From Farm to fork: how Made Smarter is giving food and drink makers the ingredients for digitalisation

Technology adoption programme targets support at SMEs Free guide aims to demystify digitalisation and help companies take first step Food and drink makers, with the support of Made Smarter, are using technology and digital skills to navigate the major challenges of coronavirus, Brexit, and climate change. The Made Smarter Adoption Programme in the North West, […]

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OSL Cutting Technologies officially receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Yorkshire manufacturer presented award by Lord Lieutenant Andrew Coombe  The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, visited the Sheffield based factory of leading manufacturer OSL Cutting Technologies to present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category which was awarded to the firm earlier this year.   The Lord Lieutenant was given a tour of the manufacturing facilities by Head of Manufacturing Operations Chris […]

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Sparck Technologies brings revolutionary fit-to-size packaging to Robotics & Automation 2021

Sparck Technologies, the new name for Packaging by Quadient, is to highlight its advanced CVP Everest and CVP Impack automated fit-to-size packaging systems at the Robotics & Automation show, 2nd – 3rd November 2021 – CBS Arena, Coventry (Stand 508). With the capability to tailor-make up to 1,100 packages per hour, for multiple or single […]

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Beckwood Delivers Servo-Electric and Hydraulic Presses for Solid State Battery Supplier

Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic and servo-electric presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, recently delivered a 500-ton hydraulic 4-post press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a manufacturer of solid state batteries in the United States. Solid state batteries are quickly becoming the preferred power source […]

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AWI boosts its green credentials with Carbon Neutral status

Alloy Wire International has achieved a major environmental milestone this week to mark its 75th anniversary. The specialist producer of ‘High Performance’ nickel alloys has now been confirmed as Carbon Neutral after it committed to several internationally approved initiatives designed to offset the emissions it directly creates at its two factories and in supplying over […]

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Manufacturing Barometer highlights staff shortages and supply chain pressures

Against a backdrop of global supply problems, this quarter’s Manufacturing Barometer is focusing on industry’s recruitment and supply chain challenges in a bid to find out how SMEs are addressing staffing issues whilst meeting current and future demand.   The survey, organised by SWMAS (the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and supported by the Manufacturing […]

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AA Tools up with new Mitsubishi

When long-established cutting tool manufacturer AA Tools was acquired by new owners in 2014, the objective was to modernise the shop floor equipment with the very latest CNC machine tool technology. For the bespoke cutting tool manufacturer, the acquisition trail included a CNC tool and cutter grinder, a 4th-axis machining centre, a live tooling turning […]

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