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Keep up to date with the latest news stories and opinion pieces from across the NMIS Group. 

Orkney manufacturers given first access to national net-zero initiative
MSA, NMIS | Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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NMIS celebrating Scottish manufacturing with the FM’s award for manufacturing leadership
NMIS | Thursday, June 16, 2022
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Strathclyde, SSE Renewables & Renewable Parts sign joint MoU to develop a sustainable wind sector
NMIS | Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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A digital future for the process industries with new Ayrshire technology centre
DPMC | Thursday, June 9, 2022
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Key equipment arrives at Boeing R&D facility in Scotland
AFRC | Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Pioneering cross border collaboration provides crucial support to UK forging and forming community
AFRC | Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Wind turbine blade recycling project powers up at the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre
LMC | Friday, May 20, 2022
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NMIS prepares for MACH debut
AFRC, Digital Factory, NMIS | Thursday, March 31, 2022
Read more about NMIS prepares for MACH debut
Two new AFRC Tier Two Members accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century
AFRC | Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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NMIS HQ update: construction reaches final stages
NMIS | Friday, March 4, 2022
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Rotary forge heading to 'steel city' from Renfrewshire
AFRC | Monday, February 28, 2022
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New project set to help manufacturers cut costs and land net-zero targets
Digital Factory, NMIS | Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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Entries now open for showpiece celebration of Scottish innovation
NMIS | Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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University of Strathclyde students aim for a podium finish in NMIS motorcycle racing project
MSA | Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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Fifty fully paid work placements made available for STEM graduates in Scotland
MSA | Monday, January 31, 2022
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The future of manufacturing comes to the AFRC with three new Members and one renewal
AFRC | Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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The skill requirements for a net zero future: The Manufacturer in conversation
MSA | Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Manufacturing Skills Academy launches pandemic recovery package to help upskill Scots and boost innovation
MSA | Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Forging a new future for green energy
AFRC, NMIS | Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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From 3D printer to international catwalk
Digital Factory, NMIS | Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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NMIS operator, Strathclyde, wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in Advanced Manufacturing
NMIS | Friday, November 26, 2021
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£2million pilot led by Scottish researchers to develop UK’s first wind turbine blade recycling project gets go-ahead
LMC | Thursday, November 18, 2021
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£1.2m project extends life of parts in quest to help manufacturers tap into net zero economy
Digital Factory, NMIS | Thursday, November 18, 2021
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Manufacturing a Net-Zero Future: in-person conference open for registration
NMIS | Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Metallics Research Centre with Boeing
NMIS and Boeing officially open new R&D facility in Renfrewshire
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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Manufacturing a net-zero future: a conversation with NMIS Chief Operating Officer Sarah Jardine
NMIS | Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Read more about Manufacturing a net-zero future: a conversation with NMIS Chief Operating Officer Sarah Jardine
Patients recovering from strokes, dystonia and sports injuries could reduce rehabilitation time by 30% with virtual reality gaming platform
Digital Factory, NMIS | Thursday, September 23, 2021
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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland HQ reaches major construction milestone
NMIS |
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Free online events with NMIS and Product Design Scotland: navigating the product design process
Digital Factory, NMIS | Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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New partnership set to future proof process manufacturing in Scotland
DPMC | Monday, August 30, 2021
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Recycling aeroplanes and turning them into drinks cans: the role of composites in the journey towards net-zero
LMC, NMIS | Thursday, August 26, 2021
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World renowned Scottish forging and forming research centre opening an office in ‘steel city’
AFRC, NMIS | Thursday, August 12, 2021
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Tooling specialist chisels out agreement for another three years
AFRC, NMIS | Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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AFRC and MAPAL drive tooling manufacture into the future
AFRC | Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Augmented reality project to help train surgeons around the world on ‘hyper-real’ models of organs
Digital Factory | Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Every day’s a school day: skills development and its vital role in manufacturing, industry 4.0, and the growth of the Scottish economy
