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

Posted on 4 May 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.

Aston University to open up the world of smart manufacturing to the engineers of tomorrow

Aston University is to open up the world of smart manufacturing to the engineers of tomorrow.

Based on the research expertise in the University’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences it will be offering a masters degree in smart manufacturing.

The masters course will teach a wide range of hands-on skills in smart manufacturing to create innovative solutions for complex manufacturing problems through developing state-of-the-art technologies. Read more via The Manufacturer

Tesla resumes US orders for a Model 3 version at lower price, range

Tesla Inc has resumed taking orders for its Model 3 long-range vehicle in the United States, the company’s website showed late on Tuesday, after a temporary halt last year due to delivery backlogs.

The long-range version of the entry-level Model 3 is priced at $47,240 currently, about 18.5% less than the $57,990 it was priced at last August when Tesla halted taking orders in the United States and Canada. Read more via Reuters

Bentley unveils coronation cabin cushions fit for a king

To celebrate the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, a team of Bentley’s craftspeople has worked together to produce a limited series of bespoke cabin cushions for a fleet of Bentleys.

The team, based at Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe, has used a combination of fine craftsmanship and cutting edge technology to digitise the special Coronation Emblem before creating each bespoke cushion by hand. Read more via The Manufacturer

Airbus delivers 127 commercial aircraft in Q1 2023

Airbus has reported its consolidated financial results for Q1 2023. Among the highlights are that Airbus delivered 127 commercial aircraft in the quarter and generated revenues of €11.8bn. Read more via Airbus

UK’s first industrial scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant to open

UK-based mining company Technology Minerals has said that its battery recycling business, Recyclus, has received final clearance and “approved battery treatment operator status” from the Environment Agency (EA) allowing it to open the UK’s first industrial scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Scheduled to begin operations after a fire prevention system has been installed and the commissioning phase, which is expected to commence in June this year, is complete, the EA permit allows Recyclus to process around 8,300 t/y of lithium-ion batteries. Read more via The Chemical Engineer

Guitar legends competition to find the UK’s best engineer guitar player

The hunt to find the UK’s best engineer guitar player will culminate in the Guitar Legends competition at Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023. The competition will take place on both days of M&E Week’s centrepiece exhibitions at Birmingham’s NEC on 7 – 8 June 2023. Read more via The Manufacturer

BAE Systems unveils advanced, high-definition thermal camera core

BAE Systems unveiled a new version of its Athena™ 1920 high-definition thermal camera core, which can now support missions requiring 360-degree situational awareness, vehicle protection, and space-based surveillance in challenging visual and operational environments.

The Athena 1920 delivers high-definition infrared imagery with exceptional clarity, minimal motion blur, and sharp detail in degraded visual conditions. The small, lightweight, and power-efficient Athena 1920 is ideal for a variety of applications, including wide-area surveillance, threat detection and monitoring, targeting, and commercial applications. Read more via BAE Systems

India’s JSW Steel to invest $145m to upgrade US manufacturing

India’s JSW Steel Ltd (JSTL.NS)said on Wednesday that its unit, JSW Steel USA, plans to invest $145m in new projects to upgrade its manufacturing operations in Ohio.

“These investments & projects will help us in producing high quality ‘melted and manufactured in USA’ steel products required by our customers in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors,” said Parth Jindal, director of JSW Steel USA. Read more via Reuters

RS releases industry report ‘Under the Surface of Health and Safety’ 2023

RS, an omni-channel provider of product and service solutions including maintenance solutions and safety solutions, has released the ‘Under the Surface of Health and Safety’ report, based on findings from a survey that aimed to explore challenges and priorities for health and safety professionals in the current climate. Read more via The Manufacturer