An overwhelming number of manufacturers have come together during the pandemic to address the shortage of medical masks, ventilators and other essential supplies. Now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased even further, how do we get UK manufacturing back on track?Continue reading
Life is no longer ‘normal’ as the coronavirus continues to disrupt our daily lives across all industries. The UK manufacturing sector is no different. It has promised so much for so long but how will it cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? Could there be an increased demand for UK manufacturing instead of going overseas?Continue reading
For the few who don’t know, McLaren Cars were founded in 1985 which later became McLaren Automotive. Today, they remain a successful British car manufacturer based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey where their primary focus is on sports cars.
In 2017, McLaren constructed a £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) at the Advanced Manufacturing Park between Sheffield and Rotherham. The facility is responsible for building carbon fibre chassis for all McLaren road cars.
McLaren Automotive became a 100% owned subsidiary of the wider McLaren Group in July 2017 and recently celebrated selling their 20,000th car. It will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Surrey.Continue reading
On Tuesday next week, the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2017 Show kicks off. One of Europe’s top events in engineering technology, it attracts some of Europe’s top engineering companies as both exhibitors and visitors.
Running over 3 days, 21st – 23rd March the show has over 800 exhibitors and showcases an incredible array of machinery, electronics, components and production hardware as well as specialist engineering services.
PRV Engineering will be attending the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show again this year and will be located on stand N92.
Waterjet cutting is one of the most effective methods of machining materials. With no heat affected zone, small cutting widths and omni directional cutting, virtually any material can be cut with precision and accuracy. Because of this, waterjet cutting results in better product finish with little or no secondary processing needed. In addition, waterjet cutting is more environmentally friendly as the dust, chippings or gas produced by other cutting methods does not occur. In addition, as there is no need to change tool heads, blades or lubricants for each material, machining time is also reduced.
Plastic, rubber, wood, glass, metals and composite materials can all be cut using a pure waterjet or hydro abrasive waterjet cutting. For some materials the addition of an abrasive agent is needed to aid effective cutting. Below is an overview of the types of materials that can be cut. Continue reading