Industry calls for National Recovery Plan as sector plunges to record lows – Make UK/BDO survey

Immediate stimulus package for manufacturers should lead measures to boost investment and save jobs Key findings Output plunges to lowest level in 30 year survey history UK and export orders at lows comparable to financial crisis Employment and investment suffer significant cutbacks Just over 10% of companies operating at full …

Sharp & Tappin launch the NEW Compcut PCR 300 Precision Composite Router

West Country based design engineers, Sharp & Tappin Technologies have just released their latest Precision Composite Router (PCR) onto the UK market. The new range of Precision Composite Routers complements and enhances the successful Compcut Saw Range by offering a true 3 axis machining capability.Aimed initially to tackle complex geometry …

Government publishes detailed guidance on the revised furlough scheme

Make UK has analysed the guidance… Late on 12 June, the Government updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide more detail about how the revised Scheme, which begins on 1 July, will operate. The revised Scheme provides for flexible furloughing from 1 July, however, the level …

TDK: 300W non-isolated, buck-boost DC-DC converters have an output adjustment of 9.6V to 48V

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of the i7C series of 8A 300W rated non-isolated DC-DC converters, packaged with the industry standard 1/16th pinout. The output voltage of these step-up and step-down converters can be adjusted from 9.6 to 48V and accept a wide range input voltage of 9 …

Government Bounce Back Loan Scheme open for applications

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement on 27 April, I’m writing to inform you that the Bounce Back Loan (BBL) Scheme opens for applications from today. Delivered by lenders accredited by the British Business Bank for this scheme, Bounce Back Loans target small and micro businesses in all sectors, …

Local Manufacturer Receives Orders for Essential Products

Dymond Engineering and Metal Products in Barnstaple remains open for business during the COVID19 lockdown, being able to maintain social distancing discipline and the recommended hygiene practices across the site. Since the lockdown we have been involved with a number of orders for essential goods. These included urgently needed powder …