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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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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JJ Churchill completes 2021 placement programme with students from Oxford, Swansea and Loughborough Universities

JJ Churchill, precision engineering specialists, completed their annual Placement Programme in July after a year of post-pandemic recovery and business growth. The programme began several years ago and has brought in four students to bring fresh ideas into the business. The company provides a positive work experience for many locals and placement students by applying […]

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Dugard New Machines at EMO

At the forthcoming EMO exhibition, the principal partners of Dugard Machine Tools will be introducing a host of new machine tools that will be available from Dugard this autumn. The new arrivals include highly productive sliding head turning centres from Hanwha, robust turning centres from SMEC and multi-axis high-end machining centres from Kitamura. For manufacturers […]

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RTITB Launches New Manual Handling eLearning to Reduce Alarming Rate of Logistics Sector Injuries

Lifting and moving by hand is the main cause of reportable accidents in the ‘freight by road’ industry* and the logistics sector has a rate of musculoskeletal disorders 50% higher than the national average**. To tackle this issue, RTITB has launched a new eLearning course focusing on the sector specific manual handling risks: ‘Manual Handling […]

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Siemens targets gender parity in Early Careers recruitment to increase women in engineering

Ambitious goal revealed for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2021 Siemens is aiming for gender parity in its Early Careers recruitment to increase the number of women in engineering. Latest figures from its core businesses show 43% of those enrolled on Siemens’ graduate programmes and 36% on its apprenticeship schemes are female. The company […]

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