BEIS To Examine Electric Vehicle Market

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that it is launching an enquiry into the country’s electrical vehicle (EV) market to look at why take up of these kinds of cars has not been as [...]

Toyota Announces Investment In UK Car Manufacturing Plant

Toyota’s Derbyshire-based manufacturing plant is set to receive a major boost in the form of £240 million in investment. The automaker has committed to its Burnaston location by announcing the new funding, which will be used to upgrade technology and [...]

Welding Training Centre Opens At Oaklands College

Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City has opened a new welding training centre, where the engineers of tomorrow can hone their skills in virtual and hands-on training environments. According to the Welwyn Hatfield Times, the new centre will provide support [...]

New Robotic Welding Line Unveiled By Tata Steel

Tata Steel UK has unveiled the UK’s largest robotic welding line, which uses high-tech machinery to produce tailor-welded blanks. The introduction of this new production line has trebled the capacity of the company’s site at its Automotive Service Centre in [...]

Nanotechnology ‘Can Benefit Environment’

Innovative uses of nanotechnology could be good for the environment, and people’s health. The Bavarian project association - UMWELTnanoTECH - is given funds by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection each year to fund around ten [...]

Trump To Use Liveris To Turn Around US Manufacturing

President-elect of the USA Donald Trump is overhauling his administration team and wants to use the expertise of Andrew N Liveris, chief executive officer of Dow Chemical. He has appointed Liveris to the head of the American Manufacturing Council in [...]

First US Shale Gas Shipment Arrives In The UK

The first shipment of shale gas has arrived in the UK from the US, heading to the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant that's owned by Ineos. However, it arrives at a time when fracking is being fiercely debated in the country, with politicians and environmental lobbyists [...]