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

Posted on 13 Apr 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.

Innovate UK-funded chemtech company Puraffinity develops game-changing solution to tackle global water scarcity crisis

Chemical technology company Puraffinity, funded by Innovate UK, is tackling the global challenge of water scarcity with an innovation that eliminates cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals’ and reduces covid risk.

It has developed a smart material which remove hazardous pollutants from water in a range of settings including environmental remediation, point of use systems, industrial manufacturing facilities, and commercial airports and air bases. Read more via The Manufacturer

£30m government boost to capture and store more renewable energy

Cutting edge businesses, in locations including Scotland and Nottingham, are set to benefit from a share of £30m to be at the forefront of designing and testing innovative technology of the future that will modernise the UK’s energy system and store renewable energy for later use. Read more via GOV UK

Intel Foundry and Arm announce multigeneration collaboration on leading-edge SoC design

Intel Foundry Services (IFS) and Arm have announced a multigeneration agreement to enable chip designers to build low-power compute system-on-chips (SoCs) on the Intel 18A process.

The collaboration will focus on mobile SoC designs first, but allow for potential design expansion into automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), data center, aerospace and government applications. Arm® customers designing their next-generation mobile SoCs will benefit from leading-edge Intel 18A process technology, which delivers new breakthrough transistor technologies for improved power and performance, and from IFS’s robust manufacturing footprint that includes U.S.- and EU-based capacity. Read more via Arm

Kistler opens first UK R&D office at Milton Park

A subsidiary of Kistler – the Swiss measurement company which employs over 2,000 people across 60 global locations – has taken 1,379ft2 of R&D space at Milton Park.

Kistler Fiber Technology’s new space on the Park will allow them to develop its optical fibre sensing technology further, delivering fast and accurate measurements in applications such as electric vehicle and structural health monitoring. Read more via Aerospace Manufacturing

ABB provides a complete range of robots for Nobia’s new, high-tech kitchen factor

ABB Robotics has been selected by Nobia – the leading kitchen specialist in Europe – to supply robotic automation solutions for their new factory in Jönköping, Sweden. By securing the contract, ABB Robotics furthers its expansion into new industry segments, helping to make production more efficient and sustainable. Read more via The Manufacturer

£12m investment for Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced a £12m investment to fund the Future Vaccines Manufacturing Hub for the next seven years, up to 2030.

Led by the University of Oxford and University College London (UCL), the Hub aims to make the UK the global centre for vaccine discovery, development, and manufacture. This will help save lives by enabling rapid roll-out of highly effective new vaccines for frontline use. Read more via University of Oxford