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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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Manufacturers Monthly Updates for Microsoft Office

October Microsoft Updates Microsoft Office 365 is forever changing and a tool that every business will put to use. So our Training Associate and Microsoft Guru Imagine Training has outlined a few of the most recent, useful updates in Office 365. The updates are coming along fast at the...

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UK Metals Council Highlights Industry Priorities to Business Minister

  The Materials Processing Institute The Materials Processing Institute is a research and innovation centre serving global steel and materials organisations that work in advanced materials, low carbon energy, the circular economy and digital technologies. The Institute has served as the UK’s national steel innovation centre since 1944 having...

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New Climate Change Innovation Incubator Programme Launches With Its First Cohort

The University of Wolverhampton’s Built Environment Climate Change Innovations (BECCI) project has launched a new Innovation Incubator programme – supporting nine climate friendly business ideas over six months.   UK government funded incubator programme from BECCI, which is designed to support and nurture the development of new ideas and...

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Using PESTLE Analysis To Develop New Products In The Manufacturing Industry

  A PESTLE analysis is a very useful tool to analyse the key factors (Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal and Environmental) influencing a manufacturing organisation from the outside. It offers great insight into the external factors impacting their business. The analysis is relatively simple and flexible, so organisations can...

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Five LinkedIn Tips to get a Great Personal Profile

  First impressions count and as more and more manufacturing businesses are using LinkedIn, it’s crucial that your personal profile is a true reflection of you and your business.   Manufacturing and engineering is changing and making roads into new markets and sectors are becoming easier through the global...

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