All Materials


Xylem chief takes over as BPMA head

Added: 4 Dec 2017

Xylem Water Solutions managing director Duncan Lewis has officially taken over as the president of …

EEF issues pre-Budget challenge to Hammond

Added: 7 Nov 2017

EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to agree a fiscal package…

Robotic arm

‘Human-robot collaboration needed to counter 0.6 million job threat’

Added: 1 Nov 2017

An estimated 0.6 million UK jobs will disappear in one industrial sector alone over the next 20 yea…

Spirax Sarco solves metal refiner's carbon efficiency challenge

Added: 31 Oct 2017

The precious metal refining industry notoriously consumes significant amounts of heat and chemicals…

Industry 4.0: the antidote to supply chain disruption

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Industry 4.0 and smart use of data is not disrupting the supply chain, says LLamasoft’s Michael Wal…

Business dissatisfaction with UK infrastructure reaches record levels

Added: 24 Oct 2017

Record numbers of UK companies are dissatisfied with the rate of improvement to the country’s infra…

BEIS secretary Clarke to headline EEF manufacturing conference

Added: 24 Oct 2017

Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been confirmed as …

EEF picks top defence and trade civil servant to succeed Scuoler

Added: 4 Sep 2017

Manufacturers’ association the EEF has appointed a top civil servant at the Department for Internat…

Laboratory contamination

Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

EngineeringUK announces new chief executive

Added: 5 Jul 2017

EngineeringUK announced today that Mark Titterington has been appointed as its new chief executive.

Sellafield nuclear facility

Process leaders demand Brexit scrutiny and safeguards after Queen's Speech

Added: 21 Jun 2017

Early responses from process industry leaders to the Queen’s Speech outlining the Government’s appr…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

More than £0.3 mill in R&D on offer to engineering innovators

Added: 30 May 2017

Seven engineering innovators will have the chance to share £350,000 of R&D support in a competition…

Research

Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

Manufacturing Barometer

Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

Polymers

Materials regulation could bring £4bn benefit to UK, says study

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Modernising composite materials regulations could bring more than £4 billion worth of benefit to th…

concrete

EPSRC invests £4.7m in self-healing materials

Added: 20 Mar 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.7 million in the dev…

Battery

Bristol uni develops nuclear battery ‘powered by waste’

Added: 30 Nov 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a nuclear-powered battery that uses nuclear w…

Tata Steel

Tata’s speciality steels business to sell for £100m

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Tata Steel has announced plans to sell its UK-based speciality steels business to Liberty House for…

MIT plastic

MIT moves closer to creating biodegradable plastics

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have determined the structure of a bact…