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Reshore UK encourages manufacturing back home

Rapanui Clothing is a recent example of how the UKTI and MAS launch is likely to benefit manufacturers who set up shop back in the UK

Solving storage and retrieval challenges for FMGCs

Kimberly-Clark utilises Dexion's Real time distribution systems as a buffer between manufacturing and logistics

Possible due date leaked for iPhone twins

Unconfirmed reports of the birth of two new iPhone models has put the tech world on high alert as Apple prepare for the annual media circus

General Electric provides free access to expertise

General Electric launch Access GE, a free-to-use web portal linking businessmen and customers to experts across the globe

Theo Paphitis and BAE Systems at huge UK Skills Show

Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis and BAE Systems among the attractions at the UK's largest skills and careers event at the NEC Birmingham, the Skills Show

Samsung loses $1bn in market value as Apple ban lifted

A further development in the world war between the two giants of Samsung and Apple, involved in numerous bitter disputes across the globe

Manufacturing drop exposes weakness in Japanese economy

Industrial output is down for the first time this year as consumer demand falls and Yen weakens

Apple loses top spot as smartphone market heats up

iPhone "underperforming" according to report by research firm, with Samsung overtaking Apple as smartphone market peaks

Samsung's new multitasking smartphone processor

South Korean giant unveils its updated Exynos5 Octa which it claims cuts down on power consumption as well as delivering high-end graphics processing

Microsoft offer free Surface Tablets to educators

The technology giant is offering its Surface RT Tablets to 10,000 attendees at the International Society for Technology in Education later this month

Samsung Elec shares fall amid fears of slowing growth

Its growing shift towards cheaper mobile handsets has caused shares of Samsung Electronics to fall by almost five percent to a seven-week low, amid concerns of margin decline and slowing growth

Safeguarding shipping cargo through sheer MAN power

UK-based Guardfreight International has agreed a deal with the Midlands Assembly Network to bring a new solution to market with the potential of preventing cargo worth $80 billion going missing every year

Sony announce new waterproof Android smartphone

The latest release from Sony Mobile, Xperia ZR features the highest level of water-resistance allowing the capture of photos and Full HD videos underwater

Amir Khan enters the ring for UK manufacturing

Piranha Guard Limited has recently had its products subjected to the ultimate knockout test - with an exhaustive mouthguard testing programme carried out by former four-time World Champion boxer, Amir Khan

Survey reveals stuttering popularity for phablets

With the lines becoming increasingly blurred between smartphones, tablets and laptops, is the rise of the so-called 'phablet' just a fad?

Google announce latest laptop, the Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook is a tremendous success, with the Samsung Chromebook holding steady at number one on Amazon's bestseller laptops list since it was launched in the US; now Google has unveiled the next evolution, the Chromebook Pixel

ABB pave the road ahead for EV charging

ABB, the global name in power and automation technologies, has announced its new CCS fast chargers combine industry standardisation with convenience to support the next-generation of electric vehicles

Ford comes out on top for Euro NCAP safety awards

Ford Motor Company has won three out of a possible seven 2012 Euro NCAP best-in-class safety awards, more than any of its rival auto-manufacturers

New Ford Fiesta sold every two minutes last year

Consumers bought a new Ford Fiesta every two minutes on average last year, crowning it the best-selling small car in Europe, according to automotive data intelligence provider JATO Dynamics

Tablets rugged enough to survive industry demands

Panasonic have complemented its range of Toughpad rugged business tablets with the announcement today of two new devices - the lightweight 10.1" Windows 8 Pro and its first Android 7" tablet

Shiver me timbers, a positive manufacturing story

The successful launch of a brand new e-commerce system is set to help UK manufacturing specialist Timberform increases sales both at home and abroad

IBM offers a real sense of future technology

IBM has collated research data from around the world and predicts the new era of technology will introduce cognitive systems, mimicking the five senses of humans

Blåkläder to launch new protective garment range

Swedish textile manufacturer, Blåkläder is planning to release a multi-certified product range in the New Year designed to better protect those involved in high-risk work

Portas pilot provides springboard for knicker factory expansion

A manufacturing company featured on a television show has witnessed huge growth for its product and is now having to boost its workforce

Seagate launches a hard drive to recapture top spot

Unhappy with losing its market top-spot to rival Western Digital, Seagate has announced three new enterprise-scale hard drives in an effort to recapture its title

Complicated manufacturing process could delay Wii U

Hailed as a true pioneers with a revered pedigree of innovation, has Nintendo finally bitten off more than it can chew with its most ambitious home gaming console to date?

