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Manufacturing spectacular returning this April

Manufacturing spectacular returning this April
Taking place again at Birmingham’s NEC  (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, alongside MACH 2018 will be the biennial co-located events; Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-TechExhibitions. However a new addition to the co-location of DFA events for 2018, is the inaugural Smart Industry Expo.
14th February 2018

Engineering the future

Engineering the future
The online visitor registration is now officially open for Subcon, the defining event in the manufacturing supply chain calendar, which takes place 5th-7th June 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. More than 4,500 visitors from aerospace, automotive, defence, electronics, energy, materials, oil and gas and rail sectors will attend Subcon this year to do business with over 400 exhibitors.
8th February 2018

Smart Industry Expo 2018 gears up for the 4IR revolution

Smart Industry Expo 2018 gears up for the 4IR revolution
Industry 4.0 and The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), presents huge opportunities for British manufacturing over the next decade, and the inaugural Smart Industry Expo 2018, taking place on 10th -12th April 2018, will leave visitors in no doubt that the 'smartening' process of industry and manufacturing is going to change the face of global industry forever.
2nd February 2018


Plant & Asset Management extravaganza set for NEC

Plant & Asset Management extravaganza set for NEC
  Once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, the biennial co-located events; Plant & Asset Management, Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, and Air-Tech Exhibitions will be alongside MACH 2018.
2nd February 2018

Risk-awareness does not suffice in the digital shadow world

Risk-awareness does not suffice in the digital shadow world
With the upcoming event METAV 2018 on the horizon, the organisers here give some tips on cyber-security. “There is strong shadow where there is much light.” This well-known quote from Goethe also applies to the digital transformation: not only does data communication benefit the company concerned, it also lures the data thief. The “risks of the digital shadow world” will be illuminated by VDMA security expert Steffen Zimmermann, who recommends visiting the Industry 4.0 Theme Park at the METAV 2018.
31st January 2018

Taking a look at the circular economy and motor repair industry

Taking a look at the circular economy and motor repair industry
Did you know, the average European uses 16 tonnes of resources a year, and only 40% of that is recycled? This is clearly not sustainable, so the idea of the Circular Economy was born to help us to move away from this situation. Dr Hugh Falkner looks into how the repair industry is central to the Circular Economy.
29th January 2018

Helical Technology nominated for European award

Helical Technology nominated for European award
Automotive company Helical Technology is celebrating after being shortlisted in the prestigious European Business Awards – and has been named in its ‘Ones to Watch’ list. The independent, family-owned business based in the North West has been shortlisted in the UK category for 'Business of the Year with Turnover €26m-€150m' and has also been named in the ‘Ones to Watch’ list which sets a benchmark of success for the European business community.
22nd January 2018

The quantum leap with EMF Motor

The quantum leap with EMF Motor
Cast your mind back 20 years ago, an engineer co-developed a new concept of electric motor, which was supposed to be far superior to the traditional motor. The synchronous torque motor should achieve a much higher torque at low speeds and therefore be more efficient than traditional motors.
19th January 2018

IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry

IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry
Creating persistent AR scenes with live data, schematics, forms and videos within minutes of installation is all possible now thanks to the new off-the-shelf app, for industrial users. iQagent, the app creator for industrial applications, announced the release of iQagent AR for IOS on the App Store. iQagent AR is the next evolution of the award-winning app iQagent, first released in 2012.
19th January 2018

Water company aid fuel operational savings for MRH

Water company aid fuel operational savings for MRH
The UK’s largest independent petrol station and forecourt retail company, MRH, has signed a three-year deal with national water retailer Wave to supply water and wastewater services which will deliver cost savings of least £67,000. The company owns more than 489 sites in England and Scotland, most of which are branded Esso, BP or Shell.
18th January 2018

