Category Archives: machinery

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 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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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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UK manufacturing growth stays positive but exports disappoint

UK manufacturing’s heady progress appears to have slowed a little as today’s official production data showed output increasing by a modest 0.4% in October. The manufacture of transport equipment; machinery & miscellaneous equipment and rubber and plastic products all contributed … Continue reading

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Harwin secures ‘world first’ with £500,000 Bruderer investment

Electronics component specialist Harwin has announced an investment of £500,000 into a high-performance automatic stamping press that it says will help increase efficiencies and attack new opportunities in aerospace, instrumentation and industrial markets. The Portsmouth-based company, which has a 30-year … Continue reading

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New official manufacturing output data bucks upward trend

New official UK manufacturing figures have been greeted as “a mixed bag” with production output for August having decreased by 1.2% month on month after two consecutive increases. Commenting on today’s Index of Production (IoP) from the National Office for … Continue reading

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Official data shows manufacturing output edging north

New official data recording an albeit modest increase in manufacturing production output has been welcomed across the manufacturing spectrum. The July month-on-month figure showed output up 0.2% compared to June although the year-on-year number remained in negative territory, 0.7% down. … Continue reading

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