CB Scheme Certification awarded to Toshiba UK

Awarded by TÜV SÜD Product Service, the new certificate provides greater flexibility in Toshiba's in-house testing and decreases the time needed to reach European markets

Samsung's TecTiles 'tap' into our everyday lives

Though currently dominating the smartphone market with its Galaxy S3, Samsung has launched a new NFC-enabled add-on in a bid to maintain its position when Apple release its eagerly anticipated iPhone 5 later this year

Samsung announce Galaxy S3 to launch 29 May

A huge crowd packed into London's Earl's Court Exhibition Centre last night to finally witness the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3, a smartphone already being dubbed the 'Apple Killer'

Kindle smartphone considered by online giant Amazon

Following the incredible success of its range of Kindle eReaders and last year's Kindle Fire tablet, is Amazon considering entering the highly lucrative smartphone market?

Samsung's record profits end Nokia's reign at the top

Samsung Electronics has beaten strong competition, principally Apple and Nokia, to become the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones

Philips launch world's most efficient light bulb

Yesterday, fittingly known as 'Earth Day', Philips' award-winning LED light bulbs finally became available in stores across America, capable of providing 20 years of illumination

Mixed reviews for Sony's SmartWatch

Following its unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January 2012, Sony has now officially released their SmartWatch in the US to a mixed response

Apple's Cook visits China's plants

Apple CEO Tim Cook spent last week in China adhering to what could be described as a two-pronged agenda - to develop future business opportunities and to personally see working conditions at supplier's plants

No new Xbox for 2012

Fans hoping for news of an upgraded Xbox have been left disappointed this weekend, with a statement coming from Microsoft that the newest version of its console won't be released until 2013 at the earliest

The most innovative cameras of 2012

Manufacturing Digital takes a look at some of the most innovative cameras to be released this year

Apple's 'new iPad' leaves many feeling left out

It would seem the dust has finally settled after the highly anticipated launch of Apple's latest products and services, with the 'iPad 3' garnering a mixed reaction

Nestlé remove artificial ingredients from confectionary

Global confectionary company, Nestlé, has become the UK's first major manufacturer of sweets and chocolate to accomplish products which are 100 percent free of all artificial colours, preservatives and flavourings

Nokia offers customers a Pureview

Nokia announce world's highest megapixel camera phone at 2012 Mobile World Congress

HTC announce One Series at Mobile World Congress

HTC look to return to what they do best in 2012, innovative high-end devices

HTC to scale back smartphone output in 2012

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC will focus on quality not quantity in 2012 by scaling back on the number of devices available

Nokia reaches 1.5 billion S40 phone milestone

Nokia has announced a significant milestone in the company's history with the sale of its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone

Apple increases responsibility with supplier audits

Apple publishes Supplier Responsibility Progress Report giving details of the company's supply chain in order to monitor contract employee working conditions

Sony unveils world's first digital binoculars

Tech giant reveals binoculars capable of HD video recording, zoom, autofocus and SteadyShot image stabilisation

Does the Nintendo Wii U have what it takes?

Emulating the now legendary Wii is a tall order, so can Nintendo's latest console live up to expectations?

RIM delays BlackBerry 10 phones until late 2012

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has delayed its next generation range of phones until late 2012

Apple iPad 3 to launch spring 2012?

Latest rumours suggest companies in Apple's supply chain have started delivering iPad 3 components to contractors

iPod creator aims to reinvent the domestic thermostat

Godfather of the iPod and the man who could be credited with kickstarting a digital music revolution has turned his attention to home energy efficiency with a new take on the humble thermostat

Apple vs Samsung - The story so far

Samsung will now be allowed to sell its Galaxy tablet in Australia during the holiday season

Microsoft will make Kinect device for Windows PCs

Microsoft says it is optimising certain hardware components of its Kinect motion sensor device to enable Windows PC compatibility

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