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Sourcing high quality castings from low cost base countries

For nearly forty years, Blue Diamond has been combining its engineering skills with the ability to source manufacture of metal, plastic and rubber components from off-shore suppliers, particularly in ... more

Miniature self-charging tracking device developed

Roke Manor Research (Roke) has developed AGITATE, a self-charging miniaturised device which generates a radio signal that can be tracked up to an estimated 200km away. With the device, a small ... more

Manufacturer to hold open day in drive to recruit 40 apprentices

Body and trailer manufacturer, Cartwright, has launched a recruitment drive for 40 new apprentices. The apprenticeships are targeted at 16 – 19 year olds who are being invited to apply as well as ... more

Exhibition to showcase innovations from Brunel University's School of Engineering and Design

The Made in Brunel design and Engineering show is returning to The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, on London's South Bank from Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 June 2013. The exhibition showcases the talents of ... more

Bernstein's 'Safe Gate' of interest to Railtex visitors

According to Bernstein, Railtex 2013, which took place earlier this month, was one of the best shows it has ever attended - in terms of both the volume and quality of leads generated. The company’s ... more

Electric screwdriver designed for tight spaces receives Cool Idea! Award

An electric screwdriver designed for tight spaces by Flipout Screwdrivers, has received a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Proto Labs, the manufacturer of CNC machined and injection moulded parts, ... more

BLOODHOUND project could 'inspire millions of children to become engineers'

According to Richard Noble OBE, smashing the land speed record next year can convince people of the benefits of risk-taking and inspire a generation.In a keynote speech to almost 200 global risk ... more

Tamper proof cleat could reduce copper cable thefts from UK railways

At its peak, cable theft was estimated to cost the UK economy £770million per annum. While there has been a dramatic reduction in the incidents after a major crack down by the British Transport ... more

Robust and lightweight train wheel diameter gauge

The robust IDK series gauge from Riftek is a simple to use gauge that enables wheel diameter measurement to be carried out in under 30 seconds. Available from Ixthus Instrumentation, this uses a ... more

When safety is paramount...

Bearings are just one component that needs to be able to withstand the hostile environments faced by industries such as aerospace, automotive and rail. Matthew Aldridge, director at igus UK, reviews ... more

Spelsberg moves to new UK headquarters

SPELSBERG UK has moved into new fit-for-purpose headquarters in Telford to support its continuing growth. The move will allow the company to continue its investment in its customisation services ... more

Range Rover Evoque scholarship programme opened for female students or apprentices

Zara Phillips visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show to announce a new engineering scholarship programme. The Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will provide a £9,000 bursary to three female students ... more

SICK’s publication makes guest appearance on TV comedy panel show

SICK UK’s in-house magazine SICKInsight, featured on a recent edition of the TV show, Have I Got News for You! SICKInsight featured as guest publication in the missing words round in which panellists ... more

Record year for drive recycling scheme

ABB's drive recycling scheme achieved a record total for 2012, with 31 tonnes of drives being recycled during the year. Over 96% by weight of these drives were recycled, with much of the copper, ... more

Dassault Systèmes to provide a complete design optimisation solution following acquisition of FE-DESIGN

Dassault Systèmes has announced the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. The acquisition expands Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA applications to provide a complete design ... more

Easy Raspberry Pi expansion with new USB hub

Cyntech Components has announced that first production samples of its Pi-themed USB hub design have completed formal evaluation and approval by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The company will have ... more

Body Pressure Measurement System used in crash test on BBC1 programme Bang Goes the Theory

During an episode of Bang Goes the Theory, Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System, BPMS, was used in a low speed crash test to determine if rear-facing seats in an automobile are safer than those ... more

Exhibition to showcase micro, precision, mems and nano technologies

Micro Nano Mems 2013 – the definitive showcase for micro, precision, mems and nano manufacturing technologies – will take place on the 25th and 26th September 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. Now in its ... more

Acquisition broadens Southco's access hardware solutions range

Southco has acquired Unikey Industrial Components, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. The acquisition will broaden Southco's range of engineered access hardware solutions and extends the company’s ... more

Battery powered surveillance solution delivers 'fortress-like' ring of security

A combination of Plextek’s Blighter B202 Mk 2 portable electronic scanning ground surveillance radar and Liteye’s Aquila PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance system is offering a ... more

 
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