Category Archives: Engineering

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the buzzword of the moment, but there is good reason that so many within the manufacturing industry are constantly talking about it. Whilst everyone is talking about why you should implement Industry 4.0 technologies into your business,… Continue reading
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Is Sustainability a Priority for Manufacturing?

Over the past few years, UK manufacturers have surged well ahead of other countries in terms of sustainable manufacturing. This uptake in taking more accountability when it comes to environmentally friendly practices came about after the Government introduced initiatives such… Continue reading
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UK Automotive Productivity Has Risen 208% in 20 Years

As spring manufacturers who have previously supplied springs for cars, we are very interested in the development of the vehicle industry and are very excited to see that the UK automotive industry’s productivity has risen by 208% in the last… Continue reading
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Tips On Delivering Engineering Activities To Young People

Ensuring that young people are engaged and interested in engineering topics is more important than ever before. With the skills gap becoming an increasing issue within the engineering and manufacturing industry, educational institutions around the country need to take action… Continue reading
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The Greatest Manufacturing Advancements of the 21st Century

The 21st century has seen some incredible advancements within the manufacturing industry. We have witnessed new technology take centre stage over the last 19 years – from 3D printing to industry 4.0 –, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing… Continue reading
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The Importance of Apprenticeships in the Engineering and Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry in the UK currently supports the employment of 2.7 million people, with the average person earning around £32,500. Despite this, we are now facing a skills gap in both the manufacturing and engineering industries. One of the… Continue reading
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Why Upskilling is Vital to the Manufacturing Industry

Over the years the UK Manufacturing Industry has fallen behind its global counterparts with regards to productivity within the workplace. One of the biggest reasons, for this fall in productivity is due to the skills shortage within the industry. UK… Continue reading
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Could IOT Hold the Key To The Next Industrial Revolution?

The Internet of Things (IoT) and smart manufacturing hold a significant amount of power when it comes to influencing how the manufacturing industry develops in the coming years. It could even be argued that these two powerhouses hold the key… Continue reading
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Materials Used for Springs

What Materials are Used to Manufacture Springs? The quick answer is that steel alloys are the most common material used in spring manufacturing. However, a range of materials and types of steel alloys can be used:… Continue reading
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The Rail Industry: Springs in Trains

We encounter springs every day, sometimes without even knowing it. Because of this, you may not have noticed that they are a vital factor in trains and their functionality. The hydraulics system makes the trains run the way they do,… Continue reading
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