Category Archives: High-tech

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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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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The EAGLE lands for BAE

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has put UK defence contractor BAE Systems at the head of the queue for work under its Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract. BAE is one of 15 … Continue reading

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Access adds planning and scheduling to manufacturing software solutions

The Manchester-based supply chain software specialist Access (pictured) has acquired Production Modelling Ltd, adding the latter’s Orchestrate planning and scheduling functionality to its Access SupplyChain solution. Production Modelling was already a preferred partner of Access. Access CEO Chris Bayne said, … 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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Renishaw researcher wins £80k Fellowship

A researcher at the engineering group Renishaw and Nottingham University student has been awarded an £80,000 Fellowship for groundbreaking material characterisation research. Jethro Coulson (pictured with Universities and Science minister David Willetts) was awarded the Industrial Fellowship by the Royal … Continue reading

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Grove joins the Midlands Assembly Network

The manufacturing consortium known as the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN) has announced that product design and engineering specialist Grove Design has become its latest member. The recruitment to the now 10-strong group of the Herefordshire-based business – which provides a … Continue reading

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