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Electric black cab hits the streets of London for final test phase 18/10/2017

The first of the world’s most advanced, electric black cabs will appear on the streets of London today.   Read More

50 year celebration for Eastleigh manufacturing team 18/10/2017

Precision engineering manufacturer G W Martin and Co Ltd celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of their factory last month.  Read More

Apprentices the solution to UK skills gap 18/10/2017

Apprentices are the solution to addressing the UK’s skills gap, say 82% of UK SMEs in results obtained from the Close Brothers Business Barometer – a quarterly survey that questions over 900 UK and RoI SME owners and senior management across a range of sectors and regions.   Read More

Partnership engineers next-gen industry talent 17/10/2017

Ford Engineering Group has joined forces with Gateshead College to deliver a six-month traineeship that prepares young people with the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to start an apprenticeship in the sector.  Read More

Ceratizit acquires Komet Group 16/10/2017

The Ceratizit Group, headquartered in Mamer, Luxembourg, has acquired the Komet Group, headquartered in Besigheim, Germany.   Read More

Citizen Machinery UK to build additional facility in Birmingham 16/10/2017

Citizen Machinery UK is to open a new regional office, applications engineering and machine showroom in the West Midlands to further enhance its customer service offerings and “to provide users with a significant machine preparation service to support the growing number of high-value automated turnkey solutions” being handled by the company.  Read More

Summer success: Renishaw hosts budding engineers for work experience 16/10/2017

Global engineering company Renishaw hosted two work experience weeks during summer, with 95 students taking part in an Engineering Work Experience programme and 14 students attending a Software Work Experience programme.  Read More

IET launches online programme ‘Engineering the Next Generation’ 13/10/2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme that explores the challenges, careers and future of modern engineering in the UK.  Read More

Helander Precision Engineering selected for SiG 13/10/2017

Tewkesbury-based Helander Precision Engineering has been selected for Sharing in Growth (SiG) – the government-backed supply chain competitiveness programme.  Read More

Rockford Components’ business success secures award 13/10/2017

Rockford Components has won a new national award that recognises how its staff and management have worked together to grow the business.  Read More

Success for gaming controller operated Nissan GT-R project 12/10/2017

Nissan GB has created the ultimate remote-control car for gamers – the Nissan GT-R /C.  Read More

Greening opens new National College for High Speed Rail 12/10/2017

Education Secretary Justine Greening helped to launch the new National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) in Doncaster this week.  Read More

STEM in Scotland: New teacher bursary for career changers 11/10/2017

The Scottish government has said that bursaries of £20,000 are to be created for those wishing to change career and become a teacher in priority science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects.  Read More

Getting factory product launches right is vital for UK manufacturers to be globally competitive, says car industry 11/10/2017

A new national skills programme is being launched to the UK automotive supply chain this month, aimed at improving its ability to support increasing numbers of new product launches in the car industry.   Read More

Tool wear optimisation app now available online from Walter 11/10/2017

Tooling expert Walter GB has a new app that helps users make the most effective use of tooling by identifying wear on both solid carbide and indexable insert tools across the company’s extensive ranges of milling, drilling, turning and threading products, including its ISO turning, grooving and parting off tools.   Read More

ETG to bring latest technology to UK after EMO debut 10/10/2017

The Engineering Technology Group (ETG) was well represented at the recent EMO Show where there was significant interest in the new technology being showcased by its partners.  Read More

Ford & Primary Engineer partner to inspire engineers of the future 09/10/2017

Ford and Primary Engineer are launching a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative for primary school children in 20 schools across Essex.  Read More

AMRC & SUMS partner on management focused degree level apprenticeships 06/10/2017

University of Sheffield’s Management School (SUMS) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Training Centre have announced a pioneering new education route to study degree-led apprenticeships.  Read More

MTC to host apprenticeship open evening 06/10/2017

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will throw open its doors next week as it looks to continue to inspire the next generation of engineers.  Read More

GKN Innovation Centre to fast-track next-gen EV technologies 05/10/2017

GKN has opened a new UK Innovation Centre for its automotive division, which will focus on developing state-of-the-art vehicle technologies and systems.   Read More

UK engine manufacturing posts double digit growth in August 04/10/2017

Engine manufacturing in the UK rose 11.9% in August, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).   Read More

Machine sales and new partners for XYZ at EMO 04/10/2017

XYZ Machine Tools’ attendance at the EMO show has proved to be successful and the company is already planning for its return in 2019.   Read More

EEF launches second 4IR ‘Business Ready’ podcast series 04/10/2017

EEF has launched a second podcast series that is designed to guide manufacturers through the challenges and benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).   Read More

Student engineering project helps Rupert the retired greyhound 03/10/2017

Engineering Students at Cornwall College have helped a retired greyhound called Rupert, who was struggling to walk due to chronic arthritis in his back legs.   Read More

UK manufacturing sector makes ‘solid progress’ through Q3 03/10/2017

The UK manufacturing sector continued to expand during September with production and new orders both rising at above long-run average rates, according to the Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). However, the survey also signalled cost inflationary pressures surged higher.   Read More

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