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

Posted on 19 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.

AMRC co-pilots Future Air Support with BAE Systems

Aerospace giant BAE Systems has teamed up with the AMRC to drive digital innovations including data visualisation, automation and digital inspection into the maintenance of aircraft to reduce costs, improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions. Read more via The Manufacturer

GKN Automotive partners on new European R&D project creating next-generation, sustainability-led eMotor

GKN Automotive has joined a new €4m European R&D project launched by Mondragon University. The project aims to develop lower cost, more efficient permanent magnet eMotors with increased power density for mass produced next-generation electric vehicles (EVs). Read more via GKN Automotive

RS Group unveils partnership on unique energy harvesting device as part of Earth Week

RS Group plc, a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, has unveiled details of its close partnership with WITT Energy and the development of the highly innovative WITT device, as part of ‘Earth Week’, leading up to ‘Earth Day’ on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

WITT Energy is a start-up company that has developed an award-winning device that harvests otherwise untapped motion and turns it into usable power. Read more via The Manufacturer

Radius Aerospace factory in Shrewsbury set to close

An aerospace factory is set to close because of falling orders following Covid and rising energy costs.

Radius Aerospace said over the past three years it had been making changes to the site, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, to adapt to a changing market.

But it said those changes had not been enough to maintain its profitability. Read more via BBC News

Research centre boosts road freight’s delivery of carbon cuts

Quantities of carbon emitted by freight vehicles could be cut significantly thanks to breakthroughs at the EPSRC-funded Centre for Sustainable Road Freight.

Established in 2012, this collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Westminster is working closely with leading road hauliers and other companies with big road freight operations to help put the sector on a zero-carbon trajectory. Read more via The Manufacturer

BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership delivers 39 electric buses to Stagecoach in Scotland

Alexander Dennis and BYD UK have jointly announced that their electric vehicle partnership has completed the delivery of 39 zero-emission buses to Stagecoach.

The 24 BYD AD Enviro200EV single deckers and 15 BYD AD Enviro400EV double deckers have been allocated to Stagecoach’s operations across Scotland. 13 buses for Perth joined nine earlier vehicles to convert all local services in the city to electric. Another 11 buses have made all of Dunfermline’s city network zero emission. A further 15 vehicles joined existing BYD–Alexander Dennis electric buses in Aberdeen and Ayrshire. Read more via Alexander Dennis