Articles by Nick Peters

Additive manufacturing: the next layer

A lightweight aluminium structure with a triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) lattice - image courtesy of CFAM.
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Nick Peters
Additive manufacturing has gone beyond being a revolutionary process and is now firmly in the mainstream. Which begs the question, what does the future hold and where are the gains to be made for manufacturers who have still to embrace the technology?

The sheer brilliance of UK manufacturing at its best

The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony and gala dinner takes places on 16 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool – image courtesy of The Manufacturer.
Posted on 17 Oct 2017 by Nick Peters
Every September, judging teams fan out across the country to visit manufacturers who have been nominated for The Manufacturer MX Awards, in order to measure their claims of excellence against reality. Editorial director Nick Peters led the team that judged nominees for the World Class Manufacturing award.

Meggitt: braking good, building great

Loading carbon brake pads into a furnace – image courtesy of Meggitt.
Posted on 18 Sep 2017 by Nick Peters
Scratch just about any civil or military aircraft around the world and you will find a part built by Meggitt plc. The FTSE 250-quoted company has operating divisions across the globe, but its heart is in the West Midlands.

GE Aviation: UK manufacturing’s high flyers

The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016 ceremony and gala dinner,
Posted on 5 Sep 2017 by Nick Peters
We have experienced record numbers of entrants to The Manufacturer MX Awards in November, the hottest date in the UK manufacturing calendar. We have been catching up with the 2016 winners, to see how the award has affected them going forward, and to provide a sense of the importance of these rigorously judged awards to UK manufacturing.