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MTC signs strategic partnership with IMR


The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has signed a strategic partnership with Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR). This Anglo-Irish link-up aims to increase research, technology and skills transfer between the two ...

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Seco apprentice demonstrates skill and prowess


The Seco Tools’ Inspiration through Innovation (9-10 October, Alcester) brand identity has been machined from solid on a 5-axis machining centre by company technician apprentice, Emma Roberts. As this year’s event is ...

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Brandauer invests £600,000 in high-speed press


Birmingham-based metal-stamping specialist Brandauer has spent £600,000 on a Yamada Dobby NXT 80XL as part of a three-year plan to boost its capacity and provide additional production flexibility. The technology gives ...

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Subcontract market stalls, reports latest Qimtek CMI


According to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI), the UK subcontract manufacturing market has broken its steady upward trend and fallen back by 37% in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the first three ...

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£500,000 investment at Samuel Taylor Ltd


Samuel Taylor Limited (STL), a Redditch-based metal contacts and precision metal pressings specialist, has invested over £500,000 in new machinery and factory space. The investments are part of a focused effort to ...

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Renishaw cuts AM lead times for Knust-Godwin


Renishaw has supplied four RenAM 500Q metal additive manufacturing (AM) machines to Knust-Godwin, a precision machining company located in Katy, Texas, where it has reduced lead times for its customers.

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Business Secretary opens smart factory test bed at AMRC


The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has opened the country’s first R&D test-bed facility dedicated to helping UK manufacturing develop digital solutions. He came to Factory ...