Category Archives: advanced manufacturing

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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First metal 3D printed bicycle frame manufactured by Renishaw for Empire Cycles

The Gloucestershire-based engineering firm Renishaw has collaborated with British bicycle design and manufacturing company Empire Cycles to create the world’s first 3D printed metal bike frame. Empire Cycles designed the mountain bike to take advantage of Renishaw’s additive manufacturing technology, … Continue reading

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Renishaw invests in engineering despite profits dip

The engineering group Renishaw today reported a dip in profits during the first half of its financial year ending December 2013 but said that it was continuing to invest in production and engineering. It had incurred capital expenditure of £19.5m, … Continue reading

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Andor angered by Oxford takeover announcement

The scientific camera manufacturer Andor Technology reacted angrily this morning to an announcement by Abingdon-based Oxford Instruments that it is to make an offer for the Belfast company. While announcing half year profits of £20.6m Oxford Instruments said it was … Continue reading

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Minister visits Renishaw to encourage exports

As part of a government drive to encourage more British businesses to export trade and investment minister Lord Green (pictured) has visited a UK engineering company that exports almost a quarter of its products to China. On a visit to … Continue reading

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UK must ‘adapt to manufacturing revolution’

Businesses and government must adapt to ensure manufacturing continues to play a powerful role in the UK economy, or they risk being left behind by international competitors, says to a new report published today. ‘The Future of Manufacturing: A new … Continue reading

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£300,000 contract delivers ‘cloned’ laser chamber to Romania

With support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), NTE Vacuum Technology has delivered a £300,000 contract to a high intensity laser facility in Romania – a hugely advanced set up which is expected to lead to major scientific … Continue reading

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