New Paint Facility up and Running.

New Paint Facility up and Running.

Our new paint facility is now up and running at our Wetherall Street works. As a business we manufacture and paint parts for the aerospace, defence, rail, F1, high performance electric vehicles and medical sectors. In addition to painting our own parts we offer a...
Changes to the rail industry in 2019

Changes to the rail industry in 2019

The future of rail in the UK is a hot topic. Rail fare increases are never far from the headlines and some of us will have undoubtedly been affected by the timetable changes in 2018 and we haven’t even begun talking about HS2. A recent report from Transport Focus,...
Engineering trends to watch out for in 2019

Engineering trends to watch out for in 2019

2018 has been an interesting year for the engineering and construction world, but what does 2019 hold for us? Below, we’ve outlined some of the top engineering and construction trends to keep an eye out for in 2019 and beyond. You can review our predictions for 2018...
A guide to paint and powder coating

A guide to paint and powder coating

Once parts have been created for machinery or structures, often it’s required that they are given a durable finish, with the right colours and branding, so they’re fit for purpose. Within certain industries, such as automotive, military, and aerospace, these coatings...
Alstom to build trains for Britain in Britain

Alstom to build trains for Britain in Britain

The French train manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to become the first company to supply the United Kingdom with hydrogen trains. Alstom are going to convert an existing fleet of electric trains at a site in Widnes, Cheshire. The news that Alstom has also...
A guide to sheet metal fabrication

A guide to sheet metal fabrication

What is sheet metal fabrication? Sheet metal is metal which has been manipulated to become thin sheets in order to be bent and cut to create structures and forms. Sheet metal fabrication is the process of utilising these ‘sheets’ to bend and cut into those structures....
Self-driving technology: Alstom’s trains

Self-driving technology: Alstom’s trains

Dutch infrastructure operator ProRail and Rotterdam Rail Feeding (RRF) are on board with Alstom to begin Automatic Train Operation (ATO) tests in the Netherlands this year. This is an exciting time both for Alstom and for the driverless technology industry as a whole....
Elon Musk: Cult of personality?

Elon Musk: Cult of personality?

It’s fair to say that Elon Musk has come out of nowhere and developed a cult of personality. Over the last 18 months, he has propelled himself to the forefront of technology, aerospace engineering, space exploration, and the public consciousness. Through clever...
Crossrail update: Where are we now?

Crossrail update: Where are we now?

With only 18 months of construction left, and a partially opened line already operating, we thought we would review the state and current situation of Crossrail, looking at its feasibility, archaeological findings and its future prospects. Nine years after the first...