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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    Hi Katie Darcy Thank you for posting. We will make other Community members aware of your question. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Katie Darcy's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 AM
    Hi I am currently working on the standardisation of terms as part of the integration of two business' - ultimately I am looking to make a future proof proposal that is both attractive to candidates and employees and practical in terms of management and cost. If anyone is willing to share what they offer both to their 'Head Office/Desk Based' population along with their 'Factory based' population? Some specific areas I am looking at are: - Holidays - standard entitlement, can you buy/sell, birthday holiday? - Working Hours - 37.5/38/39 - 8.30-5 / 8 - 4 / 9 - 5 - Flexibility - core...
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  • Jim Davison's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Hi Howard Stafstrom, To help you identify a solution it would be great to understand more about the problem you are facing. How many bottles do you need to store? How big are they? How quickly due they get used? How quickly can you get an empty bottle replaced? Any other info would be great. Best regards Jim.
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  • Harriet Boshier's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    There's a lot of discussions about digitisation and Industry 4.0. But you need to get the basics right first. That's why we've written a blog on why you need to invest in CRM this year. Check it out here: https://www.maximizer.com/blog/manufacturers-why-you-need-crm-in-2019/ We'd love to get your feedback on this - let me know what you think below.
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  • Harriet Boshier's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    86% of organisations expect to see revenue gains and costs reductions from their digitisation efforts. The right tools can provide much needed insight to create the ultimate experience for your customers, prospects and even employees. But how can you make sure your investment can work for your business? Join us for our live webinar to learn why you should care about digital health and how this can enable your business to get ahead of the competition and thrive despite the current risks. When? 28th March 2019 at 11am GMT How? Click here to register Topics include:
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    Hi Brian Astill Many thanks for sharing such a great product on the Make UK Community. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • David Holloway's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    No problem, Daniel – I hope people find it useful. If anyone has any questions or feedback then I'd be very happy to hear from you.
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  • Brian Astill's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 06:26 PM
    Make UK member, Pressac Communications, a UK manufacturer of smart sensor technology, has launched a wireless, low-energy, under-desk sensor to detect occupancy and help companies use office space more efficiently. This new solution allows facilities managers to see live desk availability and collect usage data quickly and easily. The under-desk passive infrared (PIR) sensor is a small, unobtrusive box that sticks to the underside of a desk and detects the presence of people. The sensors are wireless and use very little energy, making them easy to install and maintain. They can be used...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 04:11 PM
    Hello everyone, I wanted to share an interesting opportunity for any of you that manufacture wearable technology products. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking for organisations to take part in its shared research programme all about wearable technology. The HSE has recently launched a shared research project all about wearables in the workplace. There's growing evidence that wearable devices can benefit health and safety in the workplace through positioning and sensor technologies. HSE are looking for innovative funding partners to help us find solutions to the key issues...
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  • Rob Lainchbury's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 02:00 PM
    Thanks for your help Jim Davison Hope fully I would be looking to make between (potentially) 1000 - 10000 for each mould. I have looked into both of these options (roto and vacuum). I'm currently using rotoscoped moulding as a way to prototype, but Vacuum doesn't seem quite right for what I'm trying to achieve. The down side of injection moulding, which I think may be the best suited option for what I want to do, is cost! as you quick rightly pointed out! I think the best way to move forward is to conduct more research into how much tooling for injection moulding would be. ...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 10:53 AM
    If you're old enough you may remember the cartoon series The Jetsons? The Jetson family lived in a world serviced by robots. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera who also produced the Flintstones - the fictional family who lived in the stone age. Now what does this all have to do with Coffee? Well the future is already here. Take a look at Mitsubishi Electric MELFA FR-series which can make your coffee below. There is a serious lesson here. As technological changes are moving at lightspeed, reflecting the world inhabited by the Jetsons, some manufacturers are moving at glacial speed when it...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 10:09 AM
    Hi David Holloway Many thanks for sharing these with the Community. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 10:08 AM
    Hi Rakesh Shah Many thanks for sharing these thoughts with the Community. CEOs/MDs in the manufacturing sector will face huge challenges in the next decade from technological changes brought about by Industry 4.0. It would be interesting to hear the thoughts of manufacturing leaders on how they are managing these challenges today and what preparations they are putting in place for the future. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • David Holloway's Avatar
    18-03-2019, 09:26 AM
    In fact, I thought it would be a lot easier just to post the direct link to the download! Engineering Customers – PDF If anybody would like a hard copy, then please send me your details and I can drop one in the post.
