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

Posted on 21 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.

Midland Deburr & Finish invests in machinery to meet rising reshoring demand

Midland Deburr & Finish, a provider of precision finishing solutions specialising in vibration deburring, solvent degreasing and vapour degreasing, based in Lye, West Midlands, has announced a significant investment in machinery to cater to the growing demand for their expertise in deburring and degreasing.

The company has acquired a Walter Trowel CM 605 vibro bowl and a Walter Trowl G 500 maize dryer to enhance their capabilities and accommodate the surge in new orders, particularly for the deburring and degreasing of large pressing components. Find out more at The Manufacturer

SMMT CEO gives update on net zero for buses

Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has commented on the latest figures released by the trade body showing how HGV and bus markets have demonstrated dynamic growth post-pandemic.

However, Hawes also warned that if the UK is to benefit from greener public and private transport, appropriate infrastructure will need to be mapped and rolled out to support the shift. Find out more at SMMT

High-profile CEOs and speakers to help accelerate gender equality at APM Women in Project Management Conference 2023

Female project professionals facing challenges to gain promotions into senior roles in manufacturing can benefit from expert career advice at the APM (Association for Project Management) Women in Project Management Conference 2023 in London next month. Find out more at The Manufacturer

FANUC and World Skills to host European championship for young robot experts

Europe’s best young robot programmers will meet in Gdańsk, Poland, from 5 to 9 September 2023 for the EuroSkills Championship. There they will demonstrate their skills in implementing practical robot applications. The participants come from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom.

In total, there will be competitions in 43 different trades ranging from traditional crafts to web development, with 600 young people from 32 countries taking part. The event is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors. Find out more at FANUC

RAF and Boeing to explore sustainable aviation on Poseidon

A joint framework has been signed at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by representatives of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Boeing to explore sustainable aviation opportunities on the Poseidon MRA1 patrol aircraft fleet.

The joint framework will focus on life cycle assessments, end-of-service aircraft value capture, digital tools to optimise flying activity and environmentally sustainable maintenance activities. Find out more at ADS Advance

TMT First rings up record year with a little bit of help from the Manufacturing Growth Programme

A North Staffordshire company, which is ‘keeping technology alive for longer’, is heading for a record year after it tapped into specialist support.

TMT First Limited has used expert advice and guidance from the Manufacturing Growth Programme to put in place a major expansion strategy that will look to build on an operation that repairs more than 200,000 mobile phones, tablets, accessories and laptops for businesses and consumers every year. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Anglo American announces hydrogen FCEV taxi fleet by H2 Moves Berlin has passed one million zero emission kilometres

Anglo American has announced that H2 Moves Berlin, the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) fleet jointly initiated with Toyota Germany and leading taxi operator SafeDriver Group-ENNOO, has now driven more than one million zero emission kilometres, and provided over 100,000 customer journeys.

First launched at the end of 2022, H2 Moves Berlin is Germany’s largest FCEV fleet, and forms part of Anglo American’s strategy to help accelerate zero emission transport through the deployment of platinum-enabled hydrogen FCEVs. Find out more at Anglo American

NASA and Boeing target 30% fuel reduction with ultrathin wing demonstrator

NASA and Boeing are targeting a 30% reduction in fuel use and emissions with the development of a new experimental aircraft.

The partners will modify a Boeing MD-90 aeroplane in Palmdale, California, where it was transported to this week.

The X-66A, as the resulting experimental aircraft will be known, will be used to test the transonic truss-braced wing (TTBW) configuration as part of the space agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. Find out more at IMechE