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

Posted on 3 May 2024 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.

LEVC and Axil extend partnership to drive sustainable manufacturing

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) and Axil have announced the extension of their partnership for another 12 months. This collaboration is all about cementing their commitment to shaping the future of mobility through eco-friendly practices. More via The Manufacturer

Tesla retreats from next-generation ‘gigacasting’ manufacturing process

Tesla has backed away from an ambitious plan for innovations in gigacasting, its pioneering manufacturing process, according to two sources familiar with the matter, in another sign that the electric-vehicle maker is retrenching amid falling sales and rising competition. More via Reuters

Bristol door manufacturer acquired for undisclosed amount

An Irish door and joinery manufacturer has acquired a key Bristol-based supplier in a move that is set to drive growth.

Woodmarque, founded in 1977, manufactures specialist joinery, fire door-sets and contract furniture has acquired Bristol-based Doorlining.com Ltd for an undisclosed sum. More via The Business Desk

Stratasys partnership helps McLaren F1 Team 3D print more than 20,000 parts a year

The Manufacturer’s Molly Cooper had the opportunity to visit the McLaren Technology Centre with Stratasys to find out how its 3D printing technology is working within the Formula 1 space. More via The Manufacturer

Young engineers dig generous donation from manufacturing giant

Wrexham-based JCB Transmissions presented staff and learners at Coleg Cambria with parts and equipment, including motors, gearboxes, transmissions, and axles from excavators, loaders, and diggers.

Carl Roberts, Cambria’s Director for Curriculum – Engineering at the college’s Bersham Road site, thanked the company for the machinery, which will be used to train cohorts on the Motor Vehicle and Engineering programmes. More via News From Wales

Bridgend factory to close risking 100 jobs

A Bridgend factory is to close with around 100 employees likely to lose their jobs. In a letter seen by WalesOnline addressed to staff working at Inspired Entertainment’s Bridgend site at the Kingsway industrial estate workers were told their jobs are now at risk. More via Wales Online

PTC puts YCOM on track with motorsport micro mobility breakthrough

PTC’s ability to push the boundaries of performance with its product lifecycle management solutions has helped create one of the world’s biggest breakthroughs in motorsport micro mobility.

The Reading-based digital transformation specialist’s Windchill PLM has been a key tool in the development of eSkootr S1-X by YCOM, a revolutionary electric racing scooter that is capable of 62mph. More via The Manufacturer