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Manufacturing sector ends 2014 on ‘more upbeat note’

Activity in the manufacturing sector remained steady in December, and production is expected to continue rising in the next three months.

Published on Wed 17 Dec 2014 | More ›

Projects aim to boost the effectiveness of managers

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills is investing over £875,000 in pilot projects that will develop innovative ways of boosting leadership and management skills in UK...

Published on Wed 17 Dec 2014 | More ›

Manufacturers urged to take advantage of £7m offshore wind support

Manufacturers looking to take advantage of the growth in the offshore wind market have received £7m in business support and capital funding.

Published on Wed 17 Dec 2014 | More ›

Regional Growth Fund award enables expansion at Hayward Tyler Group

Expansion work has begun at Hayward Tyler Group’s main manufacturing facilities in Luton following a Regional Growth Fund award of £3.5m.

Published on Wed 17 Dec 2014 | More ›

Christmas trees fabricated in 3D with zero waste

Researchers have developed an algorithm to produce 3D printed Christmas trees with zero material waste. 

Published on Tue 16 Dec 2014 | More ›

Convergence is key to £5bn 3D printing market

Investment in new materials development and process control is vital if industry is to realise over £5bn by 2025 from 3D printing.

Published on Tue 16 Dec 2014 | More ›

Artificial intelligence detects cutting tool failures in real time

A new artificial intelligence system which detects problems with cutting tools on manufacturing lines with 100 per cent accuracy could prevent catastrophic failures - and even...

Published on Fri 12 Dec 2014 | More ›

National college for advanced manufacturing unveiled

Plans have been unveiled for a new National College for Advanced Manufacturing.

Published on Thu 11 Dec 2014 | More ›

Parcom Capital becomes majority shareholder in Barge Master Holding

Parcom Capital becomes majority shareholder in Barge Master Holding

Published on Wed 10 Dec 2014 | More ›

Supacat adds heavy engineering to portfolio with acquisition of Blackhill Engineering Services

Supacat has added heavy engineering to its business portfolio with the acquisition of Blackhill Engineering Services, an Exeter-based heavy fabrication and machining specialist...

Published on Wed 10 Dec 2014 | More ›

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