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 2012 CBM Newsletter


  • Robotics initiative is well worth a look
  • Gain the benefits of apprenticeships without the pain
  • Calling all manufacturers!
  • EAMA analysis spots 'good omen'
  • Alstom tracks growth with £42m train order
  • Resistance welding training courses for CBM members
  • 2012 - The first CRC trading year
  • Showcasing the latest in sheet metal design, development & nesting technology - Free breakfast workshop - 1 March 2012
  • Subcon 2012
  • Apprenticeships: Invest in your future
  • Metal thefts: Could Tornado be the answer?
  • European Commission announce anti-dumping measures for stainless fasteners
  • Book your event with us for February and we'll give you special discounted rates!
  • St Helens manufacturer in court over crushed hand
  • Members' news:
    • Engineers designs on Wimbledon
    • Equipment wanted
    • Equipment for sale
    • Empoloyment opportunities
  • CBM events diary
 2011 CBM Newsletter


  • CEO's Christmas message: Reasons to be cheerful despite the media gloom
  • Engineering UK 2012 - The state of engineering
  • Subcon 2012 show (12/14 June 2012)
  • MACH2012 (16-20 April 2012)
  • CBM event (1 March 2012): Showcasing the latest in sheet metal design, development & nesting technology
  • New fastener standards now listed on CBM website
  • EAMA's research says sector still flatlines
  • CBM event: IOSH Managing Safely four day course
  • Members' news:
    • Barrett Precision Tubes: Barrett Steel first to introduce fibre laser cutting to the UK
    • Lean Education and Development Group: Innovation for the next generation
    • ISME: Visit to JCB
    • R&D Tax and Grants: Tax expert steps in to give power press firm a cost-effective boost
  • CBM events diary


  • New era for CBM
  • Member news: Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd
  • EAMA monitor has mixed messages
  • Blacksmith Ian forging ahead
  • Parents failing on engineer firm test
  • Do you ship components to the USA?
  • Subcon 2012 show
  • CBM Fastener and Sheet Metal Sector meeting
  • EC expiry review on anti-dumping measures for stainless fasteners
  • Members' news:
    • DavyMarkham: Critical components from a Sheffield engineering company have arrived at a Canadian gold mine as part of a £10m contract
    • HKB Steel Services: HKB Steel adds D2 tool steel to portfolio
    • SSAB: 'Hardox In My Body' business success for customers
    • Kespar Engineering Ltd: appointment
  • CBM events diary


  • Laser Process - experts in laser cutting service: New online quoting system
  • Barrett Steel invests further in flatbed laser cutting systems
  • Employer engagement 'central' to the development of new Engineering Academy
  • Trucks hit high gear in April
  • Drivetrain products
  • VW, MAN, Scania truck alliance on the move again?
  • New Fastener Standards
  • EIFI Congress
  • Rail industry event: Ambitions for future growth
  • London's new Low Emission Zone - changes for 3rd January 2012
  • CBM events diary


  • Stadco makes major acquisition of manufacturing plant in Telford
  • Water - the forgotten utility
  • Good start for Volvo trucks
  • EIFI congress - May 2011 Poland
  • Education - Education - Education
  • Keep on trucking
  • 2nd successful CBM Cold Rolled Sector evnt
  • EMF Directive
  • New fastener standards
  • Manufacturing company fined after safety breaches
  • Linread Northbridge now part of AFS
  • Short and long term stay city centre appartments for CBM members at discount prices
  • CBM Marketing Event: Making a profit from advertising - 7 April 2011
  • CBM events diary


  • Hardox increases payload of SITA's new truck fleet
  • New fastener and springs standards
  • Training and vocational qualifications
  • Industry news - still heading uphill
  • Government takes action to grow advanced manufacturing
  • CBM Sheet Metal Sector meeting and plant tour (Jaguar) - 8 March 2011
  • CBM Cold Rolled Sector event - 17 February 2011
  • Climate Change Legislation - Year end summary
  • Metalworking fluids
  • CBM Marketing Club event: Making a profit out of Direct Marketing - 27 January 2011
  • Global Manufacturing Festival, Sheffield - March 2011
  • Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2011
  • CBM events diary


