Manufacturing Technologies

Journeying from compliance to lean

The Thales and Saab produced shoulder-carried anti-tank NLAW missile in action - image courtesy of Mestec
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Tim Brown

Back in 2007, Belfast-based defence contractor Thales faced a challenge. A leading global manufacturer of ground-to-ground, ground-to-air, and air-toair missiles, the business had won a contract to partner with Sweden's Saab Bofors Dynamics to produce shoulder-carried anti-tank 'NLAW' missiles for the British Army.

Britain’s biotech boom

High yield protein production fermentation at Fujifilm's biotech site in Durham can potential reduce the cost of goods
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by

Industrial biotechnology is growing, creating new jobs and radically altering expectations about the world’s ability to move away from fossil fuel reliance. Tom Moore explores the brave new world of biomaterials.