Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

September 2021 has seen the prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs with further increases to come as these pump prices do not as yet  take into account the record oil price of $80 per barrel. This compounded by long queues at the pumps as service stations run...
Just in Time

Just in Time

Oh No! A Fragility Foretold,lean both ways. Most people today working in manufacturing industry, retail or distribution take lean manufacturing and the “just in time” system of stock control and material supply for granted.As far as they are aware its...
JLR line stops – ‘CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING’

JLR line stops – ‘CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING’

Thursday 22 April 2021 Jaguar Land Rover announced a shut down in production at Halewood and Castle Bromwich plants due to a shortage  of parts. JLR is owned by TATA group and is the UKs largest automotive manufacturer. The 2 plants affected employ 6000 workers and...
Battery Materials – A Supply Chain Problem

Battery Materials – A Supply Chain Problem

We are about to take a massive step towards a greener world and a safer world. To date emissions from vehicles, petrol and diesel internal combustion engines accounts for 28% of all Co2 emissions. The environmental consequences in global warming and poor air quality...
Finer Stainless Steel Wires

Finer Stainless Steel Wires

On the 13th August 1913 a Sheffield man Harry Brearley created a steel with 12.8% chromium and 0.24% carbon an invention now widely recognised as the first ever stainless steel. There were a number of other inventions of similar metals in France and Germany around...
Drawn Stainless Steel Bright Bars

Drawn Stainless Steel Bright Bars

The term nuts and bolts is used to denote the theoretical essentials of life. But in relation to Stainless steel bars you may take it literally. Drawn stainless steel bars come in a range of shapes that include the rounds for bolts and the hexagons of nuts but they...