Industry Sectors

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Automotive Technium gets £10 million backing

19/12/2003

The go-ahead for a £10 million Auto Technium business innovation centre has been given by Welsh Minister for Economic Development and Transport Andrew Davies at the launch of the Wales Rally GB Motor Sport Initiative ...

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Wind turbine requirements drive production innovation

19/12/2003

ESAB and RenShape have developed technology to help wind turbine makers and fabricators as manufacturing interest in the UK hots up. ESAB has developed a fully automated CNC controlled beveling head for use in ...

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The tortoise and the hare

19/12/2003

Miles Arnone,who started his career in 1988 as a machinist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,is the author of High Performance Machining, published 1998. High performance machining is a combination of high ...

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Step-change investment

21/11/2003

To succeed in the aerospace contract manufacturing market, you must invest in the best equipment available, says CML. Its recent actions demonstrate just that. Investment in technology at CML is seen as a partnership ...

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Indian machine tool national programme boost

21/11/2003

A national programme to upgrade India’s machine tool technology to international standards is underway. The $2 million National Programme for Development of the Indian Machine Tool Industry is an initiative launched ...

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In search of one

21/11/2003

With 1600-plus exhibitors spread across over 20 individual halls,there was plenty to see at last month’s EMO held in Milan from 21 to 18 October

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Rolls-Royce aero-engine innovation gets a boost

07/11/2003

Announcing £17.3 million in DTI funding for a new civil aerospace research programme for Rolls-Royce in Derby, Industry Minister Jacqui Smith hailed innovation as “crucial to a sustainable manufacturing base for the ...

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Top of the food chain

07/11/2003

Airbus’ A380 superjumbo is due to take its first flight in 2005. It challenges Boeing’s 30-odd year dominance at the largest end of the commercial aircraft market. If its impact within the planemaking industry is ...

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Military satellite order to support 1900 UK jobs

07/11/2003

The British-based Paradigm consortium has been awarded a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract for a military satellite programme that will create or sustain some 1900 jobs across the UK. Defence Procurement ...

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Production toolmaking

07/11/2003

Wheelie bins, plastic chairs, ballcock valve arms, composters, car foot mats, automotive bodywork mouldings, TV surrounds, car wheel arch inserts: all fall within the territory that Mason & Pinder inhabits. The ...

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Wind farms expected to attract

07/11/2003

The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) and the Government are predicting that some 8 GW of wind turbine generating capacity, equivalent to some £6 billion of investment (¤ 8.7 billion), will be coming to the UK in ...