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UK manufacturers end 2017 with festive cheer 06/12/2017

Britain’s manufacturers are ending the year with a bang thanks to continued improvement in global demand and increased export performance, according to a major survey.   Read More

AP&T part of cooperation project 06/12/2017

AP&T has developed a new type of flexible production line that enables complex-shaped parts to be formed from several different types of high-strength aluminum.   Read More

International GOM Workshop Series '3D Metrology in Casting and Foundry Processes' 05/12/2017

GOM UK will host a “3D Metrology for Casting and Foundry Processes” workshop in Coventry on 8 March 2018.   Read More

Matsuura announces show machines for Southern Manufacturing 2018 05/12/2017

Matsuura Machinery Ltd will be exhibiting the Muratec Murata MT200 turning centre and the single table entry level Matsuura MX-520 5 axis machine at the forthcoming Southern Manufacturing 2018.  Read More

DfE unveils Careers Strategy 04/12/2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the government’s plan for “raising the quality of careers provision in England”.   Read More

Matsuura strengthens sales team with appointment 04/12/2017

Matsuura Machinery Ltd has appointment Nathan Whittaker to the position of area sales engineer.  Read More

UK manufacturing ‘shifted up a gear’ in November 01/12/2017

The UK manufacturing sector moved up a gear in November, with rates of increase in new orders and production among the best registered over the past four years, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).   Read More

University of Sheffield announces integrated pilot plant launch 01/12/2017

The University of Sheffield has announce a major new integrated pilot plant will be installed in the Faculty of Engineering’s teaching facility – The Diamond building.   Read More

XYZ makes key sales appointment 01/12/2017

XYZ Machine Tools has recruited Graham Cherry to the newly created role of premium product sales manager, where the prime focus for his extensive machine tool sales experience will be on the recently introduced XYZ UMC-5X gantry-style five axis machining centre and other premium products as they are added to the XYZ range.  Read More

Coventry & Warwickshire to become home of new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility 30/11/2017

Business Secretary Greg Clark (pictured) has announced that Coventry and Warwickshire will be the home of the new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NMDF).  Read More

Department for BEIS takes a tour of Sarginsons 30/11/2017

Government officials paid a visit to lightweight casting company Sarginsons Industries to broaden their knowledge of the sector.  Read More

Pressmark Pressings joins MIM 30/11/2017

Pressmark Pressings has joined membership group Made in the Midlands (MIM).  Read More

UK engine manufacturing sees growth in October 29/11/2017

UK engine production rose in October, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).   Read More

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens in partnership 29/11/2017

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator that will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.  Read More

UK car production rises in October 27/11/2017

Car production in the UK increased in October, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).   Read More

CBI: UK manufacturers ‘performing strongly’ 27/11/2017

Growth in manufacturing output accelerated in the three months to November, according to CBI.  Read More

Government unveils Industrial Strategy 27/11/2017

The UK government has launched its long-awaited Industrial Strategy with the aim of setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths and address productivity performance.   Read More Image 1 comment

Change to NSK ballscrews at automotive supplier's works yields downtime and maintenance cost savings 25/11/2017

The change to NSK ballscrews at a factory in Spain producing automotive brake systems for the global marketplace has seen ballscrew lifespan increased by a factor of six and total yearly cost savings of approximately €266,000 achieved.   Read More

XYZ awarded major safety accreditation 24/11/2017

XYZ Machine Tools has been awarded accreditation from third-party accreditation scheme Alcumus SafeContractor for its excellence in health and safety in the workplace –  an award that is used and recognised by SMEs and FTSE 100 companies across the UK.   Read More

AMRC Composite Centre revamps sled for Royal Air Force Bobsleigh Team 24/11/2017

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) bobsleigh team will compete in the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association’s British Championships on the 25 November, in a bobsleigh that has been given a new lease of life with custom composite repairs manufactured by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Composite Centre.  Read More

Autumn Budget 2017: Key points 24/11/2017

This week Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget address of the year to Parliament. But, what are some of the key points that UK manufacturers should be aware of?   Read More

Overseas order boost for AWI 24/11/2017

A sustained campaign focused on increasing export work is reaping dividends for a specialist UK manufacturer.   Read More

Sheet metal manufacturer undergoes management buy-out 23/11/2017

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer Fife Fabrications has secured a seven-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland to assist the company in undertaking a management buy-out.  Read More

Dedicated Industry 4.0 Sheet Metal event to take place at Mazak 23/11/2017

Several leading suppliers from across the UK sheet metal industry are to host an event dedicated to new technology that can facilitate the implementation of Industry 4.0, at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Technology Centre in Worcester.   Read More

Houghton re-structure creates new sales director post 22/11/2017

Houghton International plc has re-structured its UK sales division with the announcement that Matthew Bartle will take the reigns as the new UK sales director.  Read More

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