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  • Tech investment leaves Heliguy flying high
    A North East drone specialist is scaling new heights after investing heavily in its own manufacturing facility.
  • How tech can plug the manufacturing skills gap
    Roger O’Brien, Research and Technical Lead at the SAM Project, explains how investment in technology could help address skill and labour shortages for UK manufacturers.
  • Theorem Solutions. Theorem-XR for Industry: latest advancements in data optimisation and XR visualisation
    An introduction to the latest advancements in data optimization & XR visualization capabilities for full-scale spatial context collaboration. Featuring Theorem Solutions showing case studies using their Theorem-XR platform.
  • Breaking down the barriers to robotics
    Neil Taylor, Automation & Robotics Specialist, explains why embracing robotics is key to ensuring SME manufacturers remain competitive. When I was first appointed Robotics Programmer at the then Tallent Engineering, back in the early 1980s, the technology was often seen as somewhat of a threat to jobs, and a far-fetched concept by many others. Based […]
  • Rise of the robots aids Almet expansion
    ROBOT-tech is boosting business at a North East metal fabricators. Specialist fabricators, Almet, is expecting turnover to increase by 40%, as it prepares to invest in state-of-the-art robotic welding technology and increase its factory size. The Washington-based business is laying the groundwork to increase its factory size by 12,000 sq ft as it invests in […]
  • Steelcraft shows true mettle to diversify and grow
    AN ARCHITECTURAL metalwork specialist is forging ahead into new markets, after receiving investment and technical expertise from a team of manufacturing experts. Steelcraft Ltd, based in Chester-le-Street, is expanding its product offering and launching a new brand, after securing a five-figure funding grant and support from the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project. The company, which […]
  • Investment gives engineering firm the tools to grow
    A COUNTY DURHAM precision engineering specialist is proving it has the talent to turn tools into takings, and grow the business. Ashgarth Engineering, a subcontract precision engineering specialist based in Consett, has reported a 40% increase in turnover over the past year after seeing demand for its services skyrocket. Ashgarth Engineering has continued to grow, […]
  • Target manufacturer has new markets in its crosshairs
    A BRITISH soldier is proving to be a sharpshooter in business as well as the bunker, after taking his battlefield skills into the boardroom. Northumberland-based Tactical Shooting Solutions was set up by a British soldier with almost two decades’ service, after he identified a gap in the market for UK-manufactured, military-grade shooting targets. Three years […]
  • Dragons Den Date for North East manufacturer
    A North East manufacturer is set for a face-off with TV’s most feared business leaders, as it enters the Dragons’ Den. The founder of innovative building company, OGEL will appear on the hit BBC programme on July 8, 2021, as part of the new series currently airing. Having already won over technical experts at the […]
  • North East manufacturing should drive UK recovery
    A team of North East experts that helped stimulate over £40m in sector growth has backed the region to supercharge the UK’s economic recovery.