News and resources for machine builders is a focused website where machine builders can find information about products and systems for machinery and industrial automation, and it offers suppliers a free route to market.

News and articles are published on the following subjects, with the website updated daily:

  • Aluminium framework systems
  • Bearings
  • Electric motors & actuators, gearmotors and linear motors
  • Electronic components
  • Energy efficiency
  • Events and education
  • Fastening and joining
  • Fluid handling
  • Hand tools
  • Hydraulics
  • Industrial drives
  • Industrial networking
  • Industry news
  • Legislation, regulations and standards
  • Machine control
  • Machine vision systems and components
  • Machinery safety
  • Marking, coding and labelling
  • Materials
  • Mechanical positioners, indexers and X-Y tables
  • Motion control
  • Oils, greases, lubricants and cutting fluids
  • Panel building, switchgear and electrical equipment
  • Parts feeders
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Pneumatics
  • Power transmission
  • Publishing
  • Robotics
  • Sensors, transducers and instrumentation
  • Services and processes
  • Software
  • Springs, knobs, feet and miscellaneous hardware

Information is sourced from major manufacturers and distributors and updated daily. concentrates on new developments and innovative applications and provides expert commentary on how machines are being designed and built for key industry sectors. It also offers guidance on product selection, explores industry issues and unravels the implications of legislation.


MachineBuilding is edited by Jonathan Severn, who has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University and many years of experience as a designer of special-purpose machinery and automation.

In 1994 he joined the editorial team at Industrial Technology, the UK's largest design engineering magazine, becoming Machine Building Editor in 2000. In 2004 he was the launch editor of Industrialsafetytalk, which became one of the most comprehensive online sources of industrial health and safety information. After leaving Industrialsafetytalk in 2006, he launched

During his time as editor of, Jonathan Severn has written the Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, of which over 9000 copies have been distributed worldwide. He has also written a wealth of useful and informative articles, edited thousands of contributed items – all of which are now available on the website – and compiled more than 130 issues of the monthly email newsletter.

MachineBuilding is published in the UK by Damte Ltd.

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