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

Posted on 22 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.

RS releases ‘Industry In Motion’ 2023 Maintenance Engineering Report

RS has released the ‘Industry in Motion’ 2023 Maintenance Engineering Report, in conjunction with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), based on findings from a survey that aimed to ‘take the pulse’ of the profession.

The survey was conducted among more than 1,200 IMechE members and the report focuses on the responses of almost 700 people in the UK and Ireland. The respondents were from sectors including manufacturing and are working in job roles like engineering manager. Read more via The Manufacturer

Manchester set for micro-scale robotic ‘fashion factory’

A new fashion research facility to help support micro-scale fashion businesses using robotic technologies for more sustainable production has been awarded £3.8m.

The Robotics Living Lab (RoLL) received the award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to build the new facility, which has been developed at Manchester Fashion Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. It will enable new research into highly responsive sustainable approaches for UK garment manufacturers. Read more via BusinessCloud

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad hails encouraging start to financial year

Radiator maker, Stelrad has hailed an “encouraging” start to 2023, boosted by its performance in the UK.

The Newcastle company, which designs and manufactures steel panel and designer radiators from factories in Mexborough in South Yorkshire as well as sites in Holland, Italy and Turkey, issued a trading statement ahead of its AGM, highlighting year-to-date performance in line with management expectations. Read more via BusinessLive

The Chancellor visits Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has welcomed the Chancellor as part of the government’s Business Connect programme.

The visit agenda included presentations from the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, ministers and the MTC chief executive Graham Hoare, roundtable discussions with industry leaders, and a visit to the MTC training centre and apprentice workshop. Read more via Insider Media

High-tech Cambridge business opens Coventry office for regional links to the automotive sector

A high-tech start-up business that has plans to revolutionise electric motor technology has opened an office in Coventry to take advantage of regional links to the automotive industry – and to have direct connections with the University of Warwick.

Monumo has been operating for 18 months from its base in Cambridge after being established by Ian Murphy, Dominic Vergine and Martin Frost CBE. Read more via The Manufacturer