 2010 CBM Newsletter


  • The road to recovery
  • The oil and gas industry: 'Untapped' potential for component supply
  • CBM talks with the HM Treasury
  • Business monitor: Fourth quarter start consolidates September gains
  • European Commission may continue tariffs against imported stainless bolts
  • CBM Sheet Metal Sector is going to Jaguar - 8 March 2011
  • W H Tildesley assist with HGV load restraint system
  • CBM Cold Rolled Sector event - 17 February 2011
  • CBM Marketing Club event: Making a profit out of PR - 9 December 2010
  • Sheet Metal Skills Competition 2011
  • HSE funded two day courses/workshops
  • CBM events diary


  • The focus on future energy
  • Jaguar revs up UK plants
  • Longer rebound for medium-duty
  • Catepillar raising prices in 2011
  • Money saving opportunities? Summary of CBM Fastener Sector meeting Sept 2010
  • Euroforge meeting Brussels (Sept 2010) - Summary
  • HSE fully and 75% funded two day workshops
  • CBM tooling workshop report (11 Oct 2010)
  • CBM events diary
  • Identify, develop & achieve technial training solutions: technical training courses by Namtec

September - [ Interactive Version]

  • Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator in the metalforming sector
  • UK: Nissan plant marks Juke production start
  • Ultra-low incentive...
  • Stricter rules on industrial emissions
  • Marking of origin of imported fasteners to become mandatory?
  • EDF steps up nuclear build project
  • Consultation launched on right to request time to train
  • Tool wear and failure event: 11 October 2010
  • Agency Workers Directive (AWD) - 2010 Roadshows
  • Metallurgy for non Metallurgists - 16 & 17 November
  • Heat Treatment for Professionals - 8 & 9 December


  • Trade leads flow from MACH 2010
  • Steel price uncertainty returns to the developing markets
  • Commercial vehicle rebound likely to continue
  • U.S. to seek truck fuel economy standards
  • European Industrial Fastener Institute: EU Congress review
  • Forging Industry Association reports 2009 forging sales
  • Lightweight aluminium tube fittings
  • Young apprenticeship in engineering
  • 12th International Forging Congress
  • CBM tooling event summary
  • CBM events diary


  • Schaeffler bearings keep London Eye turning
  • Corruption clampdown report
  • Volvo trucks: Turning the corner in Europe?
  • Mabey Bridge creates 240 Welsh jobs
  • European Industrial Fasteners Institute annual congress
  • Engineering and Machinery Alliance meet Shadow Minister
  • Time to get up to speed for MACH 2010 [7-11 June 2010]
  • REACH Update on SVHCs
  • The event horizon
  • Diary Dates


  • Carbon Reduction Commitment - Registration is mandatory - fines will be imposed for non compliance
  • Approved recruitment partner of the CBM - TEK Personnel Consultants
  • Government clarifies rules on pre-packs
  • Construction equipment manufacturers update
  • The coming of age of the mini nuclear reactor
  • ISO nut standards set to change
  • China imposes tariffs on fastener imports
  • Metal Working Production Awards
  • CBM / FERA event: Make sure the wheels don't come off
  • CBM event: Making your business fly
  • Entering the aerospace and defence supply chain
  • CBM diary dates
 2009 CBM Newsletter


  • Fees frozen for fourth year in a row
  • Sustainable energy: 'your starter for ten'
  • Orgalime report: Steel - Free & fair trade in raw-materials
  • Euro Watch: Competitiveness challenges for the European metal working and metal articles (MMA) industries
  • Sheet metal update: Customers are demanding product changes...
  • Technical Projects for EIFI
  • ISO Standardsbeing amended
  • Henry Williams shapes up for Olympic rail upgrade contract
  • Diary Dates


  • Avdel Metal Finishing (AMF) Ltd
  • Honda's UK plant is leading the car industry's revival
  • CBM Health, Safety & Environment Group Update
  • The Red Book - BSI Handbook 44 'Threaded Fasteners'
  • CBM Fastener Meeting
  • Advanced Material Analysis Techniques [event summary]
  • Diary Dates


