#Manufacturing

New £10k grant celebrates female-founded or led engineering organisations

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To celebrate this years International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, London-based manufacturing specialist Get It Made have unveiled a £10k grant for female-founded or led engineering organisations. Today only 12% of the engineering industry, and 25% of the manufacturing industry are women. In a bid to...

Sweden in race to turn steel green

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Northern Sweden is seeing a race between two steel giants as they race to turn the technology green. H2 Green Steel has revealed plans for a €2.5 billion hydrogen-powered steel plant in Boden, Sweden. The firm is racing again steel giant Hybrit who is testing similar hydrogen steel...

This Hawaiian island has demonstrated it can run on 100% renewable energy

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The Hawaiian 'garden island' of Kauai managed to hit 32 hours of 100% renewable energy over the last month. With a population of 70,000, Kauai hosts a mixed renewable energy portfolio. The island mixes both distributed and utility-scale solar panels, a state of the art biomass plant...

MakeUK ‘Makers Meet’ brings Manufacturing into the twenty first century.

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MakeUK, the largest trade body for manufacturing in the UK, has announced its first major event aimed at 16-to-24 year-olds. Makers Meet will take place in Birmingham on October 12 and is about all things Manufacturing. The event main goal is to attract more young joiners into the...

What the Remnants of Britain’s button industry teach us about the future of manufacturing

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Many British towns and cities grew up around manufacturing. The north of England was once the production centre of the world during the industrial revolution. While manufacturing remained important to many cities until the 1970s, it has since been in prolonged decline. The government wants to reinvigorate the...

EEF Annual photography competition celebrates British manufacturing with £5,000 prize pot

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Photographers of all experience levels are being asked to get snappy and have fun. The EEF Photography Competition, now in its 8th year, is asking photographers to submit images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing. From investing in the future through apprenticeships to proudly standing at the...