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    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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    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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    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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    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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    02-02-2018, 01:53 PM
    Hello everyone, Happy Friday! I just wanted to share this event that I thought lots of you would be interested in, giving recent conversations on the network. The event is being hosted at the EEF Technology Hub and offers you the chance to learn more about state of the art robotics and factory automation. EEF Engineering Exchange has been set up to specifically support manufacturing and engineering organisations in the Midlands. The exchange provides an opportunity for businesses to utilise the state of the art facilities at the EEF Technology Hub, which include:
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    30-01-2018, 03:55 PM
    Hi, Garry Clawson thanks for posting about this. It's such a topical issue! I'm sure other network members have some great examples of how they may have reduced packaing within their on comapny. On a related note, I thought it was fantastic to see that MPs, from seven political parties, have written to Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Budgens and Marks & Spencer urging them to scrap plastic packaging. More info here. As a consumer I sometimes feel powerless with reducing my own waste, I recycle as much as I can and try and avoid products with excess pacakaing...
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    30-01-2018, 03:43 PM
    Hi Garry Clawson great videos, thanks for sharing! I learnt a lot from watching them. I encourage others to share their experiences of deploying chaku-chaku type cells, I would love to know how they have used them in their company. Amy
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    30-01-2018, 03:27 PM
    Hello everyone, As part of our plans for the Inside Track Board, we are excited to announce that we will be running a series of interviews throughout the year. We want these interviews to highlight leading figures within the UK manufacturing sector and their key achievements and innovations. Our first interview is with @Laura McBrown, the Managing Director of G&B Electronics, a contract electronics manufacturer based in Bordon. Laura has won a host of manufacturing awards and has been responsible for transforming her family business. Look out for the full interview on the Inside Track...
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    25-01-2018, 04:31 PM
    Jane High & Nick Bion are you going to the gala dinner following your award win? Perhaps you could share your highlights of the event afterwards? Amy
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    12-01-2018, 04:28 PM
    Hello everyone. To finish off the week I wanted to share a light-hearted piece of news! A new character is joining the Mr Men and Little Miss series - a female engineer. Little Miss Inventor has been created as a "positive role model" for girls, its author and illustrator Adam Hargreaves said.She will be the 36th Little Miss character and joins the likes of Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Magic. The character, with pencils and a spanner in her hair, is described as "intelligent, ingenious and inventive".
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    12-01-2018, 08:49 AM
    Amy Brunsdon replied to a post CES 2018 in News & Views
    Hi Garry Clawson, I love following the CES announcements! I've always wanted to go to the show and have previously worked on lots of clients who have been at the show such as Sonos. Most of the coverage around the show seems to focus on the robots that were unveiled. There's a great peiece on the BBC about this see here. My favourite robot on show was the Aflac duck (not strictly manuafcturing related) Aflac is a smart toy to help comfort kids facing cancer. The toy has sensors that react to touch, and RFID tags that help children express their emotions, feel calm during chemotherapy...
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    02-01-2018, 09:29 AM
    Hi Jane High, Happy New Year. Thanks for submitting you question for Stephen. I encourage others to share their questions ahead of the live Q&A on Thursday, January 18th between 15.30 and 16.30. Amy
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