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

Posted on 15 Mar 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.

Keanu Reeves’ ARCH Motorcycle partners with Hexagon to craft bespoke high-performance cruisers

ARCH Motorcycle and Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division have partnered to support the quality control demands of engineering and producing unique riding experiences for ARCH customers.

The partnership is geared to help ARCH, which was founded by Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves in 2011, expand its commitment to producing bespoke motorcycles by fully digitizing quality processes throughout engineering and manufacturing with state-of-the-art measurement technologies. More via The Manufacturer

£35m boost for British semiconductor scientists and businesses on international chip research

British semiconductor researchers and businesses now have enhanced access to research funding backed by the UK government and Horizon Europe, now the UK has joined the EU’s ‘Chips Joint Undertaking’.

The move provides the UK semiconductor sector enhanced access to a €1.3bn pot of funds set aside from Horizon Europe to support research in semiconductor technologies up to 2027. More via Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

Public consultation about Goole toilet-roll factory begins

The company behind plans for a new tissue paper mill in East Yorkshire has begun a three-week public consultation.

The “state of the art” factory in Goole will create more than 400 jobs and thousands more in the supply chain, according to Metsä Tissue.

The project, announced in September 2023, aims to reduce tissue imports into the UK by 30%. More via BBC News

University of Leicester-led training centre to fuse AI into metals industry

A new training centre at the University of Leicester aims to boost the metals industry with the skills in data and artificial intelligence to take on the global competition of the future.

The new £18 million Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Transformation of Metals Industry (DigitalMetal) has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), who announced £7m funding, five partner universities (Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick) and industry. More via East Midlands Business Link

Aston University to shrink carbon footprint of industrial gas burners

Aston University is working with an engineering company to make industrial gas burners less environmentally damaging.

The University has entered a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Lanemark Combustion Engineering to enable gas or propane burners users to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. More via The Manufacturer

UK engineering firm wins Australian frigate and energy storage contracts

Pressure Technologies has confirmed two major contract wins for its subsidiary Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC).

The firm will supply air pressure valves for the Royal Australian Navy’s first batch of three Hunter class frigates to BAE Systems Australia. The ship is based on BAE Systems’ established Type 26 Global Combat Ship platform, currently under construction for the UK’s Royal Navy. More via The Business Desk

UK-first autonomous quarry vehicle unveiled in Devon

A Devon quarry has unveilved a UK-first autonomous articulated dump truck (ADT), which is designed to help future proof the effectiveness and competitiveness of quarrying operations within the minerals and aggregates industry.

The project was initially conceptualised by Chepstow Plant International (CPI) and Bell Equipment following long-term trials between Bell Equipment and technology platform specialist, xtonomy. More via The Manufacturer