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Mills CNC Magazine 

23 Mar 17

Insightful stuffEvery six months we publish the latest edition of our popular customer magazine – Mills Insight.


Business
Never thought you could access Private Investment? 

23 Mar 17

You’d be surprisedFollowing on from our successful grants and RD Tax Credits claims, we frequently get asked about alternative funding options by our clients.


Business
Never thought you could access Private Investment? 

23 Mar 17

You’d be surprised Following on from our successful grants and RD Tax Credits
claims, we frequently get asked about alternative funding options by our
clients.


Business
10 BENEFITS OF THE RENTAL OPTION FOR END USERS 

23 Mar 17

Carrier Rental Systems UK, Who like ourselves are also part of the UTC group of companies, feature in the latest issue of ACR Journal.


Business
Increased Electricity Distribution (DUOS) Charges For Manufacturers 

22 Mar 17

Increased Electricity Distribution (DUOS) Charges For ManufacturersOfgem
has announced that from 1st
April 2018 the way Distribution Use Of System (DUOS) charges are levied and
calculated will change.


Business
Dura & Lander Automotive 

22 Mar 17

Dura Lander met to discuss beast practice in the world of Tier 1 automotive.


Business
Dura shares best practice with Quarriers 

22 Mar 17

Dura Automotive met with a none profit organisation based in Scotland called Quarriers.


Business
SharpView solution secures London water supply 

22 Mar 17

The integrity of the fresh water supply to London has been stepped up with an array of cameras, high security fencing, vibration sensors and razor wire.


Business
Fun netball fundraiser is a winner! 

22 Mar 17

Last week, Jonathan Lee team members continued in its time honoured tradition of partaking in a charity fundraising netball match in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge.


Business
The 3D printing hobbyist: Additive manufacturing expert of the future 

22 Mar 17

The meaning of ‘industry 4.0’ can vary from business to business and from one industry to another.


Business
New Health And Safety Fines Act As A Stark Warning To Midlands Businesses 

22 Mar 17

Businesses in the West Midlands are being urged to conduct regular reviews of their health and safety policies in light of high profile cases that have seen organisations fined millions of pounds.


Business
Recent Fines Prompt Review of Health & Safety Policies 

22 Mar 17

Businesses in the West Midlands are being urged to conduct regular reviews of their health and safety policies in light of high profile cases that have seen organisations fined millions of pounds.


Business
Mechatronic Apprenticeship Scheme 

22 Mar 17

Mechatronic apprenticeship scheme welcomes Jamie to the Sales Department for 6 months.


Business
Fully Funded Bite-Sized training courses from the Black Country Skills Factory 

21 Mar 17

The Black Country Skills Factory recently launched it’s first phase of fully funded bite-sized courses for your employees and they’re filling up fast! The courses will be delivered by our ‘best practice’ local providers and are aimed at …


Business
DURA and ZF to share best practice in Manufacturing Operations 

21 Mar 17

Dura and ZF have agreed to promote best practice in manufacturing operations.


Business
Filtermist’s extraction experts discuss dust 

21 Mar 17

Dust particles generated in a wide range of manufacturing and production
processes pose a significant hazard to health.


Business
WMG and NatWest to host innovation-themed manufacturing event 

20 Mar 17

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has teamed up
with its business partner, NatWest, to host a special manufacturing event at
the bank’s prestigious Manufacturing Hub located at Wolverhampton Business Park
on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 11…


Business
Aston University leads the way in degree apprenticeships 

20 Mar 17

Aston University identified as a leader in degree apprenticeshipsAston University first in country to offer degree apprenticeship programmesFirst degree apprentices will graduate from Aston University in July 2017Aston University has been …


Business
ETG signs deal with Mastercam and Cimco to boost ‘total customer solution’ offer 

17 Mar 17

A leading independent machine tools and allied equipment supplier has strengthened its commitment to offering a ‘total customer solution’ by announcing a new distribution agreement.


Business
Doosan Lynx 220 lathes with Y-axes: In-stock NOW 

17 Mar 17

When you’re competing for new machining contracts…or trying to keep hold of existing ones – you know that you’ll be facing stiff competition from home and abroad.


Business
ActOn Finishing partnerships with The MTC to develop mass finishing processes for additive manufactured parts 

17 Mar 17

ActOn Finishing is proud to announce that theycan now assist companies from the additive manufacturing industry to surface finish additive manufactured (AM) parts through high energy technology.


Business
Did you know that Watkins Hire has the UK’s largest range of specialist dehumidification rental products 

17 Mar 17

Watkins Hire Ltd has recently invested in the latest technology available in desiccant dehumidifiers for the temperature control rental market.


Business
Filtermist supports Telford teenager with Tokyo 2020 dreams 

16 Mar 17

Telford based oil mist filters manufacturer Filtermist
is delighted to announce that it is supporting local BMX champion Callum
Edwards in his efforts to reach the Tokyo 2020
Olympic Games.


Business
Manufacturing Conference 2017 Wednesday 22nd March at 9:00 am – 2:30 pm 

16 Mar 17

Manufacturing Conference on Wednesday 22 March 20179:30am to 2:30pmDid you know, by 2020, there’ll be a shortfall of 200,000 qualified engineers in the UK?In response to this, at the University of Wolverhampton, we have invested £10 million…


Business
DURA to enter TMMX 2017 

16 Mar 17

We are in…


Business
An illustrious past – an exciting future 

16 Mar 17

Mills CNC HistoryMills CNC, first established in 1974 was, at that time, located in Norwich.


