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Integration and cost cuts improve bulk handling process

NBE's bulk material handling and packaging system built on an integrated construction and controls infrastructure improves process performance while reducing total cost of ownership

Vodafone report reveals the increasing adoption of M2M

Half of companies will have adopted M2M technology by 2015 reveals Vodafone's first annual 'M2M Adoption Barometer' report

US manufacturing technology orders plateau in April

The Association for Manufacturing Technology has reported that the total orders during April has fallen from March and from April last year

Components manufacturers forecast strong EU recovery

Attendees at the world's largest international Coil Winding, Insulations & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibiton (CWIEME) are predicting strong business recovery over the next 12 months

Additive manufacturing, the next industrial revolution

A trio British engineers has combined forces to launch a world class centre for additive manufacturing, producing a range of next generation components for a number of key sectors

Recycling specialist goes through the looking glass

UK-based Ward Recycling Ltd has invested in a new £750,000 beneficiation plant to turn waste glass into useable commodities, with two new clients being added to the books every week

MAS targets innovation with night vision manufacturer

Leading night vision manufacturer set to double turnover and create new jobs thanks to its innovative new handheld product, the NiteSite Spotter

Demonstrating the importance of IP protection

MAS support has helped protect the IP (Intellectual Property) of the biggest innovation in aquatics for decades, which is now attracting attention from clients all over the world

UK innovation isn't just hot air with new metal process

Coppersmith and former shipbuilder develops unique metal forming process that involves inflating sheets of steel

Bad news for component manufacturers

A new ruling by the Supreme Court could have a huge knock on effect for OEMs and undermine their commercial patents, says firm of patent and trade mark attorneys Withers & Rogers

Manufacturing SMEs optimistic for 2013 growth

MHA's second annual SME Manufacturing Survey reveals that the UK manufacturing and engineering sector has positive aspirations for 2013 following an extremely successful 2012

Manufacturing reveals its divested interest

Ernst & Young reveal its five-point plan for businesses to maximise the opportunities offered by divestment, rather than simply using it as way of raising cash or paying down debt

Increased efficiency for Jaguar Land Rover robot

The auto-manufacturer has reduced downtime on its factory robot by 66 percent thanks to new equipment from world leading energy chain specialist, igus

A blueprint for creating a manufacturing renaissance

The National Association of Manufacturers has set out a four-point agenda for enhanced competitiveness and economic growth for the United States

Using technology to create high efficiency solutions

Gems Sensors and Controls discuss the benefits of utilising state-of-the-art technology to solve high-tech challenges

Printed circuit boards without the harmful emissions

Plasma Etch announces it has developed and is now offering the world's first truly green plasma etching system for the manufacturing of printed circuit boards

Ronco Defensor gloves produce abrasion evasion

Ronco gloves have been an industry staple for many years and its new range purports to stop workplace cuts and injuries in heavy manufacturing

Additive manufacturing market to reach $3.5bn by 2017

New report by Markets and Markets predicts that the world's additive manufacturing market will be worth over $1,800 million by the end of 2012 and, if current growth is maintained, will be worth almost $3,500 million in five years time

UK manufacturer wins gold medal for games security

UK-based manufacturer, Harper Chalice Group has played a pivotal role this summer in creating a safe and secure environment for this year's largest sporting events

24hr rapid machining service launched by igus

For custom-designed, one-off and low run components and parts, sourcing a manufacturer can often be a costly process; now a leading UK-based polymer specialist has come up with an innovative solution to the problem

Could the battery of the future be made from plants?

By utilising a component found in plants, European researchers hope to solve the battery industry's dependence on non-renewable materials such as precious metals

ACP launch strengthened 3-Ply Sandwich Panel

ACP Composites, a global manufacturer of high-quality, lightweight composite panels has announced the latest addition to its innovative product range

Aerographite takes title of world's lightest material

Collaboration between the Technical University of Hamburg and the University of Kiel in Germany has resulted in the world's lightest solid material being created, aerographite

Fibrelite has it covered with launch of new product

Fibrelite launch a new cost-effective, eco-friendly composite manhole and trench cover which solves a host of problems facing the industry

Shanghai to decide on spectacular dragon design

In a bid to regenerate an area of the Chinese city, a competition was organised to find a suitable design to grace the region. One particular entry has captured the imaginations of the public already though

Silkworms help develop new armour and car panels

Researchers from the University of Oxford have been inspired by the cocoons of silkworms to publish a study proffering advances in materials which could transform industries struggling with the rising cost and scarcity of raw materials, especially those in developing nations

'Raptor' becomes world's first road legal EPV

Two experts in automotive design and electronics, Phil and David Loomes respectively, have created the world's first 'road legal' electric powered vehicle and have already gained interest from across the globe

£274m bid for UK manufacturer

The American speciality chemicals and materials manufacturer Cytec has made a £274 million offer to purchase Umeco, a UK firm which produces lightweight composite materials for the British civil and military aerospace industries, amongst others

Bamboo demand growing as fast as the plant itself

New technologies and industrial processes have made bamboo the fastest growing source of wood, with a global market valued at USD$10bn (World Bamboo Organisation)

Finnish scientists create highly-buoyant material

Inspired by the feet of pond skaters, an insect so light it has the ability to walk across ponds by utilizing the water's surface tension, scientists have created a new form of aerogel

Granite goes green

An innovative new company seeks to recycle stone waste into a useable building material

Gibson denies wrongdoing over guitar wood imports

Chief Executive will fight company's innocence over accusations of illegally imported wood

Graphene breakthrough could lead to faster computers

Scientists from Manchester University discover that electronic devices could work much faster if they are manufactured using graphene

Small measures lead to big improvements in lean

Production engineers in the UK succeed on their ability to produce high quality precision parts

Super cities to kick-start UK manufacturing resurgence

Bristol and Glasgow join list of 'super cities' which will drive manufacturing growth in Britain

Bamboo versus Cotton Fibre

A more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative

KUKA industrial robots remain at the forefront of manufacturing automation

Manufacturing Digital takes a look at the manufacturers behind manufacturing

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