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Welding technology is central to many engineering and manufacturing processes

Welding technology is central to many engineering and manufacturing processes

Cheaper titanium for aerospace
A consortium is working on a project aimed at the production of aerospace-grade titanium at an affordable price. 30 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
More turning for composite parts
Composite material manufacturer Tufcot has invested in a new CNC lathe that will cut lead times on finished and semi-finished components. 07 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Heavy duty investment at Wilsons
A £1.5 million investment in heavy duty machining will allow specialist metals supplier Wilsons Limited to supply near net shape billets for the aerospace industry. 05 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Icing on the cake for CCC
Cooper Coated Coil (CCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with plans for future growth and development. 01 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Less waste on heavy material
New sawing technology is helping Hempel Special Metals reduce waste in the cutting to length of titanium, nickel alloy and stainless steel bar and tube up to 250 mm diameter. 26 Nov 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Flagship coil line takes shape
A new flagship 1,850mm-wide coil slitting line is taking shape at Vetchberry Steels, the coil processing division of ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Ltd, as part of a two-year £4m investment programme. 15 Sep 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Tata Steel plant bought for £3.5m
Capital Coated Steel – one of Europe’s largest processors of pre-finished steel – has purchased the former Tata Steel plant at Cross Keys, South Wales for £3.5m. 23 Jun 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Light gauge expansion complete
The start-up of a further multi-strand blanking line has completed the expansion of Tata Steel Steelpark’s new Light Gauge Service Centre, which operates cut-to-length, blanking and slitting lines processing hot rolled, cold rolled and galvanized steel coils. 21 Apr 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Going beyond traditional composites
Automated manufacturing processes and thermoplastics are the future for composites, says Steve Barbour of Sigma Composites – part of Avingtrans plc’s aerospace division. 08 Apr 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Steel processer digs deep
A two year £4.0m investment programme is taking shape at the Vetchberry Steels, the coil processing division of ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Ltd. 08 Apr 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Mechanical engineering recovers
The mechanical engineering sector is seeing an improvement in business with a rise in enquiries and orders in February, according to the Engineering and Machinery Alliance’s (EAMA) February Business Monitor. 02 Apr 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Composite bridge benefits for EA
ECS Engineering Services is to install a fibre reinforced polymer bridge in Mapledurham near Reading. 01 Apr 2015 - Engineering Capacity
Injection moulded titanium
Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) specialist, CMG Technologies, has taken delivery of a new sintering oven which will enable it to manufacture complex components from a variety of new materials, including titanium. 24 Nov 2014 - Engineering Capacity
Materials and profiles
Complementing its flame cutting capabilities, Malthouse Engineering can now offer a range of materials from stock. 30 Apr 2014 - Engineering Capacity
Live streaming materials answers
TWI can now offer member companies interactive live-streaming of microscopy - giving instant feedback on materials examinations at up to 1000x magnification. 25 Sep 2013 - Engineering Capacity
£3m corrosion centre
Testing group Exova has opened a £3m corrosion centre in Dudley, West Midlands, to help address the annual $3 trillion global cost of corrosion. 25 Sep 2013 - Engineering Capacity
Smaller sheet service
A new business, Steelblanks.co.uk, has been created to meet demand from engineering companies, metal users and the general public for smaller sheets of steel. 24 Jul 2013 - Engineering Capacity
SSAB strengthens northern presence
SSAB is acquiring JL Steel Services Ltd, based in Stirling, Scotland, which specialises in the manufacture and installation of wear parts and repair services. 15 Jul 2013 - Engineering Capacity
Specialist composites and defence business
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a specialist composites and defence systems business. 13 Jun 2013 - Engineering Capacity
Accelerated weather testing
Weathering test equipment and exposure testing specialist Q-Lab says that its accelerated testing laboratory in Saarbrücken, Germany, is now accredited to ISO 17025. 28 May 2013 - Engineering Capacity