWR Fasteners, which manufactures high-quality special fasteners and precision components, has followed up its move to new premises with the purchase of a new Miyano turning centre.
The purchase of the Miyano BNE-51SY6 8-Axis CNC Turning Centre with barfeed was funded by Close Brothers Asset Finance.
The new machine will enable GWR Fasteners to both ramp up production and offer new products at its new premises in Oswestry, which it moved to after outgrowing its former location,
17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Thomas Brown Engineering Ltd has invested in a new high-performance Mikron 5-axis machining centre that will used to produce high accuracy components with a Ra 0.2µm surface finish.
Supplied by GF Machining Solutions, the Mikron MILL P 500U was installed at the company’s 20,000 square foot facility in Huddersfield in January 2019 and is being used to machine precision components for customers operating in the aerospace, medical, automotive, robotics, food processing, oil and gas and steel manufacturing/ processing sectors.
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’.
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.
05 Jun 2019 by Rotec Engineering Ltd
Where has the time gone …
We are half way through 2019 already.Due to the increase in production and sales not only has our workforce increased but so have our machining capabilities, with the introduction of several new machines, which has enabled us to reduce our lead times.
Our current machining lead times
- Sliding Head (SR machines) 5 - 7 working days
- Sliding Head (SV machines) 12 -14 working days
- Turning and Milling 7- 10 working days
03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Silcoms has installed a 5-axis mill-turn centre to produce complex rotating fan seals for a large civil aircraft engine programme.
The company, which is a niche UK supplier to the aerospace industry of nickel alloy, titanium, stainless steel and aluminium aero engine ring components and assemblies including seals, shrouds, segments and casings, was awarded an additional contract last year.
03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Aerospace supplier Arrowsmith Engineering has invested over £200,000 into a new machining centre and collaborative robot (cobot) cell that will help it boost production speed and increase capacity by 50%.
The company is using ‘lights-out’ manufacturing to run a precision engine part 24-hours a day, seven days per week, supplying more than 200 components every month to customers based in Spain and the US.
23 Apr 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Dudley-based 2D and 3D laser-cutting specialist GF Laser has placed an order for a Trumpf 5-axis CNC laser-profiling machine that is the first of its kind in the UK.
Due to be installed in August 2019, the machine will be set to work on the 5-axis profiling and trimming of pressings, extrusions and spinnings – or any component containing a form – for sectors such as automotive, yellow goods, construction, architecture and art.
18 Apr 2019 by Engineering Capacity
A new turn-mill centre at JJ Hardy & Sons completed its first job, which involved turning and milling a batch of parts from brass bar, in less than three quarters of the time it previously took.
The Hartlepool subcontractor, which specialises in supplying the rail, oil & gas and energy sectors, purchased the Okuma Genos L3000e turn-mill from sole UK and Ireland agent, NCMT.
17 Apr 2019 by New River Industrial Communications Ltd
As part of its planned process of continuous investment in the latest manufacturing technologies, Dudley-based 2D and 3D laser-cutting specialist GF Laser (www.gflaser.co.uk) has placed an order for a TRUMPF TruLaser Cell 5030 5-axis CNC laser-profiling machine, the first such model in the UK.
Simon Tregillus, Director of GF Laser, was among the customers invited to the recent TRUMPF INTECH 2019 event at the company’s headquarters in Ditzingen Germany, after which the order for TRUMPF TruLaser Cell 5030 was duly placed.
10 Apr 2019 by Engineering Capacity
The UK subcontract manufacturing market continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, despite a continued lack of resolution on Brexit. According to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) figures, business was up 7% in the first three months of 2019 compared to the final quarter of 2018.
There was an upward trend throughout the quarter, compared to a downward trend that had been evident in the last three months of 2018.
09 Apr 2019 by TS CNC Ltd
Here are some examples of CNC Machined Parts that have been completed using both Turning and Milling Approaches.
TS CNC Ltd are based in the West Midlands and and offer competitive prices for one-off work to multiple batch quantities.
For more examples of our work, or to get in touch, please visit our website www.tscnc.co.uk or contact 0121 403 3038.
18 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity
Moving to ‘one-hit’ machining has cut customers' total component acquisition costs and delivered a £500,000 order boost at Merc Aerospace.
Merc Aerospace, which employs 50 people at its facility in Barrowford, has seen turnover rise to £4.2m thanks to a sustained investment drive that has included the purchase of two Nakamura turning centres from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG).