MetLase, one of the UK’s leading specialists in tooling, intelligent fixturing and components, is launching a new range of ‘digital’ solutions that will connect manufacturing processes and enable easier, faster automation.
The MetLase team took on the 1000km challenge during June in tribute to their friend and colleague, Toby Unna who sadly passed away in April following a long battle with leukaemia.
In a world dominated by smart technology, MetLase offers a variety of solutions to everyday manufacturing problems. But what does this really mean? If we want manufacturers to invest and adopt our technology, we need to give a clear insight into the real benefits that can reduce costs, improve your processes and be first to market.
MetLase, which is a joint venture between Unipart Manufacturing and Rolls-Royce, is launching a new expansion plan that has speed, customisation and data at its heart through the launch of ‘smart’ products that give its global customer base the ability to reduce costs and be first to market.
MetLase is delighted to announce the appointment of Johnathan Andrews as Business Development Manager for Digital Products.
As MetLase launches a new range of ‘digital’ solutions that will connect manufacturing processes and enable easier, faster automation, they have set an ambitious challenge for their team of multidisciplinary design engineers to tackle industry problems through a Challenge Us campaign.
MetLase has invested £565k in Sheffield City Region to create engineering jobs and take a series of digital products to UK and global manufacturing markets.
Engineers at MetLase have been developing Industry 4.0 sensor technology to monitor welding processes within the aerospace industry.
Industry hasn’t really seen anything like the sudden changes the pandemic has thrust upon it, and there is now a massive need for manufacturing to be more flexible and rapidly adapt to a changing economic picture.
Responding to the Ventilator Challenge UK, MetLase developed its own ventilator design as well as enclosure designs for the Spiritus ventilator AND bespoke manufacturing workstations for Rolls Royce to manufacture the Smiths Medical paraPAC Plus ventilators.
Steve Dunn, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce and Unipart joint venture business MetLase, believes the firm’s pioneering work in the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium highlights how technology proven in the aerospace sector has been used in other sectors to help build the country’s manufacturing resilience and support reshoring activities that are slowly picking up pace.
Following the recent announcement to become the tooling and fixturing partner for Boeing Sheffield’s new manufacturing facility, MetLase are proud to be recognised by The Manufacturer as evidence that the UK’s manufacturing sector is as “buoyant as ever”.