Manufacturing / Engineering Industry

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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 ...

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Standardise, measure, improve


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ...