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IMechE welcomes call to boost foreign engineer numbers

Added: 4 Jun 2019

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has welcomed calls by a key advisory body for employers to …

EDF Hinkley Point C nuclear power wide

Assystem launches massive UK nuclear recruitment drive as SME hires dive

Added: 4 Jun 2019

Nuclear engineering company Assystem is hiring as many as 400 people for jobs in the UK.

DigiTool’s £1.2 million to cut the cost of damaged tools and dies

Added: 4 Jun 2019

The humble die may be an often-overlooked part of the industrial production process but the wear an…

Sunderland engineers go to the heart of the ‘Sun’

Added: 27 May 2019

Nuclear engineering experts working for Assystem are designing the robotic equipment that will be r…

Manufacturer warns lack of bearing knowledge risks failures

Added: 24 May 2019

Distributor SMB Bearings has warned that too many operations are using hybrid rather than ceramic b…

Make UK urges successor to build on May's Brexit foundations

Added: 24 May 2019

Make UK CEO Stephen Phipson has reacted immediately to Theresa May’s resignation announcement by ur…

Tata Steel Scunthorpe works

Insurance experts call for settlement of British Steel claim

Added: 23 May 2019

An ongoing dispute between British Steel and top insurers could help save the troubled company if i…

Strathclyde research aims to save up to 100k tonnes of landfill waste annually

Added: 21 May 2019

New research from the University of Strathclyde has harnessed heat treatment methods to reduce wast…

North West pioneers lead launch of game-changing Made Smarter scheme

Added: 21 May 2019

Engineering firms have applauded the launch of a scheme designed to boost the north west of England…

Engineering at last gets a foot in the primary school door

Added: 21 May 2019

A decade and a half long mission to introduce engineering to primary school classrooms has come to …

Manufacturing Barometer

Two thirds of SMEs feel corporates get better deal from the system and Brexit

Added: 20 May 2019

Two out of three small to medium enterprise (SME) respondents say they feel corporate firms are bet…

National Grid

Security and cost are biggest barriers to decentralised energy, says report

Added: 15 May 2019

Reducing energy consumption is a priority for most UK businesses but fears over security and disrup…

Tata Steel Scunthorpe works

British Steel pleads for Government loan

Added: 15 May 2019

British Steel has urgently requested a Government loan of £75 million to combat the effects of Brex…

Thorite aims for a Motion Control awards hat trick and double win

Added: 13 May 2019

Thorite is aiming for a hat trick of wins in the Distributor of the Year category for the 2019 Moti…

‘Smoke alarm for the sea’ could mark an oil and gas breakthrough

Added: 13 May 2019

A revolutionary new product developed by a leading university and industry experts could provide ef…

Japan’s lithium battery pioneer nominated for award by European Patent Office

Added: 8 May 2019

Lithium-ion battery inventor Dr Akira Yoshino has been nominated as a finalist for the European Inv…

SKF celebrates centenary of the SRB, the invention that kept industry rolling

Added: 8 May 2019

Luton-based SKF UK is joining its Swedish parent company in celebrating the centenary of the invent…

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Make UK survey warns workplace absence higher in UK chemicals sector and among manual workers

Added: 8 May 2019

Sick leave increased fastest among chemical industry manual workers in the last year, revealed a su…

Cranfield and Boeing provide female engineers with a flying start

Added: 8 May 2019

Leading female engineers turned out in force to support Cranfield University’s interactive event to…

‘Enough done’ for women engineers but female numbers barely top 12% in UK

Added: 30 Apr 2019

The number of UK engineering firms who think enough has been done to encourage women into the secto…