Pressmark Pressings has joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands (MIM).
A Warwickshire-based metal forming specialist is celebrating a major transformation in fortunes just one year after a Management Buy-In (MBI) was completed with a sales boost.
Aerospace & defence manufacturing usually commands a lot of expertise, as both industries deal with production of systems with both complex designs and functionality. Therefore, their entire manufacturing processes are carried out with an extra level of precision, since any small defect will inevitably lead to the loss of multiple lives.
For instance, whenever aircraft are in the air, the lives of those in it are solely dependent on how well the systems of the aircraft were designed, developed and manufactured. Any minor errors that are made during the design, development or manufacture of any one of the thousands of components in the aircraft, will potentially lead to a significant number of fatalities. The same applies to any of the defence vehicles which are used by our military personnel, where the lives of the men and women in uniform using them, are dependent on how well these machines were designed, assembled and tested.
A vehicle frame forms the basis of an automobile which, known as the chassis, this frame supports the sub-assemblies and other components of the car. The chassis also provides stability to the car from the variety of forces and impacts that it has to sustain throughout its life. The construction of the frame is of a uni-body type in the case of passenger cars and most commercial vehicles, such as trucks, are produced with a body-on-frame construction.
The increasing availability of product environmental information provides an opportunity for consumers to choose more sustainable products and for designers to be rewarded for selecting more sustainable materials. Here are some tips on how to do this.
In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the whole of Europe, it is now mandatory for all new cars sold within the EU to meet Euro 6 standards for exhaust emissions, no matter where they are manufactured. NOx and other pollutants are monitored and recorded from every manufactured vehicle.
Installations of materials are often a practically invisible part of a building. Miles of cables, piping, tubes and wires are concealed behind the ceilings, floors, walls and foundations. The facilities themselves are tucked behind voids or form unsightly blemishes on rooftops.
Building cars can be an expensive industry and while we know that buying a new car can be quite expensive on its own, the automaker is also responsible for a fair amount of the upfront costs as well. Whilst steel prices fluctuate, in general they go up and OEM’s continue to squeeze their supply chain.
In recent years advanced materials have emerged and are having a major impact on the products around us and their design. Coming from science and technology advanced materials can outperform traditional materials as they, for instance, can be tougher, can withstand higher temperatures and can be tailored into new shapes.
The automotive industry is continuously changing and one of the greatest new focuses in this industry is an emphasis on lightening materials used in the construction of vehicles. Pressings are produced by stamping and it is this method that is being used to replace some of the manufacturing methods from the past.