Manufacturing / Engineering Industry

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AMRC Training centre


The AMRC Training Centre is the culmination of several years' effort on the part of local employers and organisations around Sheffield and Rotherham. Andrew Allcock explains the background and what makes this ...

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Roaring forties - Renishaw gets into its stride


Renishaw hit 40 earlier this year. Since 2000, it has been steadily growing its UK and international footprint, getting badly buffeted along the way, but is now in expansionist mood, as Andrew Allcock reports

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Part of the whole


Andrew Allcock reviews the activities of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), one of the latest high value manufacturing-focused facilities, setting it in context. It's just part of the UK's growing manufacturing ...

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EMO 2011 - Things are looking up


Every two years, Europe's most important international machine tool exhibition, EMO, takes place. Italy hosted the event in 2009, just after the international financial meltdown, but two years further on, Hanover is ...

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Green supply chains


Andrew Allcock asks whether the legislation-driven greenhouse gas reduction activities of larger companies will trickle down the supply chain. There is a sense of inevitability about it, he suggests

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MACH 2010 set to catch the wave


MACH 2008, held from 21 to 25 April that year, was a stunning success, with numbers up 21 per cent on MACH 2006, at some 27,000. Business generated by the 2008 show is estimated to have been around £150 million.

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Software versus hardware


Business Secretary Lord Peter Mandelson is UK manufacturing industry's new friend, or so it would appear, but he still needs to understand that metalcutting and metalforming remain relevant UK activities, judged by a ...

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Manufacturing: the debate


Is the UK's once global image as a great manufacturing nation lost and gone forever? Or will it take flight again, seizing the initiative in areas such as high-tech and advanced engineering? MPs gathered in the Commons ...

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New manufacturing MANTRA


June saw the launch of a new initiative from the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC), based between Sheffield and Rotherham, as Machinery reports

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Forming new horizons


The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a new facility set to push metal forming beyond existing boundaries. Nine months from completion, Machinery visited to gain an exclusive preview

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A broader view


Machinery went in search of the EU's manufacturing technology platform, Manufuture, to see how it is panning out in the UK

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Olympic effort


Very few teenagers get to represent their country on the world stage: Rebecca Adlington, then 19, swam to gold at last year's Beijing Olympics, while Arsenal's Theo Walcott made his England debut at 17. But there is ...