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Mitsubishi Rayon innovates carbon fibre production

The Japanese manufacturer's Pyrofil MR70 is set to significantly reduce weights on structural products for the aersoapce, automotive and sport & leisure industries

ExxonMobil partnership boosts productivity

Egypt's largest steel manufacturing facility is cutting costs and reducing downtime by switching to Mobilith SHC™ grease

Frost & Sullivan award for Memex Automation's MERLIN

An interesting software product suite, MERLIN by Memex Automation, that pinpoints bottlenecks in machine cells in real time, has been awarded the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership

GE promotes Industrial Internet trend with AT&T

Remote manufacturing is set to be taken on a step via GE's Industrial Internet concept combined with AT&T's extensive cloud offering

CNC machines protected by new foldable energy tube

igus has made operating manufacturing machinery more efficient through its new RX energy tube which combats wear and tear caused by loose chips

Plant engineers given instrumentation aid

Parker Hannifin, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems unveils its new range to coincide with its Shell affiliation

Hitachi to transform UK rail line

Hitachi Rail Europe begins first stage of £4.5 billion programme with 30 eco-friendly high speed trains which will electrify the UK's East Coast Main Line

Brose UK strikes gold again with OHS

One of the UK's fastest growing automotive suppliers is the proud recipient of its third Gold Award in as many years from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Schaeffler bears down on pirate products

The global manufacturer of precision products has led a crackdown on illegal imitations of rolling bearings which have severe safety and operational failings

The rising price of inefficient energy consumption

A wider use of energy-efficient technologies in the industrial sector could amount to enormous cost saving potential, says a new report from Siemens Financial Services

Shell greases up the world's biggest hydraulic press

Lubricants from the world famous oil and gas company are ensuring the world's largest hydraulic press machine is kept running smoothly

Bosch Rexroth valves breathe life into walking robot

The world's largest operational all-terrain hexapod robot, Mantis is able to walk thanks to valves from one of the world's leading drive and control technologies specialists

Congress hears current challenges for US manufacturing

One Voice members, Mike Mittler and Rick Schwind have called on Congress to help improve the climate for small businesses in the US

China plans to scrap iron ore import licensing system

An official source has stated that by removing the decade-old import licensing system, the country hopes to open up an import market with the rest of the world

Liquidmetal puts its stamp on one-step processing

With improved precision, strength and finish, Liquidmetal is putting the world's best MIM processed parts to shame

New standalone pneumatics company to serve UK customers

The independent pneumatics company Bosch Rexroth Pneumatics Ltd has been created by Bosch Rexroth to deliver pneumatic solutions to the market

Canon print future headlines with remanufactured MFDs

The world-leader in imaging solutions has responded to increasing demand for cost-effective and sustainable high-quality document management by launching four remanufactured editions of its best-selling A3 multifunctional devices

A dam good use of hydraulics

Hydraulics from Bosch Rexroth are successfully making one of Europe's largest dams, the Deriner Dam, also one of the safest

Giving robots a softer side

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences develop inexpensive tactile sensing technology to give robots a 'gentler touch'

Bosch Rexroth brings portfolio of filter systems to UK

The leading specialist in drive and control technologies has expanded its UK product portfolio to now include a range of its own filtration systems

Fast track to innovation for Bosch Rexroth at Railtex

Bosch Rexroth, the long-established supplier into the rail sector, is using this year's Railtex exhibition in London to reveal a host of innovations and technologies for the rail industry

JCB unearth a £40m contract in Brazil

International construction company JCB is playing a leading role in the transformation of rural Brazil by securing an order from the county's government for 1,000 backhoe loaders worth more than £40 million

Brandauer puts its stamp on UK manufacturing innovation

A manufacturer of precision stamped components has been crowned the winner of HSBC's Midlands Regional Global Connections award in recognition of its innovation and commitment to forward-thinking

Bosch Rexroth announce latest innovation

Bosch Rexroth has further extended its popular range of modular hydraulic presses with a safety-conscious new series specifically aimed at machine builders

Royal Mint strikes Indian gold

Britain's Royal Mint has announced today that it's to start manufacturing gold sovereign coins in India for the first time in almost a century

Growth on the horizon for unique manufacturing network

A nine-strong collective of world class manufacturing businesses, the Midlands Assembly Network is embarking on a major expansion in 2013, securing contracts worth £7.5m and creating almost 150 jobs