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  • Rakesh Shah's Avatar
    17-03-2019, 07:45 PM
    CEO/MD within the manufacturing industry has many unique challenges. According to a recent article by Cranfield University, finding dedicated skilled employees, producing a product that will bring the company a profit, and maintaining ethical standards is now more difficult than ever thanks to technology and skill shortages Despite all of the challenges they face, CEO/MD of manufacturing companies are still required to perform above average. If they don’t, they will lose their jobs. http://www.rvrmanagement.co.uk/2018/05/28/7-things-ceos-should-do-toturn-strategy-into-great-performance/
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  • Kimberley Page's Avatar
    15-03-2019, 01:46 PM
    Professor Duncan McFarlane introduces a new research project into low-cost digital solutions for manufacturing SMEs. ‘Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring’ is a project with a difference. It asks how existing and readily available digital technologies could be implemented on a low-cost basis to support growth and productivity in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Rather than implementing digital at all costs, we address the common concern that recent developments in digital manufacturing are unlikely to be affordable for SMEs. Our emphasis is on understanding the business...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    15-03-2019, 11:49 AM
    Today my colleagues @Rachael Moss , @Verity Davidge and I are presenting to Siemens in Manchester. Thank you to @Brian Holliday for arranging this. Verity will be giving a presentation on how Make UK are championing education and skills in the manufacturing sector and how we represent manufacturers views to government. Rachael will be presenting on the various ways Make UK champions manufacturing and manufacturers in the UK and I will be giving an overview of the Make UK Community and I look forward to working closer with Siemens employees on the Community. A warm welcome to all new...
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  • David Holloway's Avatar
    15-03-2019, 11:39 AM
    Great article, Amy – thanks for sharing!
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  • David Holloway's Avatar
    15-03-2019, 11:27 AM
    Hello everyone. We have just released our new B2B marketing guide, 'Engineering Customers'. It has been created specifically for manufacturing, engineering and industrial businesses who want to improve B2B lead generation and attract more high-value prospects. You can download it here. Alternatively, please add a comment below, or send me a direct message and I will send you a copy.
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    15-03-2019, 08:51 AM
    Hello Everyone, Happy Friday! As many of you know I'm fascinated by 3D printing, someone I work with was showing me an item that their child had printed on a school trip to a printing lab! It's such a great technology with infinite potential. So I wanted to share this news story with you all, a new report by 3D Hubs has found that UK businesses account for nearly half (42%) of all online 3D printing in Europe. The report highlights how with smaller, technologically-centric firms the most likely to utilize the resource. The report found that most firms that use online 3D printing in...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    14-03-2019, 04:58 PM
    Hi Thomas Johnson My colleagues have suggested some guidance can be found from the DVSA here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tachograph-special-notice-01-18/tachograph-special-notice-01-18--2 Also the link below, is the Explanatory Note that was published by Government in conjunction with the legislation that introduced the EU regulations. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2019/12/pdfs/nisrem_20190012_en.pdf I hope this proves useful and we will also share more widely.
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    14-03-2019, 03:53 PM
    Hi Thomas Johnson Thank you for posting your question on the Community. I have shared your question with my colleagues and we will also share on our social media channels. I encourage other members to share their knowledge too. Best regards, Daniel.
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  • Thomas Johnson's Avatar
    14-03-2019, 01:19 PM
    On the 15th of June Manufacturers, and their Agents, will have to fit vehicles with Smart Tachographs as per Annex C of EU016/799. As a type 2 converter, also with National Small Series Type Approval for some of our installations, does the Community know if there are any requirements or liability for us. My concern is that we could be in position where we have stock vehicles with a date of manufacture before the 15th of June, hence fitted without a SmartTachograph, which could be first registered, taxed, and sold (by us) into the UK market after the 15thof June. My assumption is...
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  • Patrick Lee's Avatar
    14-03-2019, 11:55 AM
    Hi Howard Stafstrom Not sure if it would be appropriate but I used a two bottle Kanban with one bottle in use and one full ready to change. The empty was then replaced after changeover from a remote store at a convenient time. I know it may sound simplistic but this was the only option I had as space nearer was not available or safe.
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    14-03-2019, 10:56 AM
    On the Make UK Community we want to celebrate the great makers in the UK so we have opened a new forum on the Community dedicated to help you showcase the products your company makes - What do you make? Please showcase the great products your company makes on this forum. Please include photos and videos to make the most of your post. Share on social by using the hashtag #WDYM We look forward to seeing the great things you make and to sharing them with the wider community.
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  • Kimmy Forshaw's Avatar
    13-03-2019, 03:42 PM
    How To Save Time & Money When Designing Your Mould Tool 20 March 19, 12pm (UK) This webinar will help you reduce your time to market and get the most cost-effective part from your injection-moulding supplier. Your main take-away points:
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    11-03-2019, 02:02 PM
    Hi Howard Stafstrom Thank you for posting your question. We will highlight your question in our newsletter this week. In the mean time I encourage other members of the community to offer their suggestions. Best regards, Daniel.
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