A Derbyshire start-up has developed a thin material clothing under layer that is four times more fire resistant than commonly used synthetic materials and can help prevent wound contamination.
After two years of remaining fairly provincial, there are signs that the Sheffield City Region’s three-day Global Manufacturing Festival is actually going global. And there is proper value-add for visiting SMEs as the organisers plan to fix business networking meetings with multinational companies.
A government select committee review of apprenticeships was published in November which called urgently for an elevation of the status of apprenticeships to become par with university education. Siemens, along with many other manufacturing companies, has long held this belief and here Josh Brough, now a production engineer at Siemens Industry explains why being accepted on its apprenticeship programme enhanced his career expectations.
Airbus has set up special intervention programmes with its suppliers to ensure that the demands of production ramp-up do not translate as late deliveries. Airbus COO Günter Butschek explains the process to Will Stirling.