Students from Coventry University with Carol Burke of UMG.

Unipart helps engage new engineers

Unipart Manufacturing has launched a new scheme encourage university students to engage in manufacturing. 29 students – 23 under graduates and 6 post graduates – were welcomed to the UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory...
Autodesk is launching an investment fund for 3d printers.

Autodesk launches 3D Printing innovation fund

Autodesk has announced that it intends to invest up to $100m (£62.6m) in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, is for the 3D...
The UK's engine manufacturing industry id set for a bonanza few years.

UK engine manufacturers set for surge

UK engine manufacturing turnover is expected to increase by £2.5bn to £10.5bn by 2016. This surge is hoped to help annual engine output set to surpass three million units, and is aided by £1bn invested...
Birmingham plastics manufacturer Thermotec was honoured.

Birmingham plastics manufacturer win innovation award

Manufacturers from across the Midlands gathered to celebrate the very best of industry achievement from the last 12 months. The Made in the Midlands awards, now in its sixth year, gave recognition for investment, innovation,...
London gets set for a free motor show this weekend

London’s free motor show revs up

A feast of motoring from the pioneering days to modern times is planned for Regent Street in the West End this weekend. Pre-Christmas shopping in London’s West End will take on a different slant this...
Innovation strategic initiatives platform for SME in children’s product industries

Innovation strategic Initiatives learning platform launched

The Technological Institute for Children’s Products & Leisure (AIJU) launches platform ISIP, which allows SMEs in this sector to create innovation plans. Within the frame of Lifelong Learning Programme, subprogramme Leonardo da Vinci, the project...
Managing director Steve Cooper with the Majorfax team

Majorfax marks 30th anniversary with record results and expansion plan

A Walsall specialist castings firm is toasting a double celebration after enjoying record turnover in its 30th year in business. Established in 1984, Majorfax in Walsall supplies castings in a range of materials to customers...
Shale gas exploration could be coming to Lancashire.

Manufacturers call on government to get behind shale gas

Nearly 30 big name manufacturers have signed a letter urging the government to ease restrictions on shale gas and allow drilling to begin in Lancashire. The group– collectively employing over 45,000 workers between them –...
E.ON has announced a new tool to help customers use less energy.

E.ON launches scheme to help SMEs cut energy costs

E.ON announced it has teamed up with US energy intelligence company FirstFuel, to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) benefit from energy saving tools which are usually only available to larger industrial and commercial businesses. ...
The lean course at the University of Buckingham has a new sponsor.

Renault-Nissan partners with Buckingham University for lean

The University of Buckingham has a new partner - Renault-Nissan Consulting – for its MSc in Lean Enterprise and its short courses. The Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Consulting, David Howells, will be teaching students on...

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