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Machinery safety - two become four - CE moves to UKCA

07/12/2020

The first of January 1995 is a distant memory, but the EU Machinery Safety Directive became mandated in the UK on that date and saw the CE mark of conformity become a visible feature on many commercial and industrial ...

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GTMA medical supply chain initiative looks to grow

05/10/2020

​The GTMA formed a cluster of member companies interested in working in the medical sector in March 2020, anticipating the need for an immediate response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing medium-/long-term growth in ...

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Is the tide turning for reshoring?

27/07/2020

’Reshoring’ is a much-mentioned word in the manufacturing industry, especially amongst engineering component suppliers that took part in Ventilator Challenge UK. Andrew Allcock takes a look at the history of such talk ...

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Four manic weeks

01/06/2020

At the beginning of March, life in the UK was still close to normal, albeit with heightened awareness of Covid-19’s threat and approach, plus a focus on hand-washing. But from Monday, 16 through into mid-April as peak ...

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Working safely at Heller Machine Tools

29/04/2020

​Heller Machine Tools in Redditch is the British subsidiary of Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Both deliver their products globally. Andrew Allcock caught up with Matthias Meyer, managing director of the UK ...

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Charged & ready - electric air travel

18/11/2019

While electric cars are today a reality, albeit we will see many further strides yet in the development of that technology, the aerospace industry has a larger challenge and is still early into its journey. Andrew ...

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More than technology

11/07/2019

It is a widely held tenet that to succeed companies must principally have access to the very latest manufacturing technology, which often these days is complemented by its supplier’s process knowledge. The big welcome ...

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Staying relevant

08/07/2019

Castle Precision Engineering won an £80 million Rolls-Royce order last year, its largest ever contract. But the company had to travel a hard road to before that, learning a critical lesson along the way – that it was ...

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MACH 2020 preparations

18/02/2019

MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...