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RS Components launches Series 3 of The DesignSpark Podcast – Tech with a comedy twist

RS Components (RS) has released a new series of ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’, which explores some of the hottest topics in technology through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches ... more

SKF principal scientist appointed visiting professor by Imperial College London

Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel, principal scientist, SKF Research and Technology Development, has been awarded an honorary professorship by Imperial College, London one of the world’s leading science ... more

RS Components extends distribution partnership with Rockwell Automation

RS Components (RS) has announced a partnership with Rockwell Automation, which expands its distribution territories beyond the European Economic Area (EEA) it has supported to date. With immediate ... more

£400,000 funding for schemes to boost security of consumer smart devices

The government has launched a £400,000 funding pot for innovators to design schemes to boost the security of internet-connected products, Digital Infrastructure Minister, Matt Warman, has announced... more

Nationwide lockdown had “devastating effect” on UK engine production

UK engine output declined by 99.5% in April, with just 830 engines produced – down from 178,022. Production for domestic and overseas markets was down -99.9% and -99.4% respectively. There were, ... more

UK car manufacturers turn to medical equipment as car production falls 99.7%

UK car production fell to its lowest level since the Second World War in April, down -99.7%, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). As the ... more

ifm develops door handle adaptor that reduces the risk of virus transmission

To help with the worldwide efforts to bring the Covid-19 coronavirus under control, ifm electronic has used the skills and expertise of its development team – which usually works on the company’s ... more

Physicists measure short-lived radioactive molecules for the first time

An international team of experimentalists and theorists working at CERN’s nuclear-physics facility ISOLDE have succeeded in performing the first ever laser-spectroscopy measurements of a short-lived ... more

Smiths Interconnect to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway

Smiths Interconnect is celebrating a significant contract win with Boeing, where the company’s docking umbilical connectors will be used to transfer power, signal and communications to different ... more

Institution of Mechanical Engineers appoints new president

Terry Spall CEng FIMechE has assumed office as the 135th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Spall, who has been a member of the Institution since 1984, is a long-standing ... more

Creating a standard light source for improved temperature measurements on gas turbines

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with Sensor Coating Systems (SCS), have successfully developed a standard light source (SLS) for verification of a temperature ... more

FLIR launches VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector for commercial, residential, and industrial electrical applications

The rugged, triple alarm FLIR VP50-2 features light, vibration, and sound feedback alarms to reliably detect voltage when testing electrical installations more

Prodrive and Cambridge University develop low-cost ventilator

British motorsport and advanced technology business, Prodrive, has worked with Cambridge University to develop a new low-cost ventilator for global use. The OVSI (Open Ventilator System Initiative) ... more

UK businesses adapting to face Brexit and COVID-19

Logistics firm One World Express commissioned an independent survey among over 900 decision-makers within UK businesses. It found that 43% have pivoted their product or service since the pandemic ... more

Development support for CC-Link IE TSN and CC-Link IE Safety

MESCO offers CC-Link IE TSN and CC-Link IE Safety development services for automation component manufacturers. Through modular concepts and the use of MESCO design packages, TSN-based, safety-related ... more

Crypta Labs to develop Quantum Random Number Generators for space SPRINT project

Crypta Labs, a specialist in Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) technology, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop its QRNGs for space applications. Crypta ... more

Roxtec provides pipe and cable sealing for Aughinish Alumina

Roxtec has supplied Europe’s largest alumina refinery with a range of pipe and cable sealing solutions. The company was chosen to provide Aughinish Alumina, one of the world’s most technologically ... more

Moog and Voith successfully established a strategic business alliance

Moog and Voith Group, have signed the contracts to form the joint venture HMS – Hybrid Motion Solutions GmbH based in Rutesheim. The joint venture provides for a strategic business alliance to expand ... more

Southco launches face shield production in battle against COVID-19

Southco Manufacturing, a global leader in engineered access solutions, based in Warndon, Worcester, has responded to the challenge presented by COVID-19. As the company’s global Centre of Excellence ... more

Rockwell Automation acquires ASEM

Rockwell Automation has completed the acquisition of ASEM, S.p.A., a leading provider of digital automation technologies based in Italy. ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), ... more

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