Business
Sales doesn’t have to be a ‘dirty word’ according to West Midlands manufacturing chief 

15 Mar 17

A lack of expert sales people coming through the ranks is the biggest problem facing West Midlands manufacturers according to the boss of PP Control & Automation.


Business
How to find the perfect Technical Translation partner 

15 Mar 17

Technical translationsare really not a job for an in-house bilingual employee.


Business
Skills Factory launch of bite sized courses 

15 Mar 17

The Black Country Skills
Factory has secured new funding for employer upskilling and are pleased to
announce the launch of our 1st phase of new fully funded bite sized training
courses for your employees These courses will be delivered by …


Business
Chemique Adhesives sticks with Aldridge as production expands 

15 Mar 17

Chemique Adhesives, manufacturer of industrial adhesives has expanded into a dedicated production facility in Aldridge with legal support on both the lease and planning issues being handled by FBC Manby Bowdler.


Business
Torus host excellent breakfast event in stunning facility 

14 Mar 17

Suppliers of automated measurement and testing machinery, Torus Technology Group hosted the latest sell-out Made in the Midlands breakfast networking event at their premises in Telford, Shropshire.


Business
Fences for London Zoo sleeping lions 

14 Mar 17

A sleepover with lions is the hottest ticket in the capital, asZSL London Zoo’sLand of the Lionsopened its doors last year for its overnight Gir Lion Lodge Experience – running six nights a week all year.


Business
Aston University Knowledge Transfer Showcase 2017 

14 Mar 17

Aston University Research and Enterprise Office is holding an exhibition and networking event featuring a poster competition and showcase of our Innovate UK sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and Collaborative R D (CRD) projects…


Business
Key points in the Lloyds Bank Automotive Report: 2017 

14 Mar 17

Made in the Midlands Patrons, Lloyds Bank have conducted their third annual survey of the UK automotive manufacturing sector, part of a series of reports that look to examine the main opportunities and issues affecting Britain’s key industries…


Business
Manufacturers react to Hammond’s pledge of £392m to Midlands Engine 

14 Mar 17

Midland manufacturers have continued to react to Philip Hammond’s recent pledge of £392m to the Midlands Engine Strategy from the Local Growth Fund.


Business
Another Successful Project 

14 Mar 17

Another successful project to be delivered this week by the
Mechatronic team! 3 off robot line with rotary table assembly and box infeed
conveyors.


Business
Two New Battery Change Units Completed 

14 Mar 17

Acres complete the manufacture and assembly of two new forklift truck battery changing units destined for Europe.


Business
Watkins Hire Ltd are proud to support deserving causes and educational resources 

14 Mar 17

The London Museum of Water and Steam is housed in the former Kew Bridge Waterworks of the Grand Junction and later the Metropolitan Water Board which is the oldest and most complete clean water pumping station in the world.


Business
Mills CNC 

13 Mar 17

“Great CNC Machines require great service and we pride ourselves on great service at Mills CNC”http://buff.


Business
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Launches New Camera-Based Portable CMM 

13 Mar 17

AICON MoveInspect
XR8 Accelerates Inspection, Tracking and Positioning Applications in Industrial
Environments Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has today released
a new camera-based portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for highly


Business
“Lathes at the heart of glass” 

10 Mar 17

Despite
the continuing rise of alternative and competitive packaging materials, most
notably plastic, consumer preference for pure, aesthetically-pleasing,
environmentally-friendly and sustainable food, beverage, pharmaceutical,
cosmetics …


Business
Businesses warned Budget spend alone won’t bridge technology skills gap 

9 Mar 17

Specialist in manufacturing and engineering recruitment, Jonathan Lee Recruitment welcomes the Budget announcement of extra investment in developing technical and technology skills in the future, but warns it is not a silver bullet to bridge…


Business
Birmingham’s Eastside wins a National Award 

9 Mar 17

A pioneering vision to transform the Eastside of Birmingham into a creative and cultural hub has been recognised with a major award.


Business
University launches new apprenticeship scheme with automotive finance company 

9 Mar 17

Birmingham City University is to announce a new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme this week, with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Ltd currently recruiting apprentices to join the course in September.


Business
We’re recruiting: Operations Project Manager (R&D) 

9 Mar 17

This is a diverse and fulfilling role ideally suited to an experienced Project / Operations Manager who has a successful track record of delivering technical projects and managing teams within an Engineering environment.


Business
We’re recruiting: 2 x R&D Tax Credits Engineering Consultants 

9 Mar 17

We believe this role would suit a candidate with a thorough understanding of manufacturing / engineering processes, RD, Grant Funding and/or RD Tax Credit scheme with evidenced experience in writing successful claims.


Business
We’re recruiting: 2 x R&D Tax Credits Engineering Consultants 

9 Mar 17

We believe this role would suit a candidate with a thorough
understanding of manufacturing / engineering processes, R&D, Grant Funding
and/or R&D Tax Credit scheme with evidenced experience in writing
successful claims.


Business
Great deals on Renishaw probes and software from Mills CNC 

9 Mar 17

Process security and process optimisation.


Business
Theresa May suffers second defeat in Lords 

9 Mar 17

GBPThe Pound lost ground throughout yesterday’s session on expectation that Theresa May will face a second defeat on the Brexit Bill.


Business
My, how we’re growing! 

9 Mar 17

Midlands-based advanced engineering company Peak NDT has become part of the TBAT Innovation Group in a move to prepare for significant growth with the launch of several new advanced engineering products.







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