Category Archives: metals

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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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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Auto industry demand boosts Worcester press sales

The mechanical and hydraulic press provider Worcester Presses is aiming to mark 65 years of manufacturing in Stourbridge by hitting £1.75m annual sales in 2014, helped by capital investment by the automotive industry which has generated demand for its machines. … Continue reading

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Mercia expects business to flow from £300,000 water jet investment

The Midlands firm Mercia Architectural is to launch a new manufacturing service. The Dudley-based company has invested £300,000 in the installation of a Dynamic Mach3 high pressure water jet cutting system and says it is setting its sights on winning … Continue reading

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UK Steel demand up but is ‘weak and patchy’

British crude steel production in 2013 averaged 228,000 tonnes a week, 23.7% higher than the previous year (184,000 tonnes per week) according to data released today by the sector’s trade association UK Steel, adding that production still remained well below … 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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Official: Car, iron and steel industries drive UK manufacturing growth

New official UK manufacturing output data published today highlighted the manufacture of basic metals and metal products as the star of the industry’s showing over the past 12 months. Between November 2012 and November 2013, basic iron and steel manufacture … Continue reading

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