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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Hi Husna Begum Thank you for posting your question. I am sure others will be able to offer valuable advice on this important subject. We'll make sure others are aware of your question. Best regards, Daniel. Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Hi Gary Allen Yes, we have identified a company who we believe can do this. I will get them to contact you asap. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Husna Begum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Hi All, Was just after some advice on recruitment. I work for an engineering company who manufacture coils and repair and maintain motors. We have a huge skills shortage gap and as a growing business find it difficult to recruit the likes of fitters/winders/skilled candidates. Has anyone encountered this problem or could point me in the right direction of agencies/websites/organisations? Totaljobs isn't working out as the pool of candidates is not what we're after.. any advice/guidance would be much appreciated :) Thanks, Husna
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  • Gary Allen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    Does anyone know of a Company that is based in the South East who has the ability to laser cut and bend stainless steel panels 6mm thick and 3.5 meters in length?
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  • John Ransford's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    All, we have had some very good entrants to this competition and are progressing with these, thank you for your time, we have now closed this competition off. We will be posting several new competitions shortly.
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    If you are attending the EEF National Manufacturing Conference today come and say hello. The Network team are here on the 3rd floor outside the main conference room. We have a fantastic Nautilus speaker - loaned by EEF Member company Bowers & Wilkins - on display. It really is a day to celebrate everything that is great about British manufacturing. Below Network Director Jim Davison with the Nautilus speaker.
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    16-02-2018, 01:53 PM
    Hi Nigel Whittingham Interesting question and I encourage other members to offer their experience with you. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Nigel Whittingham's Avatar
    16-02-2018, 11:52 AM
    Here at Buhler Sortex, we are moving forward with new ways of working and flexible office design. This includes collocated multi-functional NPI (new product introduction) teams. It is not new and has its origins in Simultaneous or Concurrent Engineering ie. highly collaborative multi-department teams, formed for a purpose and for a period of time. Colocation (sitting together either physically of virtually) is an important feature. The objectives are perhaps obvious… improved teamwork, DFMA, right first time quality, design to cost, rapid time-to-market, etc. I would be very interested...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    15-02-2018, 01:09 PM
    An interesting article published on Daily Kanban this week compared the approaches of Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant to Tesla in relation to automation and the factories of the future debate. The article explores how Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant relies on upskilling its workforce and produces results that robots may never fully be able to replicate. It looks at where automation works well and the need for human interaction in the plant's processes. The author leaves us in no doubt that the Ford model is preferable to that of Tesla's but what do you think? Read the article here and let us...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    15-02-2018, 11:41 AM
    Hi Jane Coughlan Thank you for posting on the Network. It looks like a great event and initiative. We will publicise this more widely in our next newsletter. I encourage other Network members to get involved and contact Jane directly for more information. It's vital we link the next generation of students with the manufacturing indutsry. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Jane Coughlan's Avatar
    15-02-2018, 10:37 AM
    Hi all A great new initiative - an Industry xChange event is being held in Manchester on 12-13 April and is around the government's industrial challenges, which will be on Materials and manufacturing and technology for the future. This is a brand new programme aimed at linking postgraduate research students with industry and make them more aware of key trends in the sectors, skills required and translating research into business ideas. We are looking for representatives from Industry who would like to participate in the event and be involved in a range of activities to support the...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    15-02-2018, 10:26 AM
    Hello everyone, I wanted to share this event that may be of interest. Join us at this EEF Manufacturing Connect Event on Thursday 15th March @ Ercol Furniture. The event is focusing on navigating the uncertainty through international trade and features speakers from LLoyds Bank, UK Export & Trade and Ercol. The event also includes a factory tour so this is a great opportunity to see round this iconic furniture brand operating since 1920 and to hear from their Senior Management Team. To book a place at the event please see link below :
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    14-02-2018, 10:07 AM
    We want to highlight the fantastic work manufacturers are doing across the UK and we'd love to hear from you. Have you a video to share* which shines a spotlight on the making of your products like Arada Stoves? Take a look at a behind the scenes video of how an Arada stove is crafted. *Videos shared on the Problem-Solving Network need to be available on You Tube or Vimeo Louise Horn
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  • Kirsty Areki's Avatar
    13-02-2018, 01:11 PM
    Hi Garry Clawson The original post states 45 hours print time "Discover Bugatti Chiron Titanium brake caliper 3D printed on SLM Solutions Group AG. 40% lighter - 45 hours printing - capable of withstanding up to 125 kg per square millimeter before breaking..."
