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No business has been untouched by COVID-19

Published 29th July 2020

  23rd March 2020 was a day many of us will never forget, the impact of COVID-19 was instant on all business sectors in one form or another with shops, restaurants, hotels and offices sending their loyal staff home and locking their doors for what turned out to be longer than any of us probably […]

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7 Reasons to upgrade your CMM

Published 23rd July 2020

Hardware of a CMM equipment has been built and designed to last decades, however software and control systems continue to improve at a rapid rate

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Hardies support drive to bring manufacturing back to the UK

Published 22nd July 2020

Hardie Polymers are proud to announce support for the growing drive to bring manufacturing back to the UK. Reshoring from overseas, is particularly key in light of the pandemic. What is ‘Reshoring “Reshoring is the act of reintroducing domestic manufacturing to a country. It is the reverse process of offshoring, where manufacturing is moved to another country […]

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Selecting the right plastic for your project

Published 21st July 2020

Did you know that the word plastic is derived from the Greek word plastikos (meaning to mould)? Love it or hate it, live with it or without it, plastic has come a long way from the Bakelite resin patented at the turn of the 20th Century that revolutionised how many consumer goods were mass-manufactured. Lightweight, […]

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Selecting the right plastic for your project – Broanmain Plastics

Published 14th July 2020

Did you know that the word plastic is derived from the Greek word plastikos (meaning to mould)? Love it or hate it, live with it or without it, plastic has come a long way from the Bakelite resin patented at the turn of the 20th Century that revolutionised how many consumer goods were mass-manufactured. Lightweight, […]

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Making Kanban work – Broanmain Plastics share their vision

Published 7th July 2020

Many who are aware of Kanban as a discipline in stock and supply chain management are less aware of how it could help their own business and their customers. MD of precision engineering company Broanmain Plastics Jo Davis assesses her company’s own experience of the system, where it works best – and situations where the […]

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The 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing landscape in the UK moving forwards

Published 26th June 2020

GTMA has identified over 500 UK-based companies across the country working in 3D Printing (3DP) / Additive Manufacture (AM) as a core element of their business operations.  Many more are using the technology and optimizing design of components to maximise the benefits of moving to this technology as a route to production. We have recently […]

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Managing More Than You Were Before? Striving For Continual Improvement?

Published 25th June 2020

As a key feature of PSL Datatrack production control software, the versatile CRM/Task Module enables users to maximise their efficiency by removing the need for paper or manual reminders of any kind. Details of all tasks required to be maintained and monitored are logged in tasks and because it is integrated with all modules in […]

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Reshoring of medical manufacturing capability to the UK is gaining momentum

Published 23rd June 2020

The spike in demand for medical equipment and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) in response to the global pandemic has exposed the UK reliance on Chinese imports, putting the UK manufacturing supply chain in the spotlight.  The response from the medical companies and the UK government is creating opportunity to reshore manufacturing work to achieve a […]

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6 Reasons why UK SME manufacturers will ensure the UK emerges wiser from COVID-19.

Published 23rd June 2020

As one of many SME plastic injection moulding manufacturers in the UK, BEC are proud the team have had the expertise and agility to step up over the last few months, working with talented innovators and design agencies to develop new products, fast.

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