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Edwards to become part of Atlas Copco’s new vacuum solutions division

Atlas Copco is to acquire Edwards, a technology and market leader in sophisticated vacuum products and abatement solutions. The acquisition of Edwards offers Atlas Copco an opportunity to expand into ... more

Knowledge transfer partnerships to help ensure the future of UK nanotechnology

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), would like to encourage UK businesses to get involved in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). This is a programme led by the UK’s ... more

Manufacturers report a significant upturn in production

According to the CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturers have seen a significant rise in production levels in the three months to August, alongside markedly improved order books.... more

Final call for entries for Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship

Applications for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship need to be in by 31st August. The Scholarship is a £9,000 bursary for young women who have completed their GCSEs or A Levels and wish to study ... more

TÜV SÜD achieves SC21 Silver Award for aerospace and defence excellence

According to TÜV SÜD Product Service , it has become the only dedicated test house to be awarded SC21 Silver status, part of the UK aerospace, defence, security and space industries’ programme to ... more

CLPA reports boom in membership

The CC-Link Partners Association (CLPA) is seeing strong growth, with total membership now approaching 2000. In addition, the network’s installed base is close to 10 million devices.CC-Link features ... more

NAPIT Charge Up the Country with Electrical Vehicle Seminars

According to the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) statistics, sales of electric cars rose by 70 per cent in the first 7 months of 2013. This increased interest in the ... more

New University Technology College in Swindon to cater for students interested in a career in engineering

Team members from University Technology College (UTC) Swindon will be travelling to various towns around Wiltshire, within an 18 mile radius of the proposed Bristol Street site, visiting their ... more

Materials and manufacturing businesses in the North-West to receive £1.6m investment

In the North-West of England, 19 materials and manufacturing companies have been given the opportunity to expand their businesses with a new £1.6million investment programme.The Materials and ... more

Parvalux slashes geared motor prototype delivery time

Parvalux has installed a new solid machine prototyping service, ensuring that a ‘proof of concept’ of a geared motor can be delivered to a customer with a quick lead-time. Acting as the customer’s ... more

Winner of the annual IMechE railway challenge features Rockwell Automation technology

The winning locomotive at the IMechE Railway Challenge was designed and built by students at Huddersfield University’s Computing and Engineering School. It was judged to be the premier entry based on ... more

Mitsubishi Electric conference examines strategies for machine builders entering Asia and China

At a recent UK Machine Builder conference, hosted by Mitsubishi Electric, strategies for entering Asia and China and building sustainable business were explored.The rising wage and consumption levels ... more

New managing director for Schaeffler (UK)

Roger Evans MBE has been appointed as Schaeffler UK’s new managing director. Evans has taken over duties and responsibilities from Kate Hartigan, who is retiring after serving more than 19 years at ... more

Specialist gear manufacturer opens new plant in India in response to local demand

Specialist precision gear manufacturer, Microprecision, has officially opened its first manufacturing plant in India. Driven by local demand, primarily in the burgeoning aerospace sector, the new ... more

Technology centre for PCAP design and integration opened in London

User interface technology specialist, andersDX, has opened a European PCAP Touch Technology Centre, based at itsHQ in Camden, London. The Centre comprises a demonstration, innovation and development ... more

DSEI forum to examine the technologies applied to the defence industry

Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), the exhibition for air, land and sea applications of defence and security products and equipment, is to take place on 10 – 13th September 2013 ... more

ABB to provide power and automation technologies for FPSO in new $20 million order

ABB has been awarded an oil and gas contract worth $20 million for providing power and automation technologies to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) built by the Chinese ... more

Festo wins Gold Status from Investors in People

Festo has been awarded Gold Status from Investors in People, putting the company in the top 3% for world class business performance through its people. The company has held an Investor in People (IiP) ... more

IET temporarily relocates to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has completed its temporary move to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers premises at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster. The temporary co-location, ... more

Eplan becomes Siemens PLM solution partner

Eplan has become an official Siemens PLM Solution Partner. As part of this partnership, the companies have developed a future-proof integration of the Eplan platform into the Teamcenter PLM ... more

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