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

Posted on 9 Aug 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.

Manufacturing & Engineering Week becomes industrial sector’s biggest event

Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023, produced in association with The Manufacturer, has become the biggest industrial sector event in the UK in just its second year, according to statistics released by event organisers The Nineteen Group.

Over the course of the live shows on 7 and 8 June, 10,355 manufacturers, designers, engineers and maintenance professionals attended the event at the NEC which had 342 exhibitors. Find out more on The Manufacturer

Supercar and motorsport parts manufacturer planning 100-plus jobs on back of seven-figure investment

A company that makes parts for clients including supercar manufacturers is planning to create 100-plus jobs on the back of a seven-figure investment.

Atlas Composite Technologies is expanding with a new 30,000 sq ft building at Pride Park in Derby, opposite the Derby County stadium.

The site should be fully operational by September and will enable Atlas to ramp up production to meet growing demand for its composites. It will initially generate 30 jobs, rising to more than 100 over the next three years. Find out more on Business Live

New project to bring high-value 3D printing to UK manufacturing

Technology being developed by a global consortium of companies and academic institutions could revolutionise the use of industrial additive manufacturing – also known as 3D printing – in the UK, bringing the advanced manufacturing of high-value components for key industries to the country for the first time. Find out more on The Manufacturer

Renishaw collaborates on new Olympic track bike ahead of Paris 2024

As part of its continuing partnership with the Great Britain Cycling Team, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has collaborated with British Cycling and other partners to develop a new version of the Hope-Lotus track bike. The new cutting-edge bike makes its debut at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow during August and will be ridden by Great Britain’s track cyclists competing at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Find out more on Renishaw

Britishvolt buyer misses payment deadline, raising doubts about deal

The acquisition of British electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer Britishvolt has been brought into question after Recharge Industries failed to make the final payment.

EY, the administrators of Britishvolt, has claimed that Australian firm Recharge Industries has defaulted on its agreement after missing the final instalment of a total payment of £8.57m, which was due on 5 April 2023. Find out more on E&T

Babcock supports British Army with engineering apprenticeship programme

Babcock International has been awarded a six-year contract to continue to support the British Army in delivering one of the biggest apprenticeship programmes in the UK.

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) apprenticeship programme provides aspiring engineers with an opportunity to develop their skills and contribute to the British Army’s vital operations across the world – and Babcock’s proven track record in delivering comprehensive training and support services positions it as the ideal partner. Find out more on Babcock International

Morgan Motor Company joins National Highways A-road celebration

Iconic British car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company is backing a special celebration marking the 100th anniversary of England’s major A-road network road numbering scheme.

The comprehensive road numbering system in Great Britain came into effect in April 1923 and continues to be a vital part of our road infrastructure, helping people to navigate their journeys. Find out more on National Highways

Edison Chouest and Chartwell Marine to build US offshore wind’s first mini-CTV for Ørsted and Eversource

US offshore vessel operator, builder, and owner Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has launched construction of the US offshore wind industry’s first ever mini-crew transfer vessel (CTV), designed by Chartwell Marine (Chartwell), trusted UK pioneer of next-generation vessel design.

Set to begin operating in summer 2024 for the global and US offshore wind leader Ørsted and their US-based joint venture partner, Eversource Energy, the CTV will simultaneously accompany the launch of ECO Edison, the first ever American-built service operation vessel (SOV) announced in April this year. Find out more on The Manufacturer