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  • 21st January 2019

    Could 2019 be 3D printing’s year?

    Deloitte’s annual predictions for major technology trends suggest that 3D printing industry is on the cusp of a “plateau of productivity” and is set to grow by more than 10% this year.
  • 17th December 2018

    Manchester manufacturer celebrates export business boost

    M&I Materials, a global leader in commercialising materials for demanding applications, has opened a new manufacturing line in Manchester with help from the Greater Manchester Export Fund.
  • 17th December 2018

    Aerospace industry gets funding boost

    On the first anniversary of the government’s Industrial Strategy, ministers launched a £125 million funding pot to support the manufacturing of ‘Future Flight’ materials and technologies.
  • 10th December 2018

    Manchester to host 2019 Robotics and AI industry showcase

    Innovate UK is hosting the UK’s first industry-focused event aimed at accelerating the adoption of robotics and AI technologies in Manchester on 12 March 2019.
  • 6th December 2018

    Polystyrene converter wins double at Made in Bury Awards

    Molygran, a specialist in expanded polystyrene and polyethylene foam solutions for packaging, display and merchandising, scooped both the Manufacturing and Environmental Impact awards.
  • 5th December 2018

    Manchester scientists create graphene-enhanced natural fibres

    A breakthrough at the University of Manchester could lead to the manufacture of high-performance and environmentally-friendly natural fibre composites that could outcompete synthetic materials.
  • 5th December 2018

    Huge support for action on ‘shoddy’ products and packaging

    Researchers have admitted surprise at the ‘overwhelming’ level of public support for government action on inefficient and unsustainable material use in products and packaging.
  • 30th November 2018

    Lancs firm wins national export award

    Blackburn textiles supplier, Vision Support Services, has been named Exporter of the Year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, thanks in part to its sustainable manufacturing commitments.
  • 27th November 2018

    Failure to prioritise resource efficiency costing billions

    New research shows that manufacturers could improve non-labour resource productivity and cut costs without significant investment, but many are failing to grasp the opportunity.
  • 26th November 2018

    Only a third of manufacturers have a workforce plan

    New research from EEF shows that many companies still have a way to go to prepare for the workforce challenges on the horizon from the new technology-driven industrial revolution.

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