Manufacturing – Clever Machinery https://clevermachinery.com Industrial & Manufacturing intelligence news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 134434637 AMRC Castings unveil largest ceramic shell titanium casting created in Europe https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/amrc-castings-unveil-largest-ceramic-shell-titanium-casting-created-europe/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:33:08 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2324 The Castings Group of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has unveiled the largest ceramic shell titanium casting ever created from a single pour in Europe. The casting is a milestone test piece and will become a showcase for development of the AMRC’s titanium casting facility which became operational earlier this year. The large-scale, near

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A cut above the rest: the western world’s oldest scissor manufacturer develops sharp new generation of blades after teaming up with AMRC https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/cut-rest-western-worlds-oldest-scissor-manufacturer-develops-sharp-new-generation-blades-teaming-amrc/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:32:26 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2325 William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd, the family owned scissor manufacturer which has been in operation in Sheffield since 1760, has recently teamed up with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Design and Prototyping Group (DPG) to create an innovative new state-of-the-art design for their hand-crafted EXO range of scissors. William Whiteley’s, the oldest documented scissor

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Optimas reduces component obsolescence for premium automotive prototypes https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/optimas-reduces-component-obsolescence-premium-automotive-prototypes/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:45:50 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2267 Streamlining the controlled build engagement process as an automotive manufacturer can bring a host of benefits, offering increased research and development speed and a reduced bill of materials. Businesses such as Optimas have built a reputation in such work, offering expertise during the capital intensive controlled build engagement process, to enable a unified and efficient

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Predictive maintenance across the globe https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/predictive-maintenance-across-globe/ Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:28:56 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2258 Each team competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship travels around 160,000 kilometres a year between races. Transporting the cars and several tonnes of equipment around the world is a logistically challenging feat. Here, Rob Holloway, supplier relationship manager at obsolete equipment supplier, EU Automation, discusses how developments in logistics has improved the speed at

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Market launch: new filling and closing machine AFG 5000 from Bosch https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/market-launch-new-filling-closing-machine-afg-5000-bosch/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:40:25 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2235 As part of an exclusive machine presentation in Crailsheim from September 18 through 29, 2017, Bosch Packaging Technology introduced the latest addition to its AFG series. The filling and closing machine for pharmaceutical powders in glass vials offers manufacturers a wide range of options. “During development, our main focus was on flexibility,” explains Dieter Bandtel,

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A pioneering partnership: Management focused degree level apprenticeships with the AMRC https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/pioneering-partnership-management-focused-degree-level-apprenticeships-amrc/ Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:42:29 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2228 The University of Sheffield’s Management School (SUMS) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Training Centre has announced a pioneering new education route to study degree led apprenticeships. The collaborative partnership between the AMRC Training Centre and SUMS will create a world leading advanced management learning offering for SMEs, world-leading organisations and their supply chains.

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Injection moulding by collaborative robot arms https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/injection-moulding-collaborative-robot-arms/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:11:00 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2205 Rapid and accurate handling of injection moulds for prototyping and short-run manufacturing relieve injection-moulding machinery operators from physically demanding, repetitive work and eliminate the risk of injuries. Universal Robots (UR) can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection moulding applications. They are able to run most applications autonomously, allowing your

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Apprentice of the Year returns from USA trip of a lifetime https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/apprentice-year-returns-usa-trip-lifetime/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:27:10 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2175 A female engineer from Chesterfield, named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre’s annual awards earlier this year, won the opportunity to visit the global aircraft giant Boeing in the USA this summer. Leigh Worsdale, 18, an apprentice at auto-machine manufacturer Foxwood Diesel, has enjoyed a

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Boeing begins construction on its first European production facility in Sheffield https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/boeing-begins-construction-first-european-production-facility-sheffield/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:11:07 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2163 Ceremonial ground-breaking event held at the site of Boeing Sheffield, which will be built alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ‘Boeing Sheffield’ is the company’s first production facility in Europe Boeing chose Sheffield based on its longstanding partnership with the AMRC and because of its partnership opportunities,

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Model railway kit manufacturer installs economical cleaning system https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/model-railway-kit-manufacturer-installs-economical-cleaning-system/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:52:05 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2160 Effective removal of swarf from narrow, blind holes A low-cost, aqueous spray wash machine from Turbex is proving ideal for cleaning components manufactured by model railway kit manufacturer, Slaters Plastikard, Matlock. The firm is the second-largest in its sector in the UK and produces the biggest range of model railway wheels in the world. A

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