Manufacturing / Engineering Industry

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Olympic effort

11/03/2009

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 ...

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Standardise, measure, improve

02/03/2009

Vacuum pump maker Edwards has improved its machining and assembly performance through a systematic lean analysis and through novel operating procedures

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Setting a new agenda

27/02/2009

BLM GROUP UK managing director Paul Lake offers his suggestions for government action to boost manufacturing and guarantee for the long-term wealth

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Rebalancing act

23/01/2009

Rolls-Royce’s chairman, Sir John Rose, spoke at last November’s CBI conference, offering a timely call for manufacturing recognition in a rebalanced economy.

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Nuclear renaissance

18/12/2008

A third of the UK's generating capacity will come offline within the next 20 years. Nuclear power is central to replacing it, believes government. An opportunity for manufacturers?

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From the horse's mouth

28/11/2008

The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (DBERR) answers Machinery’s questions about government’s new Manufacturing Strategy, published in September.

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Light: fantastic

25/08/2008

The answer to both saving energy and yet boosting efficiency lies in matching intelligent lighting concepts with the appropriate lighting components.

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Work still to be done

18/08/2008

The creation of a group of nine sub-contractors working together to win new business for the group and each other has been underpinned by the West Midlands Accelerate initiative. With the initiative's future uncertain, ...

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Making it big

10/07/2008

Today’s heavy engineering is very much hi-tech, encompassing everything from power generation and oil exploration, through to yellow goods, large machinery and aircraft wings.

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A technology strategy for the UK

19/05/2008

The Technology Strategy Board was established as an executive public body at arm's length from government in July 2007, and is sponsored by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). Its mission is ...

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Toolmaker's transformation

28/04/2008

Traditional toolmaking skills can be turned to cater to a wider product portfolio. Lodent Precision has just done just that.

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Sense of direction

21/04/2008

MACH exhibition organiser the Manufacturing Technologies Association appointed Graham Dewhurst as its director general last year. He has plans to boost the breadth of the Association membership and also deliver more ...

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Filling the void

20/04/2008

Progressive sub-contract machinist Unicut Precision is frustrated with the current lack of interest in the engineering sector by parents, school leavers, schools and colleges

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Mechanical advantage

18/04/2008

As National Skills Academy for Manufacturing managing director Bob Gibbon regularly underlined during the interview with Machinery, with a staff of just 28 people and a universe of some 2 million to serve in terms of ...

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Trends in UK manufacturing

22/02/2008

Findlay Publications’ Trends In UK Manufacturing 1997-2007 allies figures to the UK’s recent experience, revealing the turmoil in its rear-view mirror, but signalling steadier times ahead.

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Footprint strategy

18/02/2008

Manufacturing Footprint Strategy – making the right things in the right places – is not simply a glamorised version of outsourcing, offshoring, restructuring or of locating production in emerging markets, emphasises the ...