Nick Clegg MP, UK Deputy Prime Minister, left, with Renishaw's Rhydian Pountney and Sanjay Sangam

Renishaw to create Indian additive manufacturing centre

Renishaw is to create its first Indian additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) technical centre in Pune, Deputy PM Nick Clegg revealed on the final day of a trade delegation he led to India. Forming part...
UK manufacturing had a PMI data reading of 52.5 for August, a 14-month low for the sector.

UK manufacturing PMI at 14-month low

UK manufacturing grew at its slowest rate in 14 months during August as factory order books declined. The latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed a growth marking of 52.5 for last month,...
The new EEF survey shows manufacturers remain confident but doubts persist over the UK's export market.

UK manufacturers confident despite growth slowdown

UK manufacturers are confident about the UK’s economic outlook despite the slowing of growth in the sector, according to a new EEF study. The survey, which questioned almost 300 businesses, showed companies plan to invest...
BAE’s Sutherland to join banknote manufacturer

BAE’s Sutherland to join banknote manufacturer

The managing director of BAE Systems’ Cyber arm is to step down at the end of September to become chief executive of banknote printer and passport manufacturer De La Rue. Martin Sutherland, who joined BAE...
Chinese manufacturing slows for August

Chinese manufacturing slows for August

Chinese manufacturing activity slowed for the month of August, as the world’s second largest economy sees its growth reduce. In the purchasing managers index (PMI) from the National Bureau of Statistics, China had a 51.1...
The Eye of the Forge at Sheffield Forgemasters - rights reserved EEF Photo Competition

One month left to enter EEF photo competition

Keen photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award. EEF/Lombard’s ‘Make It Britain’ photography competition is looking for inspiring images to...
(from left) Alan Hewett (MAS), Ade Walton (Prozeus) and Jeff Main (Tyne and Wear Marine)

North East firm sets sail with new marine safety device

A North East manufacturer has come up with a new solution for safely testing marine bollards and has high hopes for its future. Tyne and Wear Marine (TWM) have spent the last year...
A report argues more apprenticeships would help Britian's economy

Britain’s lack of apprenticeships is holding country back; report

Civitas, say Britain lags behind other countries in skills and economic growth because of our lack of apprenticeships. Civitias, the institute for the study of civil society, a cross party think tank, has...
Sir James Dyson's company has launched a cryptic Youtube video

Dyson launches teaser video for possible robot vacuum

Dyson Ltd have released a 25 second teaser video that many think is hinting at the company unveiling a robot vacuum cleaner. The vaugely dystopian sci-fi clip comes on the back of the...
BMW launches its armoured X5 model

New range of armoured cars launched at Moscow car show

What do you get the discerning billionaire who just has everything? The latest in bulletproof cars, obviously. Exhibitors from some of the largest luxury car firms have unveiled their wares at Moscow International...


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