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

Posted on 15 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.

Innovate UK helps nanopositioning instrumentation manufacturer Prior Scientific achieve ‘revolutionary’ leap in accuracy

Instrumentation manufacturer, Prior Scientific, is launching new products after achieving a ‘revolutionary’ leap in nanopositioning accuracy – after funding from Innovate UK.

The Cambridge-based business has achieved significant increases in the accuracy of their piezo actuated nanopositioning stages after working with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) the UK’s designated institute for measurement standards. Read more via The Manufacturer

Investment in World Class Labs to maintain UK infrastructure

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £103m to expand and upgrade the UK’s world class research infrastructure, including digital infrastructure.

The investments will support the sector and ensure UK researchers have access to the best labs and equipment they need to keep producing world-class science. Read more via UK Research & Innovation

AMRC’s fibre handling expertise helps develop novel prototype

Lower emissions and increased aircraft performance are benefits of a novel prototype machine developed by an industrial consortium that includes the AMRC, designed to improve the coating technology for ceramic matrix composites.

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has collaborated with Archer Technicoat Limited (ATL), TISICS Metal Composites and Cygnet Texkimp to deliver a project on ‘Continuous Interface Coating for Silicon Carbide (SiC) composites’ or CICSiC for short. Read more via The Manufacturer

Aston Martin preparing to reveal next generation of legendary DB bloodline

A new era of class-leading performance, driving dynamics and ultra-luxury is nearly upon us. A new benchmark.

Final preparations are underway as Aston Martin plans to unveil a new generation of the legendary DB bloodline on 24 May 2023, a landmark date heralding the start of the ultra-luxury British brand’s next generation. Read more via Aston Martin

LIBERTY Pipes Hartlepool becomes first UK producer of hydrogen pipeline material

LIBERTY Pipes Hartlepool has successfully passed trials to become the first UK producer of pipelines for safe transportation and storage of hydrogen, a major step in LIBERTY’s aim to support the UK’s development of low carbon hydrogen technologies. Read more via Hydrogen Central

Rooftop solar panels could power a third of US manufacturing, study finds

US manufacturing takes up a lot of energy, but there’s untapped potential in solar power for that sector, new research finds. A study looked at how installing solar panels throughout manufacturing sites could meet a third of that sector’s power needs. Read more via Gizmodo

Rolls-Royce turnaround moving ‘at pace’ under new CEO

British engine maker Rolls-Royce said the new CEO’s plan to boost the company’s profitability was moving “at pace”, and it was on track to meet 2023 forecasts, buoyed by cost savings and the ongoing travel recovery.

But shares in the company, which has been one of the top risers on the FTSE 100 index over the year to date with a 64% gain, were down 2% in early deals which one analyst said was due to disappointment over the lack of an upgrade to the outlook. Read more via Reuters

Maddie Dinwoodie to join EngineeringUK as Director of Engagement Programmes

EngineeringUK has announced that Maddie Dinwoodie will join as Director of Engagement Programmes in the summer.

Maddie joins the organisation from UK Youth, where she is currently Chief Programme Officer. With a background in the not-for-profit sector, Maddie has 20 years’ experience in developing programmes for young people, growing partnerships and improving impact. Read more via The Manufacturer