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Epiroc AB, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, will consolidate the manufacturing of dimension stone industry equipment to India to increase efficiency. As a result the manufacturing in Italy will be closed... Read more

METALS & MINING

A new survey published by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has said that the UK economy “limped through the final quarter of 2019” and that manufacturers had been left "listless"... Read more

Lesjöfors AB has announced it is to acquire Metrol Springs Ltd, a major manufacturer of tooling and special purpose gas springs as well as gas struts in its native UK and other global markets... Read more

Ohio-based Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a major developer of hard and super-hard materials used in a wide range of demanding applications, has completed the acquisition of AFC Hartmetall, a premium cemented carbide tool blank manufacturer... Read more

METALS & MINING

In 2020, more than 70% of manufacturers will accelerate their smart factories journey to boost revenue and productivity... Read more

AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS & AI

The UK's factory output has fallen at the fastest pace in a decade during the three months leading up to last week's general election, underlining the economic challenges facing the Boris Johnson government, which returned to power with an 80-seat... Read more

German multinational Thyssenkrupp has been in advanced stage talks with California-based Tesla over providing services to the company's first European e-vehicle manufacturing facility, according to comments made by a board member to German daily... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE & HEAVY VEHICLES

At this year's Automation Fair in Chicago, Industry Europe had the chance to sit down with Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret in a discussion which covered a range of topics including collaborations with other companies, changes in manufacturing... Read more

AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS & AI

Changes to the world of modern manufacturing are elevating industry leaders and leaving incumbents behind. Today's "smart factory" is fitted with technologies such as 3D printing and Internet of Things (IoT)-compatible machinery. The systems... Read more

US-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace has announced the acquisition of Munich-based Shift, the largest on-demand manufacturing marketplace in Europe. The acquisition will accelerate Xometry's international expansion into 12 new countries... Read more

What does a smallish Central European country have to teach the rest of the world about inclusive growth, fighting income inequality, and social cohesion, all while steering clear of protectionism and maintaining an open economy – in short... Read more

French company Arcure, a specialist in artificial intelligence (AI) applied to image processing in industry, is bolstering its roots in France by launching a new, outsourced production line, in partnership with Asteelflash. Through this partnership, Read more

On first sight, Chicago’s Pullman District may not seem like the place you might expect to find one of the United States’ most progressive factories. Passing a giant Walmart and dilapidated buildings on a once prosperous brownfield site in a... Read more

Animal skin is an excellent material, but even without the ethical concerns around killing animals for the skin, the leather tanning process causes significant chromium emissions that are damaging to the environment and human health. Synthetic... Read more

A closely watched survey of business executives conducted by Germany's Ifo Institute has provided a further sign that confidence in the German economy is improving... Read more

3D printing has been touted as being a manufacturing cure-all for a whole host of different applications. The reality is very different, but this doesn't stop the onslaught of news articles proclaiming 3D printing to be the answer. Here's a... Read more

Productivity experts Sharing in Growth (SiG) have selected Independent Forgings & Alloys (IFA), a rapidly growing Sheffield forging firm, to join their award-winning business transformation programme... Read more

The creation of more data and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies are providing huge opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity and profitability - but according to a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell, many in the sector are risking... Read more

Composite Integration, a Resin Transfer Moulding and Resin Infusion specialist, has been named Manufacturer of the Year 2019 at the Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG) Awards... Read more

A global player in the tyre, construction reinforcement and composites technologies markets, Kordsa, has teamed up with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Reinforcer Kordsa, who has invested in composite... Read more

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