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

Posted on 26 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.

New superbug-killing antibiotic discovered using AI

Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover a new antibiotic that can kill a deadly species of superbug. The AI helped narrow down thousands of potential chemicals to a handful that could be tested in the laboratory. The result was a potent, experimental antibiotic called abaucin, which will need further tests before being used. Read more via The BBC

Full educational programme announced for Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023

With just under two weeks until Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023 and its centrepiece exhibitions open their doors on 7 and 8 June at Birmingham’s NEC, the full educational programme has been announced. The free-to-attend educational programme is incredibly diverse in the subject matter it covers while having sustainability, digital transformation, innovation, supply chain resilience and people and skills as key recurring themes. Read more via The Manufacturer

Multi-million pound manufacturing boost for Russell Roof Tiles

Pioneering roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has announced £18.5m investment in expansion, doubling output at its Burton site. The company is an independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects. The company produces thousands of concrete roof tiles and accessories tiles every week used on roofs across the country. Read more via The Manufacturer

NatWest to provide £1bn in additional lending to UK manufacturing

NatWest has announced that, from today, it aims to provide an additional £1bn in lending to the UK Manufacturing sector by the end of 2030, aiming to stimulate growth in the sector and help manufacturers invest in cleaner, more efficient forms of energy generation and use, with lending deployed through loans, asset finance, and overdrafts. Read more via The Manufacturer

British car manufacturing output increases for third month in a row

British car manufacturing made further gains in April, with output increasing by 9.9%, according to new figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In total, 66,527 cars rolled of production lines, 5,973 more than in April last year as global supply chain shortages, most notably of semiconductors, continued to ease. Read more via FleetNews