MSA, NMIS | Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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New capability network will help businesses across Scotland access support and unlock innovation
NMIS | Thursday, June 10, 2021
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NMIS HQ construction update: from steel to timber and a heather coloured roof
NMIS | Monday, May 31, 2021
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Boeing getting ready for lift off from Westway, Renfrew with NMIS
AFRC, NMIS | Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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NMIS HQ construction update: digital factory is taking shape
Digital Factory, NMIS | Friday, March 26, 2021
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New local collaboration gives young people in care a pathway into manufacturing roles
MSA, NMIS | Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Smart Factory Innovation Hub testbed at NMIS helping Scottish businesses to harness digital technologies
AFRC, NMIS | Thursday, May 6, 2021
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NMIS launches new scheme to support STEM graduates into employment amid pandemic
MSA, NMIS | Friday, March 19, 2021
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Three diverse new Tier Two Members join the AFRC
AFRC | Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Circular economy project set to ensure clean energy solutions don’t increase landfill waste
AFRC |
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AFRC welcomes Booth Welsh with iTech
AFRC |
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AFRC welcomes global technology giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise as Tier Two Member
AFRC | Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Construction underway on flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility
NMIS | Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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NMIS to help transport operators navigate Covid-19 safety measures
NMIS | Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Making Scotland’s future - recovery plan for the manufacturing sector
AFRC, LMC, MSA, NMIS | Friday, December 4, 2020
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Global companies strengthen their commitment to AFRC to deliver better customer solutions
AFRC | Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Strathclyde and partners to deliver satellite constellation project
NMIS | Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Sustainability top of the agenda for NMIS as it joins new additive manufacturing body
NMIS | Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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NMIS offers free training resources and a new online CPD course to help individuals upskill from home
MSA | Thursday, October 22, 2020
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High-tech software company Bellrock Technology Ltd joins AFRC as latest Tier Two Member
AFRC | Monday, October 12, 2020
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AFRC announces new partnership with Theorem Solutions
AFRC | Thursday, October 8, 2020
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Scottish project ‘reinvents the wheel’ with flat-pack hydro-energy solutions for Africa
AFRC | Monday, October 5, 2020
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New tool will help Covid response technologies gain necessary approvals
NMIS | Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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AFRC welcomes Kigtek as latest Tier 2 member
AFRC | Friday, September 18, 2020
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NMIS Boeing programme takes off from Westway, Renfrew
AFRC, NMIS | Monday, September 14, 2020
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AFRC Welcomes ROCOL as new Tier Two Member
AFRC | Thursday, October 8, 2020
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University of Strathclyde at the forefront of projects helping small and medium sized manufacturing firms in Scotland
NMIS | Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Two people wearing PPE walking a dog
NMIS donates 10,000 face visors to help charities move forward from lockdown
NMIS | Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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A distillery cask with machinery
Digital cask filling solution could save Scottish whisky industry millions
Digital Factory, NMIS | Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Forging machine at the AFRC building
Transvalor joins the AFRC as the first Tier One Partner in support of new FutureForge facility
AFRC | Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Wind turbine blade in lightweight manufacturing centre
Made in Scotland: the new wind turbine blade set to make green energy even greener
LMC | Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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Architect render of NMIS building
Contract awarded for construction of flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility
NMIS | Friday, May 29, 2020
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John Reid NMIS CEO
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland leadership team bolstered with CEO appointment
NMIS | Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Planning permission granted for construction of National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility
NMIS | Monday, April 6, 2020
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Boeing touches down in Scotland with new strategic alliance
NMIS | Monday, April 6, 2020
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NMIS Insights: National Manufacturing Institute Scotland launches its first event series
NMIS |
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Planning permission submitted for National Manufacturing Institute Scotland
NMIS |
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Why the oil and gas sector needs to embrace Additive Manufacturing
AFRC |
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AFRC Tier Two Membership is measuring up for leading precision engineering firm
AFRC |
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