Category Archives: Innovation

Xeros wants a manufacturer with balls

A company that invented a washing machine that does away with the need for water is reported to be heading for a £100m stock market flotation and is on the lookout for a manufacturer with the balls to make it. … Continue reading

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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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JLR jobs fest begins as bosses pick up top industry awards

The fairy story that is Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under the ownership of the Indian steel-making conglomerate Tata continues to be happy but shows no signs of ending. Yesterday, the company’s CEO Dr Ralf Speth picked up an industry award … 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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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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British manufacturers to lead Europe’s growth league

If Britain’s manufacturing industry meets its projected expansion rate of 2.7% during 2014, it will propel the UK to the top of the EU growth league. So says a survey published this morning by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the … Continue reading

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Britain’s reputation as the home of good ideas takes a knock

Britain’s long held boast that it rules the waves with its bright ideas, even though it may fall short when it comes to making the most of them, is in danger of faltering. New official data published today by the … Continue reading

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