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University Project, Smart Concept Fund, supports start-up aiming to turn waste into renewable energy

Experts from the University of Wolverhampton are supporting a West Midlands start-up organisation that is investigating the use of advanced thermal technologies to turn waste into renewable heat and electricity through a project funded by the Smart Concept Fund. PyroGenesys, a bio-renewables technology developer based in Birmingham, has been supported...

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Latest HSE Campaign Targeting Manufacturing

In its latest campaign launched on the 4th May 2021, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inspecting fabricated metal businesses across Great Britain to check that they are managing the respiratory risks of welding fumes and metalworking fluids. Their inspectors will be targeting businesses whose employees undertake welding and...

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Metallurgy Lab at Springfield Hub – Ready to Go!

Much work has been going on to ready the ECMS Metallurgy Laboratory at Springfield Hub for use. The Laboratory contains a range of state of the art equipment able to rapidly analyse the microstructures of metals based in a clean and safe environment. The ECMS is currently working with...

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Metallurgy – the past and the future

For several years there have been limited opportunities for employed part time students to progress their studies to Higher Educational level yet there is data to show a shortage of qualified, experienced metallurgists. These shrinking numbers relate to the ageing workforce; knowledge and skills not being replaced. Metallurgy is...

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Health and Safety Executive – still busy tackling industry issues

Exposure to workplace noise, vibration, dusts and fumes are still significant issues as found by the HSE during their visits to the metals sector. Besides these, there is the ubiquitous matter of machinery guarding. All of these should have been addressed quite well by now, given that regulation has...

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CMF Look to the Future

ECMS Partner Cast Metals Federation plans for the future in a recent meeting with their newest appointed chairman. Future Plans for CMF At the recent CMF AGM Stuart Gregory, MD of Petrofer UK, was approved as the CMF Chairman for the coming year.  During the meeting he outlined the...

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UK Metal Council Launches Peer Networks Programme for Business Growth

Peer Networks Programme The Black Country Growth Hub, with the support of the UK Metals Council, is launching the Peer Networks Programme for ambitious businesses looking to grow. This programme is part of a government funded peer to peer networking initiative for SME businesses to develop their organisations for...

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Investing in Casting Using Investment Casting

Do you know enough about investment casting, could you potentially be missing out on a trick, not using this method?   History Breakdown of Investment Casting Investment casting is a process that goes back thousands of years and still used widely in today’s industry. The meaning of ‘invested’ is...

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Manufacturing Industry: Strategic Alignment

What is Strategic Alignment? Strategic alignment means that all elements of a business — including the market strategy and the way the company itself is organised — are arranged in such a way as to best support the fulfilment of its long-term purpose. While a company’s purpose generally does...

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Meet ECMS New Project Manager

  Meet the newest member of the ELITE team Krystyna Manifold. With a wealth in management and Higher Education, the ECMS team can’t wait to see what Krys has in store for the project. To introduce Krys we thought it would be great to ask 6 questions in order...

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