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as a dark cloud looms

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as a dark cloud looms
After needing a recovery period last quarter, the UK manufacturing sector is building back up and has posted another solid performance across key financial indicators, as sales rose 3.94% and active companies increased by 16.66% year-on-year, according to new figures from the Creditsafe Watchdog Report. Growth was overshadowed by a 260.24% increase in bad debt owed to companies in Q4 compared to Q3, and an 8.67% rise in CCJs (County Court Judgments) over the same period.
17th January 2018

Advice given to help firms with apprenticeship levy

Advice given to help firms with apprenticeship levy
To make the apprenticeship levy work for them, firms should get expert help says training specialist Develop Training. Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training Ltd (DTL), was commenting as a government inquiry prepares to hear views about the levy introduced in April last year. Many of those views are likely to be critical with some businesses complaining about red tape and branding the initiative a tax.
15th January 2018

UK manufacturing industry - where are the girls at?

UK manufacturing industry - where are the girls at?
An Inclusivity campaign is being launched by manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire. The campaign is backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, Parliamentary Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Business and for Women, and will be officially launched on 22nd January at Manor Grove in Handsworth, Birmingham.
12th January 2018

Driving engagement for engineering and construction sectors

Driving engagement for engineering and construction sectors
A new intelligence-led B2B marketing agency can now help engineering and construction firms, as it leverages the power of data to create targeted, bespoke marketing campaigns that drive engagement and deliver true return on investment. Transmission has been launched to provide the engineering sector with accessible and highly sophisticated B2B marketing solutions, designed to support the creation of quality sales leads.
12th January 2018

Roadchef save by making the switch with water supplier

Roadchef save by making the switch with water supplier
Switching water and wastewater supply for all 27 of its sites in England, Roadchef has turned to Wave after it achieved efficiency savings of more than £90,000 across its three Scottish sites in just three years. A new three-year contract with Wave consolidates all 30 of Roadchef’s sites in England and Scotland under a single deal for all water and wastewater services, including monthly meter reads.
11th January 2018

Inclusivity for UK manufacturing

Inclusivity for UK manufacturing
Manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, is launching an Inclusivity campaign, backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, Parliamentary Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Business and for Women. The campaign will be officially launched on 22nd January, at Manor Grove in Handsworth, Birmingham.
21st December 2017

Smart technologies and clever engineering aids harsh environments

Smart technologies and clever engineering aids harsh environments
The possibility of using the some of the world’s harshest landscapes to produce food, fresh water and clean energy is definitely possible and is proven with the recent opening of the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) launch station outside Aqaba, the Jordan port city. Last month, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended the ceremony to mark the official opening of the SFP which began in 2012 and is part funded by the EU and the Norwegian government.
13th December 2017

Are businesses really ready for Industry 4.0?

Are businesses really ready for Industry 4.0?
A collaborative research project between Crimson & Co, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and Pinsent Masons, has urged that most businesses still need to undertake work around business strategy, technological investment and digital culture and skills, in order for them to be IoT-ready.
20th November 2017

From producers to consumers: looking at energy for today and tomorrow

From producers to consumers: looking at energy for today and tomorrow
The types of challenge that Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG has to address again and again as a manufacturer of high quality heavy current measurement technology include; energy transition, climate change, renewable or alternative energies, decentralised energy feeding, reduction of CO2 emissions, energy saving and smart cities.
9th November 2017

It's plastic and it's fantastic!

It's plastic and it's fantastic!
You know that material plastic? It’s fantastic… in terms of design that is. It is cheap, durable and light - it is the doyen of packaging, the king of all our white goods and the magic ingredient in everything from shampoo to cosmetics. Guest piece written by Terry O’Reilly, Manager, NT CADCAM.
8th November 2017


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Industry 4.0 Summit 2018
28th February 2018
United Kingdom Manchester
Factories of the Future Expo 2018
28th February 2018
United Kingdom Manchester
MACH 2018
9th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Drives & Controls 2018
10th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Engineering Design Show 2018
17th October 2018
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry