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SevenHills launches £60,000 tube-bending facility

10/05/2019

Sheffield-based SevenHills Fabrication, part of the Steetley Corner Group of companies, has expanded its production to include bespoke tube bending through inward investment. The company has invested £60,000 in an ...

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Halter robot from ETG boosts productivity at Brimor

08/05/2019

A specialist in precision machined components has invested in its first ever robot to help it boost capacity and achieve ‘lights-out’ automation. Dorset-based Brimor Engineering, which celebrates its 20th anniversary ...

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Somers Forge launches additional subcontract services

02/05/2019

Somers Forge is now offering not only subcontract forging, but also heat treatment and machining services. With a wide range of equipment at its Halesowen headquarters, the company has the capability to forge from a ...

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UK industry maintaining innovation levels, says Subcon

01/05/2019

UK engineering and manufacturing businesses are pushing forward incremental increases in processes and production, but suffering a stagnation of programmes to implement new products, according to the annual innovation ...

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Investment drive at MPD brings record-breaking year

29/04/2019

A £250,000 investment drive is set to deliver a record-breaking year for a Black Country foundry. Midland Pressure Diecasting (MPD), which employs 65 people across two sites in Willenhall, has purchased a CNC vertical ...

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Protolabs unveils aluminium anodising service

22/03/2019

Protolabs, which employs over 430 people at its facility in the West Midlands, is now offering aluminium anodising as part of its on-demand production service that starts with initial part design and moves through to a ...

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Fibre-laser cutter opens up opportunities for Mayflower

22/03/2019

As a result of installing the latest Trumpf TruLaser 3060, which is based on fibre laser technology, Sheffield-based Mayflower Engineering now offers a laser cutting service. Complementing its plasma cutting, machining, ...

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Casting industry figurehead visits Sarginsons

15/03/2019

A leading figure in the casting industry recently paid a visit to Coventry-based Sarginsons to meet the team and hand over a prestigious award. Dr Pam Murrell of the Cast Metals Federation (CMF) headed to the Torrington ...