Category Archives: R&D

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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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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Renault and Nissan get closer in bid to save £3.7bn

The giant automotive Renault-Nissan Alliance is to converge further under its joint chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn by undertaking projects to enhance performance and achieve at least €4.3 billion (£3.7bn) in cost savings by 2016. The Alliance has announced that … 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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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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Harvard Engineering to create 200 jobs after cash injection

Harvard Engineering, which designs and develops control products for the lighting industry, has announced an investment that it says will allow it to build a new state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facility and increase employee numbers from 300 to 500. The … Continue reading

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