Sub contracting / Supply chain

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Reshoring - fact or fiction?


China's promise of low-cost manufacturing was once the siren call that drew UK manufacturing to its shores. But the flow of work back to the UK is happening, as Brian Wall reports

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Subcontractors offer breadth of service


Andrew Allcock reviews activity in the UK's thriving subcontract engineering sector. Hurco investment supports growth; Bystronic press brake with clever software supports accurate quotes/short set-up times; deep hole ...

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Mould making and mould manufacturing technology


A rapid moulding prototyping service is favourite for Eaton Electric, while Delcam software supports a multitude of processes at a Belarus tyre mould-making facility. Plus product and news updates

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Thriving subcontractors


Andrew Allcock catches up with latest news from the subcontract sector. Celebrations, contract wins and investment are the themes for several thriving firms

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Copper-bottomed manufacturing solution


Cold forming – an established process with a poor image, but which is driving growth for Potters Bar-headquartered Dawson Shanahan. Andrew Allcock visited to learn more

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Metamorphosis in Wales for subcontractor


Mollart Engineering, Resolven, Wales, was close to closure in 2005. Today, it is a thriving business, with ambitious plans for growth. Andrew Allcock visited the Principality to hear more

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Autosport manufacturing made easy


Complex parts, tight tolerances, difficult materials? Nothing a trip to Autosport 2012 won't resolve. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions

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Southern Manufacturing 2012 preview


Steed Webzell previews Southern Manufacturing 2012, which has grown to become the UK's largest regional manufacturing technology and subcontracting exhibition (with video links)

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MEDTEC 2011 - exhibition preview


Machinery is an official media partner of the forthcoming MEDTEC UK 2011 exhibition from 6-7 April at the Birmingham NEC. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions