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Brankamp demonstration at Fastener Mini-Expo

Brankamp Marposs will use a miniature press to demonstrate how a Brankamp X3 process monitor is connected and senses process forces. The operational model of a press shows different sensor positions – including the con-rod, in the frame and in the table. Connected to the Brankamp X3 process monitor the system demonstrates the sensor signals […]


Eurozone manufacturing continues to struggle

The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® dropped to its lowest level since Autumn 2012, with a reading of 45.7 – down from August’s final reading of 47.0. Output, new orders and purchasing all fell sharply in September, with conditions deteriorating in all three market groups. Investment goods registered the sharpest deterioration, followed by intermediate goods. […]


PMI shows UK Manufacturing remains in contraction

The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI® read 48.3 in September up from August’s reading of 47.4. While a four month high reading it still reflected an industry in contraction. Levels of output, new orders, new export business and employment all fell further in the month. Purchasing activity and input buying volumes rose for the first time […]


CBM Fastener and Forging Sectors explore Factory 2050

Thirty-six members of the CBM Fastener and Forging Sectors visited the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield. The two groups received an informative introduction to the AMRC from Louise Cowling, Head of Degree Apprenticeships, before taking a guided tour of Factory 2050. The AMRC launched its cutting edge Factory 2050 advanced manufacturing research facility […]


New exhibitor at CBM Fastener Mini-Expo

Global corrosion protection experts, Doerken MKS, will be amongst the many companies exhibiting at the CBM Fastener Manufacturing Technology & Services on Wednesday 16th October at the National Metalforming Centre. Production, engineering and general management from British fastener and precision component manufacturers are all invited to this time-effective event. It’s a great opportunity to catch […]


Fastener Head Strength

High strength threaded fasteners are critical components in the assembly of virtually every form of transportation and industrial machinery. Industry accepted standards for the measurement and performance of these critical parts have existed for decades, but recent failures of threaded fasteners in service and qualification testing are bringing new focus to the critical area between […]


Weaker currency not helping exports

Make UK’s Q3 Manufacturing Outlook survey comes on the back of the latest PMI data earlier this week and shows all indicators have weakened significantly, with investment and domestic orders in particular turning negative. The survey also shows that a weaker currency is providing no solace, contrary to claims from some politicians and commentators, with […]


UK construction orders continue decline

The IHS Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI® slipped further into contraction, reading 45.0 in August down from 45.3 in July. This is the fourth consecutive month of contraction readings. New orders fell at the fastest pace for more than ten years.  All three categories of construction work decreased in August, led by commercial building. Brexit related […]


Eurozone Manufacturing Continues Decline

The IHS Market Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® read 47.0 for August, marginally better than July’s 46.5 but still well into the contraction zone. Greece (54.9), Netherlands (51.6) and France (51.1) alone posted growth readings. Germany continues to foot the table with an improved but still very low 43.5. Ireland fell to a more than six year low […]

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