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MIM technology is used to form a near net-shape metal part by consolidating metal powder in a special sintering process

MIM technology is used to form a near net-shape metal part by consolidating metal powder in a special sintering process

3D printing could ease Brexit uncertainty
Since the UK voted to leave the EU in June of 2016, different sectors have been feeling the impact of an unstable economic climate, not least aerospace, writes Paul Adams, head of aerospace and defence at supply chain firm, Vendigital. 22 Feb 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Collaboration and technology in engineering
Streamlined results in engineering projects are produced and realised through allowing for fluidity in the design process – says Simon Taylor, Sales Manager of European Springs & Pressings. 15 Feb 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Coating is key to lighter vehicles
Tomorrow’s energy efficient vehicles could still be based around internal combustion engines, thanks to coatings that allow smaller, lighter units, says Steve Montisci of Keronite. 14 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
CNC machining vs 3D printing
CNC machining and 3D printing are two technologies making a big impact in many industries. But do they compete with or complement each other? 10 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Is this the ‘phony Brexit’?
For the first eight months or so after Britain declared war in 1939 nothing much happened. Life more or less carried on as usual – in the UK at least – and people started calling it the ‘phoney war’. 31 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Gold standard
Following the tumultuous times since the EU referendum result it has been a great pleasure in the past two weeks to turn on the news every day and find out that the top story was more Olympic medal wins for team GB. 17 Aug 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Post Brexit, what next for UK subcontractors?
As OEMs consider their positions after the UK vote to leave the European Union, the fate of subcontractors in the lower tiers of the supply chain is to a large extent in their hands. 29 Jun 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Nowt so queer as folk
My Granddad, a proud Yorkshireman from the West Riding, always subscribed to the Dalesman magazine. This was (and I believe still is) a monthly miscellany of Yorkshire wit and wisdom, much of it delivered in a fairly impenetrable rendition of a thick native accent. 25 May 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Why ISO 9001:2008 matters to your business
Jenny Kilburn explains why process-driven engineering needs to re-visit ISO 9001 2008 as a critical business strategy. 11 Jan 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Manufacturers want EU clarity
Manufacturers are calling for clarity on the In/Out Euro debate says Johnathan Dudley, managing partner of the Crowe Clark Whitehill Midlands practice. 06 Jan 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Keep an eye on the Patent Box
Patent Box changes will require businesses to track and trace all R&D expenditure if they want to continue to benefit in the same way, says Michael Jaeger, patent attorney at Withers & Rogers 11 Dec 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Vital to protect innovation
Funding for research and science must be protected to avoid innovation erosion writes patent attorney Karl Barnfather. 20 Nov 2015 - Engineering Capacity
3D printing disrupting supply chains
Michael Minall of supply chain specialist Vendigital tells Engineering Capacity about the impact the 3D-printing revolution is starting to have on supply chains. 25 Jun 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Still room for optimism says Lloyds Bank
Following reports that manufacturing and exporting confidence have suffered their sharpest drop in two years, David Atkinson, head of manufacturing at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, tells Engineering Capacity why there is still room for optimism. 24 Jun 2015 - Engineering Capacity
History and all that
I’m writing this on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, which seems like good timing for a few thoughts on Europe. 23 Jun 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Business as normal for Motorsport Valley
Just ten days ago, the UK went to the polls and elected a Conservative majority government for the next five years. While the outcome will take time to impact upon the employees and businesses within Motorsport Valley, Chris Aylett of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) argues that the focus should be on ‘business as normal.’ 19 May 2015 - Engineering Capacity
The engineering skills gap – no quick fix
An open letter from Sir David McMurtry CBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of Renishaw plc 18 Feb 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Turning good manufacturers into great ones
Mark Bryant, Head of Manufacturing, BGF (Business Growth Fund) looks at the issues preventing good manufacturing businesses becoming great national and international companies – and what is being done about them. 06 Feb 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Traveller’s tales
I was very fortunate to have been able to spend an extended holiday in New Zealand over the Christmas break. They say that travel broadens the mind – well, it has certainly broadened my waistline. 04 Feb 2015 - Engineering Capacity
The changing face of scrap
The scrap metal industry has until recently been tarred with a less than savoury reputation and with good reason, writes Nicola Guest of Alchemy Metals. 04 Feb 2015 - Engineering Capacity