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  • Garry Clawson's Avatar
    13-02-2018, 12:36 PM
    Great addition Amy Brunsdon. Good to see this hear as it allows an easy way to reach out and ask direct questions. Thank you for doing this.
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  • Garry Clawson's Avatar
    13-02-2018, 12:34 PM
    Great find ! The detail and finish on this model is exceptional. It would be great to get a sense of the time this took to produce and also the work they are doing around tolerances. Also interested in preparation of the materials (in this case titanium). If you had shown me this video only a few years ago I would have said that we are at least 10 years away from this. It is moving very quickly.
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  • Garry Clawson's Avatar
    13-02-2018, 12:30 PM
    Great question. I am attending the event this year and I am particularly excited about the range of speakers and the opportunity for engagement within the workshops. The running format looks solid (as indicated by the event being sold out) and the exhibits look great. It will be good to see these all in a single setting coupled with the seminars. Looking forward to it !
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  • Caitlin Carpenter's Avatar
    13-02-2018, 09:20 AM
    I think the workshops are a great addition this year. A good chance for peer and expert learning/discussion. If you've downloaded the conference app, you can see who is attending and chat with those who have their chat feature turned on. http://www.manufacturingconference.co.uk/app
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 04:46 PM
    Hello, I know lots of you are interested in the automotive industry so I wanted to share this fantastic example of pushing 3D printing to its limits by Bugatti, who has printed the industry’s first fully-functioning brake caliper. You can watch the caliper being printed below. The caliper is also the world’s largest 3D-printed functional titanium component, as well as the automotive industry’s largest caliper. Bugatti said the eight-piston monobloc brake caliper is stronger and about 40% lighter than the aluminium brake calipers used on its newest car, the 1,500-horsepower Chiron. ...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    10-02-2018, 12:10 PM
    I look forward to meeting you there Luke Parker & encourage others to share their reasons for attending. Best regards, Daniel. Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
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  • Luke Parker's Avatar
    10-02-2018, 11:45 AM
    We're attending the EEF National Manufacturing Conference for this first time. I'd be extremely interested to here from other attendees what they hope to gain from the conference from a manufacturing perspective? Do you have a main aim or a specific reason for attending? Look forward to hearing your views and I hope that you enjoy the event! BR Luke Parker / https://acres.engineering/
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    09-02-2018, 09:49 AM
    We are pleased to be launching a new feature on the Network on Monday 12th February. We are adding a Member List so that you are able to more clearly see who is registered on the Network. The Member List shows a user’s name, company, job title and company expertise. More details on where to find the Member List can be seen below. We have introduced this feature as direct feedback from community members who were interested in having an easy way of seeing who is registered on the network. The Member List will be visible on the network for EEF members, EEF staff and Subject Matter...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 02:21 PM
    Thanks Andy Mayer for your questions for Liam & Jeremy.If you're not attending the National Manufacturing Conference we will be posting the recording from their sessions on the network. Amy
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  • Andy Mayer's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 02:07 PM
    Liam: The USA is the single largest export market for UK Chemicals (after the EU, but larger than any individual member state). They have raised concerns about the EU Chemical regulation REACH as a barrier to trade. The EU conversely sees the UK staying within or aligned to REACH as essential for transition and the easiest model for a future EU deal. How do you intend to square this circle in the new UK approach? Jeremy: Despite deep differences of approach with the Government on Brexit and the economy, are there areas of common ground that will reassure business about Labour's approach?
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 11:37 AM
    I thought I'd share an interesting news item on Boeing's new facility in Sheffield which is due to open this year. According to James Needham, senior operations manager for Boeing Sheffield, the facility will be a smart factory and will take advantage of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is situated in the same business park as the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. For more on this story read here
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 10:51 AM
    Yesterday's launch of Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket - the Falcon Heavy - is every engineer's dream. To push the boundaries of human endeavour and to realise one's vision is the crux of what great engineering is about. The rocket is twice as powerful as the rockets that took humans to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s and is capable of lifting 5 London double-decker buses into space. Tell us about great engineering projects that are taking place here in the UK today. What in your opinion is something with the wow factor? Every day across the UK engineers with incredible vision are making a...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    07-02-2018, 06:08 PM
    Hi Tony McKee That's great news & please do share with the Network if they can help you. Best regards, Daniel Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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