Prosperity In The Manufacturing Industry: Is There A Labour Ceiling?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 21, 2022 10:37:16 AM

With the country now emerging from the pandemic, manufacturing businesses are anticipating a healthier, more productive future. However, other factors, such as fallout from Brexit – have yet to fully subside, with a shortage in the supply of labour threatening to place a ceiling on recovery and growth.

So, what’s the current picture facing manufacturing SMEs in the UK?

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing, Domestic Manufacturing, manufacturing, UK Manufacturing

The Industry Skills Shortage Is Critical, But The 96% Rise In Female Engineering Students Could Be Vital

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Feb 10, 2022 11:06:00 AM

Shortly after Christmas 2021, the CBI warned that many UK businesses are facing up to two years of labour shortages, with the manufacturing sector particularly hard hit. It’s a situation that’s not restricted to the UK – similar problems exist in the United States and Germany, for instance – but for a country that is globally recognised as a leader in the field, with strong export sales, a skilled labour shortage in manufacturing has major implications for supply chains and the economy.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing, CNC Turning, Domestic Manufacturing, UK Manufacturing, Engineering

Will Shorter Supply Chains Be The Norm Post-Covid?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Few people foresaw the Covid-19 pandemic and, in a world in which global supply chains had become the norm for many businesses, disruption was unsurprisingly high. With many countries implementing lockdowns at different times, manufacturing hubs subjected to short-notice closure, and international shipping routes restricted, supply chains have suffered. Furthermore, unstable political climates have forced many businesses to evaluate their dependence on international suppliers and markets.

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Topics: CNC Honing, Aerospace Industry, Tube Manufacturing, UK Manufacturing, Supply Chain UK

Considerations All Precision Steel Tube Manufacturers Should Make

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 26, 2021 12:21:31 PM

All steel tube manufacturers have many considerations to make. It all begins with attention to detail.

Detail in this realm means balancing multiple contrasting variables including: the initial design requirements; the specification of the material; the quality of the machine; the cost of manufacture; and the required quality of the final product are the main areas.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, manufacturing

How Honing Is Used In Cylinder Manufacturing

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 5, 2021 9:14:23 AM

Whether you're manufacturing cylinders for use in engines, hydraulic systems, or industrial machinery, it's crucial to make sure that they are reliable, function smoothly, and stand the test of time. That means ensuring that their surfaces are honed. In this article, we'll examine how honing is used in cylinder manufacturing and who you can turn to for help with the process.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, manufacturing

Tube Manufacturing For The Medical Industry

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

If there is one thing that we all want to be sure about when heading into a hospital environment, it is that we are stepping into a world of precision equipment. A review of medical literature shows that even routine procedures are fraught with difficulty. For instance, a typical lumbar puncture has five primary areas of risk, and that is before the quality of the tube begins to even enter the equation. As doctors explain: “what we need to achieve is difficult enough without equipment also being a factor”.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing

How To Choose A Good Metal Tubing Manufacturer

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 28, 2020 3:28:00 PM

It’s hard to imagine a world without tubes. Through them, liquids and gasses flow, and energy moves. Tubular components have travelled to the depths of the Mariana trench, have touched the surface of Mars, and have delivered life-saving injections to billions of humans and animals.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing

Tube Manufacturing For The Aerospace And Medical Sector

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 24, 2020 2:39:35 PM

There are some occasions in life when you need absolute confidence in the equipment around you. Whether you’re boarding an aircraft for a sunshine destination or being wheeled into an operating theatre in hospital, the equipment you rely on needs to be nothing short of excellent in every respect. In the aerospace industry, tubes, which are generally used in airframes, engines and instrumentation, must be sturdy yet light and able to withstand the most challenging of conditions. In medicine, tubes must offer the utmost reliability, ready to support the most complex of medical procedures without causing additional risks to patient safety.

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Topics: Aerospace Industry, Tube Manufacturing

Five Common Uses Of Tubular Components

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Dec 5, 2018 1:53:00 PM

To wander through any contemporary landscape is to enter a forest of metal tubes. Many are invisible, or are caught as a glimpse of an eye. Some are overt, such as in architectural statements. Most are carrying out vital functions: keeping industry flowing, keeping planes in the air, or transforming bodies during life-saving surgery. In a celebration of all things tubular, here is a list of the five ways that tube manufacture influences and enhances our world.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing

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