Category Archives: engineering

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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Renishaw’s Engineering Experience contest now open

Renishaw, the UK-based engineering technologies company and Young Engineers, the organisation devoted to encouraging careers in engineering, have announced that entries are now being invited for the 2014 version of a competition to win a fully subsidised, five-day package of … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … 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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£800,000 investment paying off for Brandauer

The precision component manufacturer Brandauer claims that a recent £800,000 investment in machinery that has already played a part in helping it manufacture £200,000 worth of progression tools for projects that range from surgical device blanks to micro-surveillance component applications … Continue reading

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Dyson vacuum vies for place alongside bouncing bomb

Inventor and manufacturer James Dyson’s cyclonic vacuum cleaner may soon be ranked alongside iconic British engineering successes like Stephenson’s Rocket, Frank Whittle’s jet engine (pictured), Brunel’s iron ship and Barnes Wallace’s bouncing bomb in a new engineering hall of fame. … Continue reading

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H & S breaches from making dough to drilling

Manufacturing sectors dealing in activities as diverse as making dough and drilling were in the dock this week accused of paying insufficient attention to the safety of their employees. On Monday, Pontypridd bread manufacturer Easibake Foods was prosecuted by the … Continue reading

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