• Springfield Campus, Cambridge Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0JR


Meet The Team – Colin Whorton

Meet Colin Whorton, if you go to the ECMS National Foundry Training Centre your sure to see Colin around. What were you doing before ECMS? I worked as pattern shop manager at Thomas Dudley for 4 years, this included a year of managing the New Production Introductions (NPI). I’ve...

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Can COVID19 Restore the Industry?

With a huge percentage of goods manufactured abroad could COVID-19 restore the UK industry with more businesses demanding for UK manufacturers?   In a time where the country goes into a breakdown, manufacturers are urged to help the NHS with the manufacturing of ventilators and protective equipment. Calling for...

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Meet The Team – Rebecca Macdonald

Meet Rebecca Macdonald, the first member of the ECMS team to be interviewed. What were you doing before ECMS? As well as the Project Director for ECMS I am also Associate Dean for Business Engagement for our Faculty of Science and Engineering. It’s a busy job working across Apprenticeships,...

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Taking Your Training Online

Currently, there is a seismic shift happening where everyone in business is working flat out to protect and defend their business and there has never been a better time for training providers to provide their customers with support by offering digital learning. Most customers have rapidly had to shift...

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PROCESS MAPPING: The Steps in Creating a Value Stream Map

Creating a Value Stream Map for Manufacturers A value stream map is best completed by a small (usually less than 8 people) Multi-functional team that represents the key functions involved in the end-to-end flow. In a manufacturing flow, a value stream map team would normally involve Manufacturing operations, production...

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3D Printing Fighting Coronavirus

Create the design, send it to the 3D printer and wait for well….. a few hours and there you’ll have it in 3D form. How easy is this manufacturing malarkey really getting. Want a car engine, 3D print it, want parts of a life saving machine, yes you can...

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Reverse Engineering for Manufactures

Do you get the urge to take apart a machine or component and understand the mechanisms? Well did you know that is actually a process that businesses use to develop and innovate new components and is actually called reverse engineering. What is reverse engineering in manufacturing? A bit of...

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International Women’s Day 2020

It’s important to show appreciation to everyone in your team. With equality being a topic that is regularly discussed in today’s workplace it’s easier to see why Women feel isolated especially in STEM industries where there is a low number of women employed in the industry. Elite Centre for...

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ECMS Tour of Telford Innovation Campus

An interesting morning over at Telford Campus on Friday 21st February. The Telford Innovation Campus is home to the University of Wolverhampton Science and Engineering faculty, a base for the large proportion of engineering students. Trevor Codner Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills Business Development Manager, Colin Whorton Foundry Technician...

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Smart Concept Fund Dissemination Event

On 19th February 2020 the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Hub at the Springfield Campus was thriving with more life as businesses joined us for Smart Concepts Dissemination event. Smart Concept Fund is an EFS/ERDF funded project offering a Proof of Concept (PoC) grant designed to support the commercialisation of...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Excel Level 1 Secrets

    December 6 - December 7
  2. Excel Level 2 Ninjas

    December 8 - December 9
  3. Excel Level 3 Gurus

    December 13 - December 14
  4. Coaching for Success (2 day course)

    January 26, 2022 - January 27, 2022
  5. Good Grief in the Workplace – providing your team with the right support

    March 25, 2022 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm