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MTC signs strategic partnership with IMR

17/07/2019

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

16/07/2019

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

15/07/2019

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

11/07/2019

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

10/07/2019

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

10/07/2019

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

09/07/2019

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 ...