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Force Technology accelerates forward with “Manufacturing Excellence” Award

UK’s Northern Automotive Alliance Awards The prestigious and competitive NAA annual awards, which showcase the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region, took place in Cheshire on 9th November 2017. Ian Constance, CEO, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC UK), gave a keynote speech to the audience of over 270 members […]

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Force Technology supply Advanced High Tensile Springs for Engine Valve & Fuel Injection used in Mega Ships

New material development for large engine springs Force Technology has recently extended its product range to include “Valve Quality, High Tensile, Silicon Chrome Vanadium” (SiCrV) up to 14mm diameter for use in large springs typically for use on engine valve and fuel injection in large engines and other high duty applications. Developments in production techniques have recently resulted […]

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Force Technology successful in £190,000 R&D funding for Engine Lightweighting

Force Technology, Bentley Motors & Sheffield University obtained research funding for a £1.8m engine lightweighting project. The 3 year £1.8 million funded project utilises high value alloyed titanium (Ti) swarf as a feedstock to sinter-forge via a new, novel technology FASTforge process into near net shapes for use in high strength and good fatigue life applications typically required […]

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Force Technology starts PhD “Predictive Valve Spring Dynamics for Valve Train Optimisation”

Force Technology has partnered with Lancaster University’s “Centre for Global Eco-Innovation” for a three year Engineering PhD project starting October 2017. The industry led project, is titled “Predictive Valve Spring Dynamics for Valve Train Optimisation”, and is focused on optimising engine valve train performance and emissions in engines, for use in motorsports, automotive, rail and marine applications. Finite element analysis […]

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Innovate UK R&D Project SPLICE a great success.

Innovate UK R & D Project SPLICE a great success.   SPLICE –  Specialist Polymer Lightweight springs: Innovative processing using Conventional Equipment   About the project The SPLICE project set out to determine whether lightweight polymer springs could be manufactured using existing conventional processes used to manufacture steel springs. Researchers at WMG, part of the University of Warwick, […]

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Introducing US Sales Manager, Bill Howard

Force Technology is delighted to introduce its new Sales Manager for North America, Bill Howard. Bill is based in the Greater Milwaukee Area and has spent many years working in technical sales in the engine components sector, with particular experience of valve train. With a degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Bill is currently working towards an MBA […]

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Force Technology springs into action with a PhD project researching valve train optimisation

Force Technology has teamed up with Lancaster University’s “Centre for Global Eco-Innovation” to create an Engineering PhD project from September 2017. The industry led project, spread over 3 years is titled “Predictive Valve Spring Dynamics for Valve Train Optimisation”, and is focused on optimising engine valve train performance and emissions in engines, for use in motorsports, automotive, rail and […]

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Northern Automotive Alliance Networking Event: Force Technology, 14 June 2017

NAA members were able to hear how Force Technology has grown from a start-up to a supplier of springs to some of the world’s largest automotive and transportation equipment companies … Steve Williams, Managing Director of Force Technology, described how the company  – which designs and manufactures high precision, high duty springs – has gone […]

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Force Technology succeed in ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Systems Audit

Following a rigorous Stage 2 assessment for ISO/TS 16949:2009 in May 2017, a positive recommendation for certification has been achieved. The application is now undergoing an impartial review by the British Standards Institute’s (BSI) Certificate Review team who will make the certification decision. Following a positive decision, certification will be issued shortly. Steve Williams Managing […]

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Developments in FEA result in increased Fatigue Life for high dynamic springs

Force Technology has made major strides forward in developing its manufacturing and analytical processes to ensure consistency of high performance valve and fuel injection springs. Using a combination of scanning technology and finite element analysis (FEA) the company can now review the stress profiles of actual parts ensuring optimum fatigue life. This applies to Beehive shaped Valve Springs […]

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