PMPA Conference to focus on workforce innovation

Workplace development and innovation to be the focus for the Precision Machined Products Association's upcoming manufacturing conference in April 2013

Exhausts UK accelerates growth

Aided by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), Exhausts UK is speeding towards an impressive 2013 thanks to a more strategic approach to sales and marketing

Reducing waste, raising quality and saving time

A leading global specialist in the cold forming and machining of high precision components, Dawson Shanahan explains how its innovative techniques can save you not only precious metal, but precious time as well

Largest job yet doesn't prove to be Mercia's Waterloo

Mercia Architectural Ltd surmount the best year in its history by tapping into the Olympic spirit and setting its sights on a £2 million turnover

CDI develop Chinese prepreg technical base

The leading global supplier of prepreg machines and specialist composite processing equipment, CDI has expanded operations into China and created a hub of technical activity

Manufacturing a success at FABTECH 2012

Record first day attendance and solid sales throughout proves manufacturing is not just surviving, but fit and healthy in the US

Are you squandering money on inefficient energy use?

The latest report from Siemens Financial Services demonstrates the enormous potential energy cost savings of implementing variable speed drives on motors in industrial production environments

Manufacturing booming in Texas

With several new technological innovations now in full swing, the state of Texas is reclaiming its heritage as a manufacturing staple

ACE etches itself into the future with £1m investment

One of the UK's fastest growing manufacturers A.C.E. has taken a further step towards future expansion with the opening of its £1m extended factory capacity, more than doubling the previous size to 20,000sqft and fitted with the latest equipment and technology

Expanded line-up announced for FABTECH 2012

Held at Las Vegas Convention Center this November, FABTECH announces a much larger educational program for 2012, with over 100 sessions covering every facet of the industry

Industry supports US challenge to Chinese subsidies

A representative of nearly 3,000 metalworking companies has shown its support of plans to question the amount of US subsidies afforded to Chinese auto and auto-parts manufacturers

DSK achieves partnership Perfection with new associate

One of the world's leading sellers of industrial machines, Perfection Global LLC has announced its partnership with DSK Machinery Co Ltd, renowned for the design, manufacturing and re-engineering of heavy machinery and manufacturing facilities across almost every industry

Export success for US machinery manufacturers

American manufacturers of construction and agricultural machinery have seen a significant rise in exports during January-June 2012, compared to the same period last year

LA Metals demonstrate the benefits of an IT upgrade

Celebrating its 25th anniversary by upgrading its management systems, UK-based LA Metals Ltd realised just how outdated the previous software was and the many benefits it was missing out on

Recession, seems no-one told Caterpillar

The world's biggest manufacturer of construction equipment and machinery announces second-quarter profits of almost $1.7 billion, a 67 percent increase on the same period for 2011

Die-caster aims big by investing in £100,000 ERP system

One of the UK's leading zinc and aluminium pressure die-casters aims to double turnover over the next three years with the introduction of a new ERP system, part of a three-stage investment programme

Reliable Manufacturing enhance safety and reliability

Consultants in reliability-based change management, Reliable manufacturing, has been working with global clients to increase performance and facilitate organisational cultural change

Exhibition pays off for press specialist, Bruderer UK

An investment of almost £50,000 to exhibit at this year's MACH event, a showcase for the UK manufacturing industry to promote itself on the world stage, has translated to more than £1m in potential leads for Bruderer UK

$2million prize for DARPA's 'Robotics Challenge'

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will launch its Robotics Challenge later this year in a bid to find a robot capable of completing complex tasks in dangerous, hazardous environments

Record profits and sales revealed by JCB

Continual investment in plants both in the UK and abroad has seen JCB post record annual sales and profits for 2011, with turnover rising to £2.75bn and machine sales increasing by almost 17,500 to 69,100

Falling copper prices as demand deteriorates

The global demand for copper has fallen in the wake of faltering Chinese and European manufacturing

Robots drive UK manufacturing forward

GKN Aerospace has become the first UK company to take advantage of the enhanced manufacturing capabilities offered by an AFP robot

Honda reveals all-new ASIMO humanoid robot

Honda's world leading humanoid robot ASIMO has received an upgrade with new technology, improved intelligence and enhance physical ability

FoxConn planning to build intelligent robot factory

iPhone manufacturer FoxConn is planning to build an 'intelligent robots kingdom' in Taiwan to automate factory operations


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