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North East gets manufacturing and engineering event

Findlay Media – which publishes Plant Engineer, Works Management, Eureka, FAST, Machinery and New Electronics – is launching Manufacturing & Engineering North East (MENE).

Aimed at manufacturing and engineering professionals in the North East, it is being presented as a completely new type of event, with support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), North East LEP, Gateshead & ...
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Managers turning to the belief that maintenance may be non-core need to consider the implications of that notion before they outsource key engineering functions.

Good ergonomics is good economics

Ergonomics – ensuring a good fit between people and their working environments – can help cut absenteeism, raise quality, boost productivity and reduce costs. Ian Vallely looks at the potentially profound impact of ergonomic design on a ...

You can profit from a focus on returns

Ian Roper, supply chain solutions divisional director, Access Group

The BFA leadership play-hut, hut

The man in charge at Britain's Best Factory didn't study at Harvard. He has no long list of post-nominals. In fact Rob Love, a time-served apprentice, doesn't hold a single A-level. Yet, by being out there on the factory floor, Love boasts ...

Stepping up to the Mark

Manufacturers say the job market is saturated with a generation of the illiterate and unemployable. So what's Mark Prisk, the man behind future industry policy, going to do about it? The WM Leaders Forum – our think-tank for the sector – ...
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American idol

The UK has long been a follower of US fashion. Bob Davis of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence tells Max Gosney about the latest manufacturing trends heading our way across the Atlantic

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Precise savings from bearing improvements

Leicester-based high precision machining firm AETC has cut maintenance costs by several thousand pounds, just by correctly specifying and fitting machine bearings.

Dawnfresh nets the benefits of new maintenance software

Dawnfresh Seafoods has installed a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage engineering maintenance at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Handheld terminal wins design award

Casio Computer Co. has announced that the DT-X7 handheld terminal - intended for users in retail, transportation, logistics and other industries - has been recognised with the iF product design award 2008, one of the worlds leading industrial design honours.