October 26, 2017 6 comments

Metal casting has been around for centuries, in fact, the first castings can be dated back to ancient China in the 4th century B.C. Now, here we are in the 21st century, and there is a real buzz around metal 3D printing and it’s ability to print a metal object with no need for tooling, moulds or the pouring of hot metal.  So what does metal 3D printing actually mean and is it really a contender to…

September 26, 2017 No comments exist

We are pleased to introduce foundry tooling expert, Lee Phillips of PCD Solutions to our Engineering Team. Lee joins us at our offices in Urmston to support our increasing workload. He brings with him a wealth of foundry tooling and designing for additive manufacturing (3D printing) knowledge. Lee is an innovative time-served engineer with strong career progression over 20 years in the engineering and foundry sector.  Lee thrives on finding unique solutions to very difficult…

March 8, 2017 1 comment

Having attended a variety of events during the last 12 months where UK automotive industry experts have discussed changes to the industry, we thought an overview of the areas of automotive trends may be of interest. 1.  Zero Emmission Vehicles Zero-emission cars are the ultimate goal in green motoring – they are vehicles that emit no tailpipe pollutants from the onboard source of power.  They fall in to 2 categories; battery electric vehicles and fuel…

March 7, 2017 1 comment

Having attended a variety of events during the last 6 months where UK automotive industry experts have discussed changes to the industry we thought a quick overview of the areas of automotive innovation may be of interest. Product/technology Innovation This is the area we currently think of in terms of innovation Business Model Innovation Will we own cars or will we sell mobility? Human Capital and Skills Innovation Will we move towards more open innovation as…

June 13, 2016 No comments exist

Automechanika is a leading trade event the brings together the whole of the automotive after market and supply chain and 2016 is first time it has been held in the UK.  With 600 stands and 12,000 visitors we are confident it will be returning again soon! Our Top 3 Highlights Manufacturing is Great Stand – The stand showcased some great British automotive manufacturing.  This included a vehicle with half of the body work removed giving visibility of the…