Daily Manufacturing News Digest – the industry stories you should be aware of today

Posted on 2 Mar 2023 by The Manufacturer

Each day The Manufacturer compiles the top manufacturing news stories from around the web. To make your life a little easier, we trawl through all the major trade publications, broadsheets and business magazines to find you the most important manufacturing news each morning. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back daily.

World first, multi-million manufacturing OMNIFACTORY opens at the University of Nottingham

A new £3.8m facility that will revolutionise the world of manufacturing, making it more efficient and cost-effective, has opened at the University of Nottingham.

The state-of-the-art OMNIFACTORY, a concept factory where different digital technologies are implemented to improve traditional manufacturing practices, was officially opened on Wednesday 1 March 2023 by Brian Holliday, Managing Director at Siemens Digital Industries and Co-Chair of the Made Smarter Commission, with a keynote contribution from George Freeman MP, Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation. Read more via The Manufacturer

Opportunities in West Midlands manufacturing to be explored at upcoming event at innovative Dudley business

The state of the West Midlands’ manufacturing sector and the opportunities for businesses to get ahead will be discussed at an innovative Dudley manufacturer.

The Make UK West Midlands Regional Advisory Board is set to take place on Friday, March 3 at Thomas Dudley Ltd, a market-leading manufacturer of high-quality bathroom, plumbing and washroom products. Read more via The Manufacturer

Rolls-Royce has begun testing F130 engines for the United States Air Force B-52 fleet

Rolls-Royce has announced it has launched F130 engine testing at the company’s outdoor test facility at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, U.S.

Rolls-Royce F130 engines were selected by the United States Air Force to replace the existing powerplants in the B-52 fleet, with over 600 new engine deliveries expected. This milestone test program is the first time F130 engines have been tested in the dual-pod engine configuration of the B-52 aircraft. Each B-52 aircraft has eight engines in four pods. Read more via Rolls-Royce

East Lancs homeware manufacturer announces major new acquisition

East Lancashire plastic houseware manufacturer What More UK have announced the acquisition of West Midland’s based firm Firsteel Ltd.

What More UK is one of the largest houseware manufacturers in the UK behind the brand ‘Wham’ which is available in every major UK supermarket and 1600 independent retailers.

Firsteel Ltd is dedicated to the manufacture and development of customised prefinished metal. Read more via Yahoo! News

Gallagher named Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer at the UK OSPAs

Global security manufacturer, Gallagher has been awarded the Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer accolade at the 2023 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

The Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer award category was created to recognise outstanding performance in manufacturing a leading-edge security product (or products), which has produced clear beneficial results for customers. Read more via Gallagher

UK partnership set to revolutionise oligonucleotide manufacture

A new £2.7m collaboration between the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), AstraZeneca, Novartis, and The University of Manchester aims to revolutionise oligonucleotide manufacture. Read more via European Pharmaceutical Review