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HRH The Duke of York opens world-leading Factory 2050 10/04/2017

HRH The Duke of York has officially opened the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).   Read More

Mills CNC experiences strong Q1 sales 04/04/2017

First quarter sales for Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, have been stronger than expected.   Read More

Unite: Apprenticeship Levy could create sub-standard apprenticeships 31/03/2017

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy could lead to a sharp rise in sub-standard apprenticeships, union Unite has warned.   Read More

Protect your intellectual property, MTA says 31/03/2017

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has called on engineering and manufacturing firms to exploit untapped value in their intellectual property (IP) to avoid losing money on lost designs, systems and patents, and create new revenues.   Read More

Princess Royal opens new EEF Tech Hub 31/03/2017

HRH, The Princess Royal has officially opened EEF’s new Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham.   Read More

2D CNC Machinery expands service team 06/12/2016

2D CNC Machinery has expanded its service operation at its Hinckley Technical Centre and headquarters by appointing Matthew Rae. Previously lead maintenance engineer at an aerospace company, he brings to the team control and software knowledge, plus experience in turning, milling and grinding.  Read More

MACH 2018 – new upgraded home for UK’s première manufacturing technology show 02/12/2016

Exhibitors and visitors to 2018’s MACH exhibition (9-13 April at Birmingham’s NEC) can expect both a better exhibition experience and supporting facilities.  Read More

XYZ Machine Tools supplies equipment to the tune of £250,000 to training provider; more to follow 05/09/2016

Midland Group Training Services (MGTS) has entered into a partnership with XYZ Machine Tools, which has supplied a number of machines to the training provider's Coventry and Redditch facilities. The machines include manual machines, ProtoTRAK-controlled lathes and mills, as well as CNC turning and machining centres, including a CT52LTY Y-axis lathe and an XYZ VMC 710. This equipment is in the vanguard of an investment programme that will see further XYZ machines installed, with MGTS investing still more on top of the £250,000 spent so far.  Read More

Magnetic lifting device inspection and certification service an attractive option from Eclipse Magnetics 23/08/2016

A complete inspection and certification service for magnetic lifting devices from all manufacturers has been launched by Eclipse Magnetics.   Read More

MACH 2018 website live; space ballot process set for kick-off 19/08/2016

With a successful MACH 2016 exhibition behind it, show organiser and trade association the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has already got the MACH 2018 event in its sights, unveiling a website and kicking off the space ballot process.  Read More

New SpindelDoctor website from Phase 3 CNC 20/06/2016

Market interest in its spindle repair service has prompted Phase 3 CNC launch a website ( for machine tool spindle service, repair and replacement.  Read More

Organisations pick up where MAS left off 27/05/2016

In November 2015, the government wound down support organisation the Business Growth Service, which had included the sector-specific Manufacturing Advisory Service. Six months on, two unconnected initiatives, one private, one public, may help fill the gap left by its closure.  Read More

CNC Training Academy demonstrates value of operator training at MACH (Stand 5430) 18/03/2016

The CNC Training Academy will promote and demonstrate the productivity and performance benefits manufacturers can expect to achieve when investing in proven and professionally-delivered CNC programmer and operator training at MACH.  Read More

Support available for metals processing industry 06/01/2016

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is running an innovation support programme aimed specifically at small and medium sized businesses operating across the UK Metals processing supply chain.   Read More

PUWER assessment service launched by Pilz Automation Technology 16/09/2015

Pilz Automation Technology has launched a new PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) Assessment service that aims to provide customers with an efficient and detailed assessment of their machinery.  Read More

Konecranes launches equipment leasing service 14/09/2015

Following the YourKonecranes fully integrated customer interface and asset management platform, lifting equipment manufacturer Konecranes has announced another initiative – Konecranes Rentall solutions.   Read More

New manufacturing event hailed as North East success 21/07/2015

The first Manufacturing & Engineering North East event in Newcastle was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1300 engineering and manufacturing professionals into the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.  From 8th – 9th July the Radio Metro Arena played host to more than 90 leading machinery, supply chain and  design engineering exhibitors alongside high level conference sessions and practical workshops.  Read More

GTMA earns ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management 07/07/2015

Engineering companies trade association GTMA has recently been assessed within the scope of ISO 9001:2008 and has had its quality management systems successfully accredited.   Read More

Banking group supports apprentice employment 23/04/2015

Through the “Close Brothers SME Apprentice Programme”, merchant banker Close Brothers will help 20 small and medium size enterprises that might otherwise be unable to afford to take on a new apprentice.  Read More

The CNC Training Academy appoints to further strengthen its offering 21/04/2014

CNC programmer and operator training specialist the CNC Training Academy has appointed Simon Yeomans to its training team.  Read More

TÜV SÜD Octagon Mark now available to UK machinery makers 28/02/2014

TÜV SÜD Product Service has launched a new certification mark service for machinery manufacturers in the UK. For the first time, manufacturers can apply for the TÜV SÜD Octagon Mark to prove that their machines fulfil safety and quality requirements.  Read More

XYZ makes financing new machine tools as easy as ABC 27/02/2014

XYZ Machine Tools is offering a low-cost rental scheme that provides a quick and cost-effective route to new machine tool availability.  Read More

CNC Training Academy demand hits all-time-high in 2013 - MACH 2014 presence outlined 21/01/2014

CNC programmer training specialist the CNC Training Academy has reported that demand for its training courses hit an all-time-high in 2013.  Read More

Di-Spark snaps up new Atlas Copco compressor technology, following successful trial 05/11/2013

Subcontractor Di-Spark has discovered the benefits of latest technology air compressors from Atlas Copco.  Read More

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking gets behind MACH 2014 and manufacturing 16/10/2013

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is to be the headline sponsor of Britain's biggest manufacturing technologies exhibition, MACH 2014.   Read More

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