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FDF Cooking up plans for a succesful year

9th January 2015

  The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reaffirmed its mission to strengthen its industrial partnership with government to deliver long-term, sustainable growth in the UK's largest manuf...

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Back to the Future: Nike's great 'feet' in Manufacturing

9th January 2015

Released in 1989, the time-travelling classic 'Back to the Future Part II' was partly remembered for Nike's interpretation of a then futuristic 2015 trainer. The illuminated self-tying shoe was ...

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BMW triples UK apprentice intake!

8th January 2015

Car manufacturing giant BMW is looking to increase its apprenticeship intake by more than a third across its BMW and Mini UK production network and retailer operations.  The Mini plant in Oxfo...

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A Robot could clean your house sooner than you think!

8th January 2015

British engineering company Dyson has announced its first robot vacuum cleaner at an event in Tokyo. The Dyson 360 Eye joins a crowded market - Hoover, iRobot, Samsung, Neato and Vileda are am...

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If Cavemen had CAD Design...

8th January 2015

Today's houses exist largely to insulate us from the natural world, but there was a time when our dwellings were closely tied to the elements. We settled on terrain that protected us...

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Health and Safety Leaders: STOP BLAMING US!

8th January 2015

  The Health and Safety Executive wants businesses that provide customer service to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions. The regulator l...

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[Reblog] Man vs. machine: Keeping your employees safe when working alongside Robots

7th January 2015

In 2015 intelligent robots are going to play a major role in manufacturing. Robots are becoming increasingly ever present on manu...

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The Cornish Pastys are safe! EU dismisses TTIP Agreement reports

7th January 2015

The European Commission and Defra have dismissed reports that protection for EU products such as Cornish pasties could be weakened under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnershi...

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7 Lean Manufacturing Lessons from a Shingo Prize Winner

7th January 2015

    When it comes to management systems and continuous improvement programs, Lean Manufacturing is one of the most widely used today. In fact, our 2013 Manufacturing Operations Managem...

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Food Manufacturing: Cornish Pasty under threat...

6th January 2015

  Cornish pasties are said to be 'under threat' from a proposed transatlantic deal that could see the traditional snack lose its legal protection. It is claimed that the proposed free tra...

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110k New Jobs expected for Greater Manchester

6th January 2015

A thriving Greater Manchester is expected to create 110,000 new jobs over the next decade. That's according to an economic forecast by analysts from Oxford Economics for city centre-based think t...

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£35 MILLION worth of Jaguar Cars stranded in the sea...

6th January 2015

A tug boat pushes against the car carrier Hoegh Osaka after she became stranded on Bramble Bank, in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight A cargo ship stranded off the south co...

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[VIDEO] 3D Printing Pens

6th January 2015

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Manufacturing needs stability to build on last year's success

6th January 2015

Early January is a good a time for sober reflection. The countdown to a politically electrifying election has begun and in many respects it will be a plebiscite, with the defining issue being the...

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Boost for offshore wind sector

6th January 2015

Boost for offshore wind sector Manufacturers looking to take advantage of the growth in the offshore wind market have received a £7 million windfall of business support and capital funding....

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