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

Posted on 24 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.

Demolition starts for the UKs largest open-die forging line

Demolition has started at an iconic Yorkshire plant to facilitate construction of the UKs largest open-die forging line.

Parts of Sheffield Forgemasters’ site at the north of Brightside Lane, are undergoing controlled demolition to create space for a 13,000 tonne Heavy Forge, which will be housed in a new 12,700 sq. m. structure adjacent to the Sheffield to Meadowhall train line. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Innovate UK announces £13m to help transform medicines manufacturing

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has announced the winners of a series of competitions focusing on:

  • nucleic acid medicines
  • intracellular drug delivery
  • digitalisation and automation

Seventeen new projects in total will receive £13m in funding for cutting edge medicine manufacturing, delivered by the Innovate UK Transforming Medicine Manufacturing programme. Find out more at UK Research and Innovation

Northern Ireland manufacturer invests £7m in new facility to drive business efficiency

Antrim-based manufacturer, SAM Mouldings has revealed £7m investment plans at its architectural-mouldings manufacturing facility.

This latest multi-million pound investment will be channelled into product innovation, distribution system improvements and the construction of a new 45,000 square foot warehousing facility located in Newpark Industrial Estate, Antrim. Find out more at Belfast News Letter

Pilgrim’s UK shortlisted for Sustainable gong in Manufacturer MX Awards 2023

Pilgrim’s UK has been shortlisted for a Sustainable Manufacturing award in the Manufacturer MX Awards 2023.

Over 50 of Britain’s top manufacturing companies have made it through to the finals of the UK’s largest and most rigorous industry awards programme. Find out more at Pilgrim’s UK

Carbon-capturing battery research boosted by lab-on-a-chip

Efficient and cheap batteries that also capture carbon emissions could be “right around the corner” thanks to a new tool, researchers have claimed.

The technology, a system that speeds up evaluation of catalysts for lithium-carbon dioxide (Li-CO2) batteries, was developed at the University of Surrey, Imperial College London and Peking University in China. Find out more at IMechE

Axalta and Xaar partner to introduce next generation, sustainable digital paint technology for transportation industry

Axalta has entered into a partnership with Xaar  to introduce Axalta NextJet™, a next generation, sustainable digital paint technology for the transportation industry.

Through Axalta and Xaar’s patented technology, Axalta NextJet™ enables design flexibility for two-tone vehicles and allows customers to create patterns, details, and images in a sustainable way. The award-winning digital paint coating technology also eliminates masking and reduces labor, energy and waste while increasing productivity and efficiency rates. This can contribute to a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions and significant cost savings for two-tone vehicle manufacturers. Find out more at The Manufacturer

BAE Systems selects robotics partner for Industry 4.0 factory

A robotics supplier has been chosen by BAE Systems to continue working on current and emergent projects in its Factory of the Future.

True Position Robotics (TPR)’s previous work consisted of providing robot guiding technology to enhance the accuracy of conventional robots, significantly reducing the need for traditional assembly tooling. This was realised on a concept fuselage in an industry 4.0 factory demonstrator with TPR’s Adaptive Robot Control (ARC) solution. Find out more at Production Engineering Solutions