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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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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 ...

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Mayor opens laboratory at Sarginsons


Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, recently visited Coventry-based light-weighting specialist Sarginsons to officially open the company’s new laboratory and technology centre, meet a trio of degree apprentices – ...

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Nicola Sturgeon opens Lightweight Manufacturing Centre


An £8.9 million centre to help companies benefit from lightweight manufacturing technology has been officially opened by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre will develop ...

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Leadership transition at Mazak


Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has made important changes to its leadership structure. President Tomohisa Yamazaki is now the company’s chairman, while vice president Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new president. The ...

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MSC Industrial forms partnership with Next Gen Makers


MSC Industrial Supply Co, a specialist in the supply of metalworking and MRO industrial consumable items, has struck a partnership with Next Gen Makers, a start-up business based in the West Midlands. The purpose of the ...

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£3 million contract boost for MAN group member, Alucast


Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier. Alucast, which is one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium foundries, has secured over ...