Category Archives: medical

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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Sales flat but GSK reports ‘exceptional’ year for R&D

Pharmaceutical giant GSK today reported relatively flat sales in 2013, a year in which it disposed of more than 50 products it said were not core to its business – including Lucozade and Ribena – for £1.35 billion. However, GSK … 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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Accutronics earns £100k Smart Award

The Midlands based battery manufacturer Accutronics has received a £100,000 Smart Award from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board to support ‘proof of concept’ work on a new high voltage, high capacity battery. Accutronics won the grant for … 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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MAS gives sling manufacturer a lift

Silvalea, a Devon company specialising in the design and manufacture of slings for patient moving and transfer, claims that the implementation of  new environmental and manufacturing systems has helped it boost exports and achieve a 10% increase in market share. … Continue reading

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