Category Archives: Motors/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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REO joins electronics industry think tank

REO, the power equipment OEM, has become the latest member of the industry think tank Power Electronics where it joins the likes of Mclaren, Rolls Royce, Siemens and Schneider. Joining as a member of Power Electronics’ Industrial Drives group, the … Continue reading

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Harmonic Drive UK boss hits out at armchair skills critics

In a letter to whatshappeninginmanufacturing, Graham Mackrell, managing director at the motors and drives specialist Harmonic Drive, hits out at critics of the government’s efforts to address manufacturing skills shortages.   Sir, The recent Perkins review calls upon parents, teachers, … Continue reading

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Manufacturing survey calls for support scheme awareness

A new survey conducted to gather accurate data and assess the level of awareness and uptake of 18 key manufacturing support services provided by Government has revealed that just one third of respondents were aware of the schemes. The work, … Continue reading

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Lathe worker severs hand

A Norfolk worker was seriously injured when his hand and arm were pulled into a polishing lathe. Gavin Nobes, 41, from Dereham, almost lost his left hand in the incident at Marshall Brass in Heckingham in February last year. It … Continue reading

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European Automation opens new ‘lean’ warehouse

European Automation, the supplier of industrial automation parts, has opened a new ‘lean’ 10,000 sq ft warehouse (pictured) in Fenton, one of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent. The company says the new site will provide faster delivery of components such … Continue reading

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UK’s best factories announced

Cranfield School of Management has announced which British factories have been shortlisted for its prestigious 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFAs). The awards programme, now in its 22nd year, celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK and is run by Cranfield School … Continue reading

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