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Wearable technology sees a $50bn investment frenzy

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating ... more

Plymouth businesses recognised at awards night

On Friday 2nd May 2014 employees at the Barden Corporation were celebrating after an evening at The Herald Business Awards to be proud of. more

Volkswagen offers talented young designers a new challenge

The first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest has been launched, with the manufacturer seeking young design talent to submit concepts for an exciting car and scenario for a video game. The closing ... more

New interactive blog launched by igus

Polymer company igus has launched a new interactive blog to keep its community of engineers and designers updated with its latest initiatives; from the 85 iglidur bearings that bring RoboThespian to ... more

Industry warned of grey repair threat to hydraulic and electronic drives

Non-official or ‘grey’ repairs to hydraulic and electronic drives are threatening industrial productivity by increasing downtime and placing warranties at risk, according to one of the UK’s drives ... more

UK manufacturers are missing out on Japanese economic recovery

Surface Generation, an SME composite manufacturer based in the Midlands employing 20 people, believes that UK manufacturers are missing out the huge opportunities in Japan resulting from Abenomics – ... more

Belden protects critical industrial infrastructure with advanced cyber security toolkit

Belden, a global player in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released the Tofino Enforcer Software Development Kit (SDK), a toolkit that allows third parties to ... more

Invertek extends its ASEAN presence

UK based variable speed drives manufacturer Invertek Drives has announced the expansion of its presence in the ASEAN region with the establishment of two new companies – Invertek Drives Indonesia and ... more

UK manufacturers visit Finland to see Prima Power automation in action

The Prima Power Open House in Finland welcomed manufacturers from the UK to see the launch of the new SGe5 Shear Genius punching and shearing cell, for sheet sizes up to 2,500 mm x 1,250 mm. This new ... more

New surface mount technology line for electronics manufacturing set to improve quality, productivity and reliability

Plexus Corp., a global provider of optimised Product Realisation solutions, has introduced a new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement line into its manufacturing facility in Kelso.


Airbus Zephyr reaches the next level

Airbus Defence and Space has officially announced that it has launched the Zephyr 8 programme to develop the next generation of the Zephyr 7 system and invited potential customers and partners to ... more

NSK launches Added Value Programme AIP for 2014

As part of its AIP programme, NSKs Engineering team - alongside the customers own employees – conduct comprehensive reviews on all aspects of a company’s operations, including systems, stock, ... more

Linkx is named as a partner by KUKA Robotics

End-of-line packaging manufacturer Linkx Packaging Systems is now in an even stronger position to develop and supply versatile robot-based solutions after being appointed as a System Partner by KUKA ... more

Co-operation agreement brings new possibilities for robust displays

Prior to SID Display Week 2014 in San Diego, California from 1st to 6th June, Germany-based company i-sft, a manufacturer of flat panel technologies for demanding applications, have entered a ... more

Late payment remains a concern for SMEs despite improving economy says Forum

Despite positive news on the UK economy, the continuing culture of late payment remains a concern for many small businesses according to the latest research from the national small business group, ... more

Industrial automation equipment will see stronger growth in 2014, after two mediocre years

After sputtering for the last two years, the global market for industrial automation equipment (IAE) is poised for stronger growth in 2014, aided by strengthening economies as well as technological ... more

Gast Group appoints South African distributor in expansion move

The Gast Group, a designer and manufacturer of compressors and vacuum pumps and a member of IDEX Corporation’s health and sciences division, has strengthened its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)... more

ERIKS takes over shares of Maagtechnic Group

On 11th February 2014, ERIKS announced having reached an agreement with Datwyler to acquire all shares of the Maagtechnic Group. This acquisition has been finalised successfully on 1 April 2014.


1981 Yamaha to take part in the ACU 350 Championship

Majenta Solutions, a supplier of computer-aided design engineering software and IT infrastructure solutions, is to sponsor British historic motorcycle race series champion, Mike Russell, throughout ... more

Fresh ideas mean fresh air on country walks for the Mountain Trike

Designed for use off-road and in difficult conditions, the Mountain Trike wheelchair needed reliable components capable of withstanding tough environments. To meet the demands, the designer specified ... more

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