The EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing may mean little to many companies, but don’t underestimate their influence in shaping UK industrial strategy. Prof David Delpy, chief executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Centre, explains the role of the Centres and how they link with the better known Catapults.
Marussia, F1’s new kid on the block, has benefitted from the FIA’s levelling of the playing field and newly formed technical partnership with McLaren this season.
On the battlefield, excess weight can be a life-threatening burden. Nanotechnology and smart fabrics are helping the Armed Forces to reduce equipment weight and improve operational efficiency, says Will Stirling.
Professor Steve Evans of Cambridge University claimed that green technology will spark a “new industrial revolution” by reducing manufacturing costs.
The new £25m National Composites Centre in Bristol has signed a collaborative agreement with product lifecycle management and 3D design software firm Dassault Systèmes.
The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) announced today the first use of its multi-million pound, twin headed, robotic, Automatic Fibre Placement (AFP) machine - the first of its kind in the country.
Telford-based electronics company Wrekin Circuits is investing in new machinery to expand its production capabilities, with funds made available through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and HSBC.
Local companies are being offered a free ticket to the Global Manufacturing Festival if they bring a business from outside the Sheffield City region to the popular event.
Businesses that purchase a ticket for the convention and trade show at Sheffield City Hall on March 22 will be able to take a partn…