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19th July 2019
University teams up with advanced manufacturing centre to support SMEsThe University of Central Lancashire has announced a new partnership with Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to support SME manufacturers in the region.
17th July 2019
20 million robots worldwide by 2029, with the UK playing catch upNew research estimates that 20 million robots could be in place in factories worldwide in a decade’s time, but the rate of automation in the UK is lagging behind global competitors.
12th July 2019
Most SMEs unaware of investment allowance boostThe government has introduced a temporary two-year boost to the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) tax relief scheme for new plant and machinery, but less than half of SMEs are aware of it.
10th July 2019
New manufacturing initiatives for North West universitiesSalford University has launched two new manufacturing facilities for students, while Manchester Metropolitan and Liverpool John Moores are part of a new Industry 4.0 curriculum with Siemens.
4th July 2019
National Women in Engineering Day shines spotlight on gender balanceNational Women in Engineering Day on 23 June - coinciding with the Women’s Engineering Society’s 100th anniversary - saw experts across the sector urge women to consider an engineering career.
2nd July 2019
Nearly 1,000 jobs to be created by Industry 4.0 projectLCR4.0, a landmark business support programme which helped almost 300 SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to capitalise on Industry 4.0 technologies, has been hailed for its ongoing impact.
27th June 2019
Is manufacturing worth a lot more than we think?According to national accounts, manufacturing contributes only 10% to UK GDP - but this is vastly misleading and underestimates how vital the sector is to the economy, new research says.
25th June 2019
Local Industrial Strategy gets green lightGreater Manchester has become only the second place in the country to agree a Local Industrial Strategy with government, which aims to break barriers to advanced manufacturing and digitalisation.
20th June 2019
Automotive sector feeling the Brexit biteEngine, car and commercial vehicle production fell significantly in April as factory shutdowns normally scheduled for the summer holidays were brought forward to mitigate Brexit.
18th June 2019
Engineering pay on the upAccording to a survey of over 1,500 engineers across the UK, the average salary has seen a healthy increase in the last year - although the gender pay gap remains a problem.
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