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National photography competition shines light on the creativity and diversity of UK manufacturing 17 December 2014
Chemicals giant BASF and industrial minerals producer Omya have teamed up to find sustainable solutions for paper and cardboard packaging.

The two firms are working jointly on coater-ready barrier solutions for paper and cardboard packaging. 15 December 2014

Pupils from Birches Head Academy in Stoke-on-Trent will be designing and 3D printing their own gadget for engineering competition.

  11 December 2014

An Australian-designed polycarbonate swimming training device has helped an Aussie swimmer win gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 27 August 2014
Shapeways has developed what it claims is the first 3D printer to output in “full colour”. 22 August 2014
3D Systems has acquired American Precision Prototyping (APP) and its sister company American Precision Machining (APM), both providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and engineering services. 14 August 2014
Sabic is holding a one-day event at the Royal College of Art, 9 September, to promote the design potential of its products and its overall sustainability message. 7 August 2014
Swedish musician and designer, Olaf Diegel, has produced a 3D-printed alto saxophone, which consists of 41 nylon components. 6 August 2014
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a £32m project led by Coventry University and the Unipart Group, has secured its first research project three months before officially opening. 4 August 2014
NASA is offering space fans the opportunity to download 3D models of spacecraft, asteroids and satellites that can be output on 3D printers. 29 July 2014
Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, has partnered with the Design Council to highlight the growth potential that the design sector can offer composites companies. 28 July 2014
3D printing specialist, Stratasys, has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts to create a 14-foot tall giant creature, which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International 2014 conference. 24 July 2014
Sweden-based design technology company, Hexagon, has acquired UK-based Vero Software, a developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. 23 July 2014
Representatives from plastics distributor, Plastribution, were on-hand at Ashby School, one of the highest performing state schools in Leicestershire, to take part in its recent Enterprise Challenge Event. 15 July 2014
Michael Tougher, a 4th year student at Glasgow School of Art, won the Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) 2014 award for his ‘Dots’ stackable buttons that encourage music comprehension, creation and play. 7 July 2014


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