  • Is the car scrappage scheme helping the environment?
  • Sheet metal: Tooling improvements for longer life
  • Fastener Tech 09
  • Accessing the rail supply chain
  • CBM fastener sector meeting - 30 Sept 09
  • Fastener Fair - Stuttgart 09
  • Diary Dates
  • Henrob: New heat treatment facility sets high standards
  • Landmark decision in hearing case
  • Search enging optimisation
  • Subcon 2009
  • CBM H, S, & E Group update
  • Poland fastener trade association joins EIFI
  • Looking for work
  • Three events to stimulate your mind and your business
  • Diary dates
  • Henry Williams wins £4.5m, four-year deal to ease motorway congestion
  • Introducing Interactive!
  • Germany set to cut industry power bills
  • Industrial Fastener Institute technology connection
  • Energy renewals - why risk delaying?
  • Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2009
  • CBM events update
  • Diary dates
  • CBM Market Report
  • The Energy Brokers Ltd - Energy market outlook for 2009
  • Corus and Salzgitter continue development of special strip
  • Subcon 2009: Sub contracting sector shows hidden strength in UK manufacturing
  • Are you using material fit for purpose?
  • CBM fastener sector meeting update
  • European Industrial Fasteners Institute update
  • Euroforge Automotive Group report - March 2009
  • CBM Events update
  • Diary dates
  • Support available
  • HMRC Supporting Business Through Downturn
  • Diary dates
  • Support available in these challenging times
  • US Fastener Tech
  • Companies in with a chance
  • A new role for the unions?
  • CBM 2009 events programme
 2008 CBM Newsletter 
  • Christmas message from John Houseman, Director General
  • ArcelorMittal to shut European steel-making furnaces
  • Sheet metal update: sensing in a welding cell
  • Industrial Fastener Institute
  • West Midlands MEP Malcolm Harbour visits National Metalforming Centre
  • Euroforge Automotive group meeting - October 2008 Frankfurt
  • Dorken: Investment in the future
  • Visit to Euroblech - October 2008 Hannover
  • CBM events update
  • Diary dates
  • DavyMarkham searches for next generation of workers
  • CBM Metals Industry Dinner and Awards - 8 April 2009
  • EP Environment Committee voting on European Trading Scheme
  • Federal Mogul: Parts manufacturer returns to UK
  • Frozen out by utility bills
  • Robotic welding essential
  • Health surveillance
  • CBM Fastener Group visits Toyota UK
  • CBM events update
  • Diary dates
  • Steel Service Centre: Confidence in laser cutting
  • It's a steel!
  • Gold medal award for Bentley Motors craftsmen
  • Visit to MK Pressings gives Treasury food for thought
  • CBM leads fightback against new OEM 'hardline' strategy (EIFI)
  • REACH requirements clarified for metalforming manufacturers
  • Fastener Fair Budabest
  • Euroblech 2008: mega event for sheet metal working
  • CBM events
  • Diary dates
  • Dennis helps Carlton Laser hit the spot
  • Aerospace keeps Rhodes flying high
  • ISME Sheet Metal Skills Competition
  • CBM ensures the Government is listening
  • DavyMarkham calls in the removal men
  • Forging sector meets at Doncasters Blaenavon
  • Engineering support in Japan
  • CBM fastener sector visits SPS Leicester
  • CBM at Fastener Fair in Coventry
  • Black Country engineering firm Metsec's Chief Executive Stephen Tilsley retires
  • CBM events update
  • Diary dates
  • RSM map road to success
  • Double Triumph for UYS Ltd
  • Audio tests work a treat for Regent
  • Grand Rapids is the place to be (ICOSPA)
  • Make sure your material is spot-on
  • Sheet metal sector update
  • EIFI Congress - Venice May 2008
  • CBM events update
  • Diary dates
  • Bright future for W H Tildesley
  • Milton Keynes Pressings Ltd are RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Award Silver Awards Winners 2008
  • Experiences and problems with Cr6-free coatings (FERA seminar)
  • CBM events update
  • Sheet metal sector update
  • Currency movements threaten price gains
  • Funding opportunity
  • Euroblech 2008
  • Fastener Fair Coventry
  • Diary dates
  • 2008 CBM Metals Industry Dinner
  • Toyota trucks into West Virginia
  • Price and demand expectations keep rising: The Steel Index
  • How US Patent Law traps European fastener manufacturer
  • Environmental liability looms larger
  • The CBM Healthcare Scheme
  • CBM Fastener Sector visits Airbus UK wing build
  • UK fastener manufacturer trade data
  • Holistic Services: Questions and answers