Academic Study Reveals UK Manufacturing is 47% Greener | #UKmfg weekly focus

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Academic Study Reveals UK Manufacturing is 47% Greener – As part of their campaign to localize British manufacturing, Derbyshire fashion firm David Nieper has commissioned an academic report into the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing.
The report which was conducted by the University of Nottingham Energy Innovation and Collaboration team, has revealed the practice of offshoring manufacturing essentially amounts to offshoring pollution, with two-thirds of emissions from UK clothing occurring overseas.
The report also highlights 47% less emissions are created by manufacturing clothes in the UK, in comparison to a similar operation in an overseas textiles production base.

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This additive manufacturing centre ‘could help make sure aerospace stays in the UK’

This additive manufacturing centre ‘could help make sure aerospace stays in the UK’ Britain’s position near the top of global aerospace manufacturing could be threatened without additive manufacturing (AM) prowess, an expert has claimed – but a new facility could develop that expertise. Thankfully, a new ‘innovation and knowledge hub’ at the MTC in Coventry aims to boost AM’s application in aerospace, especially amongst the supply chain. The facility, which closely relates to Dr Milne’s Drama project, was opened to industry yesterday (15th Oct).
The centre aims to lead research, development and collaboration on metal AM, developing and testing ideas for taking the technology forward. It includes a workshop and ‘design, research and test’ facilities for AM users and experts. It will also offer training and expert advice on AM suitability, business cases and implementation through face-to-face and online support.

A digital manufacturer of prototypes, which works with clients in aerospace, medicine and electronics, has revealed plans for a £5m expansion at its European headquarters in Telford.
Protolabs is building a 50,000 sq ft extension at its Halesfield facility, which will house an additional 50 CNC machines and 20 injection moulding presses.

As Bentley Motors celebrates its centenary year, the company is looking towards the next 100 by welcoming the next generation, 93 trainees to the business.
The 93 new recruits, consisting of apprentices, undergraduates and graduates, will be working across different areas of the business. This includes commercial areas such as Sales and Marketing, People and Digital, Finance and Purchasing, as well as the traditional Engineering and Manufacturing departments.

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