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Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia buys new site 17/08/2017

Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia has purchased a large manufacturing site on Alfreton Road in Derby.  Read More

Engineering firms losing out on millions of pounds of R&D tax relief 17/08/2017

Three quarters (77%) of small and medium-sized UK engineering firms have not heard of Research & Development (R&D) tax relief, a survey has found.   Read More

EAMA: Q2 ‘well ahead’ of last year on number of enquiries and orders 16/08/2017

Mechanical engineering companies enjoyed a strong Q2, building on the improvements in the first three months of the year and far exceeding Q2 2016, according to the Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA).   Read More

ACE sees export boom after CI drive 16/08/2017

Shropshire precision metal specialist Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has set its sights on international expansion after boosting its export work by 10% in the first seven months of 2017.  Read More

EEF: Government ‘needs to review its work and health priorities’ 15/08/2017

The government has been urged to review its work and health priorities as part of its industrial strategy.   Read More

TSP Engineering and Vitkovice sign agreement to cooperate in Heat Exchange Technology 15/08/2017

Workington-based TSP Engineering and Czech firm Vitkovice have signed a cooperation agreement.   Read More

Hillfoot expands international operation with appointment 14/08/2017

Specialist carbon and alloy steel stockholder Hillfoot has moved to build on its international operation with the appointment of a new position of export manager.  Read More

CBI to launch Manufacturing Council 14/08/2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is to establish a new Manufacturing Council to help support the UK’s makers.  Read More

British-built CV exports rise in first half of 2017 14/08/2017

Exports of British-built vans, trucks and buses rose 11.6% in the first six months of 2017, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).   Read More

Aircraft technology promises better patient outcomes for hip and knee replacements 11/08/2017

A coating system that enables light and strong titanium alloy to replace steel-based bearings in landing gear on the Airbus 350 and 380 passenger jets could soon be used in human hip and knee replacements.   Read More

Safran Landing Systems returns to MACH 2018 10/08/2017

Aircraft landing and braking systems company Safran Landing Systems (ex-Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) is to return to MACH.  Read More

Fast Turbo firmly in the driving seat following MGP help 10/08/2017

Northamptonshire automotive company Fast Turbo Limited, which remanufactures vehicle turbochargers, has received a boost from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) in a bid to improve export performance.  Read More

Success of Sector Deals requires transformative guidance 09/08/2017

The government has been urged to set out clear guidance on the rules of engagement for industry Sector Deals ahead of the forthcoming Industrial Strategy White Paper, so that such Deals are in place in time to help mitigate the impact of Brexit on industry supply chains.  Read More

Nissan to sell battery manufacturing business in Sunderland as part of wider deal 09/08/2017

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan has agreed to sell its electric battery operations and production facilities to GSR Capital for an undisclosed sum.  Read More

Automotive supplier orders four mechanical forging lines from Schuler 08/08/2017

Automotive supplier Chongqing Lianhao Technology from China has ordered four mechanical forging lines from Schuler.   Read More

AWI ‘Emergency Manufacturing Service’ in demand 08/08/2017

'High Performance’ alloys supplier Alloy Wire International (AWI) has sealed several new contracts after a major surge in demand for its Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS).  Read More

Call for policy makers to deliver industrial strategy for all Brexit scenarios 07/08/2017

There is enthusiastic support from industry for the creation of an industrial strategy, which will be a crucial component in managing economic change regardless of the final Brexit deal, according to EEF.  Read More

Skills Training UK launches non-destructive testing Apprenticeship Standards 07/08/2017

National Apprenticeships provider Skills Training UK has launched its new Apprenticeship Standards for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).  Read More

Work begins on conversion of ‘super hangars’ at Aston Martin site 04/08/2017

The second phase of construction at Aston Martin’s new St Athan manufacturing facility has begun.  Read More

In-Comm to develop £1.5m Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre 04/08/2017

An ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated Black Country training provider has pushed the button on a £1.5 million extension that will more than triple the size of its facility in Aldridge.   Read More

New chief engineer for powertrain appointed at Aston Martin 03/08/2017

A new chief engineer for powertrain has been appointed at Aston Martin.   Read More

Eclipse Magnetics technical sales manager appointed committee member for the UK Magnetics Society 02/08/2017

Eclipse Magnetics technical sales manager Dr Ewan Goodier has been appointed as a new committee member for the UK Magnetics Society (UKMagSoc).   Read More

Nasmyth Metallics Bulwell secures £60m in Rolls-Royce precision engineering contracts 02/08/2017

Midlands-based precision engineering company Nasmyth Metallics Bulwell has secured contracts worth more than £60 million from global engine maker Rolls-Royce.  Read More

UK manufacturing starts Q3 on a ‘solid footing’ 02/08/2017

The rate of improvement in UK manufacturing operating conditions accelerated for the first time in three months at the start of the third quarter, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).   Read More

Female engineers still facing discrimination in the workplace 01/08/2017

Female engineers in the UK are still facing unequal treatment and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, according the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  Read More

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