NEW ‘performers’ join BOFA’s award-winning cast

BOFA, the award-winning global market leader in fume extraction solutions for manufacturing has introduced two new ‘performers’ to its comprehensive range of units for the laser, electronics and printing industries, featuring the revolutionary iQ operating system. Read more...


MIETrak MRP Software helps Metal Assemblies Ltd strengthen their already prominent position in the Automotive Manufacturing sector.

MIETrak MRP software from MIE Solutions has been firmly established with Metal Assemblies Ltd for a number of years, helping them to develop their manufacturing processes and highlight their commitment to quality and performance. Read more


Making 3D printing plug and play

British engineering company Renishaw has obtained a compliance certificate from TÜV SÜD for its AM250 laser melting machine. The achievement is the latest in a long line of initiatives from Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products division. It is intended to help 3D printing evolve from being considered an emerging technology, reserved for design and testing, into a mainstream manufacturing tool. Read more

HepcoMotion® Linear Actuators Boost Safety at Packaging Plant

Scunthorpe-based flexible packaging manufacturer, Mondi Scunthorpe, is adopting PSD screw-driven linear actuators from HepcoMotion® to facilitate a widescale safety guarding project on critical machine applications. Two machines are already complete with others in progress.  Read more

Record number of small manufacturers plan to create new jobs

Record numbers of English small manufacturers are looking to take on staff as recruitment confidence hits a three-year high.

More than half of firms (54%) questioned by the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s Barometer are looking to create new jobs, marking a 14% increase on the same period last year. This is the highest level of confidence in staff recruitment seen in the history of the report. Read more

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