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On-Demand Spare Parts for Space Stations:
Cranfield University is actively involved in an international project focused on sending a custom-designed 3D metal printer, powered by lasers, to the International Space Station (ISS). The project aims to explore how microgravity influences the functionality of the printer. Scientists anticipate that the ability to 3D print metal parts using Additive Manufacturing (AM) on the ISS will enable swift replacement or production of components, eliminating the current costly and time-consuming process of transporting physical parts to space. This initiative marks the first test of 3D metal printers fueled by high-powered lasers in a space environment.
Reduced Checks on British Goods Entering Northern Ireland:
A new agreement between the UK government and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is set to result in fewer checks on goods entering the region from Great Britain. The ‘Unfettered Access’ agreement, part of the ‘Safeguarding the Union’ deal, promises reduced paperwork for companies transporting consignments to Northern Ireland. The UK government plans to issue legislation guaranteeing Northern Ireland’s unrestricted access to the UK’s internal market, altering the functioning of the Windsor Framework.
MAKE UK Launches National Manufacturing Day 2024:
Manufacturers are encouraged to participate in National Manufacturing Day 2024 by opening their doors to attract new talent to the sector. This UK-wide Open House event, scheduled for September 26, will see hundreds of British manufacturing companies showcasing potential careers and job opportunities to local communities. MAKE UK, the organization behind the initiative, aims to highlight the vibrancy of the manufacturing sector.
Tata Steel Appears Before Welsh Affairs Select Committee:
Senior executives from Tata Steel, including CEO and Managing Director TV Narendran and Tata Steel UK CEO Rajesh Nair, recently appeared before the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Select Committee. The session addressed questions about the future plans for the steel industry in Wales and Tata Steel’s proposed transformation from ore-based steelmaking through blast furnaces to scrap-based steelmaking using electric arc furnace technology. Narendran explained the need for restructuring the UK business, emphasizing the importance of profitability for reinvestment.
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