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Vote now for the Autodesk 2011 Inventor of the Year

Autodesk is inviting members of its manufacturing community to select the 2011 Inventor of the Year.It is asking community members to cast their vote on its website by choosing the best of the ... more

RoHS and WEEE awareness scheme

Farnell has been approached by the UK Government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to produce a background piece on RoHS and WEEE recasts (RoHS 2 and WEEE 2). Farnell will also be ... more

Bringing innovative products to life

Following the success of its Cool Idea! Award program in the United States last year, Proto Labs has announced the expansion of the program to include the European Union in 2012. The Award gives ... more

Mechanical engineering students to benefit from new support scheme

An educational support scheme has been launched for mechanical engineering students. Engineering Insight, which has sponsorship help from PC World Business and McGraw Hill Publishing, is designed to ... more

Promoting automation benefits

GAMBICA and Intellect will be holding a joint event on March 6 2012 at The Commonwealth Club in London to promote the concept of automation and its benefits to industry. The ‘Automated Britain – The ... more

Open day helps encourage pupils into manufacturing

Schaeffler has held an open day event at its automotive engine component manufacturing plant in Llanelli, South Wales, in which more than 60 pupils from local secondary schools took part.The event ... more

Hydraulic components and geared products markets to grow

According to a new report by IMS Research, the world market for hydraulic components used in industrial applications grew 25% to reach $7.9 billion in 2010 as almost two thirds of revenues lost ... more

Manus awards winners announced

IGUS UK has announced the winners of its manus awards.Firstly, the manus Plastic Bearing Innovation award has been presented to Trailerteq, with the award recognising the company’s use of a polymer ... more

UK manufacturing to benefit from robots

According to a recent study, Metra Martech’s Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment, published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in Tokyo, three million jobs have been ... more

Incentives encourage SMEs to innovate

The government has published details about incentives to spur companies to innovate and grow, including £75 million of funding targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses.Iain Gray, the Technology ... more

Guide-dog style robot is developed

NSK has developed a four legged, wheeled robot equipped with drive wheels on each of its legs which is capable of manoeuvring over flat and stepped terrain.The robot is capable of autonomously ... more

New mechanical drives factory opens

An open day has been held at Siemens Mechanical Drives’ new factory in Leeds.Siemens Mechanical Drives was created from the acquisition by Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies (IA&... more

Celebrating 20 years in industry

Fibox, the Finnish enclosure manufacturer, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a stand alone manufacturing and sales company.Fibox’s story began in 1991 when the current owner, Tapani Niemi, led a ... more

FIVE steps up to manufacturing

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, returning to FIVE, Farnborough, on February 15th and 16th, provides the perfect showcase for the best the UK has to offer, as well as the chance to meet the ... more

Scheme encourages students into industry

The CBI has welcomed the Government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative which enables pupils, teachers and careers advisors to see firsthand some of the UK’s world-class automotive facilities and ... more

UK-manufactured satellite releases high resolution imagery

SSTL Optisurf Imagery from a 300kg class earth observation satellite manufactured by Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) for the Nigerian space agency (NASRDA), has been released. The satellite has been able to ... more

TCT 2011 was a 'resounding success'

The organiser of TCT Live, Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG), has reported that the 2011 edition held this September was a resounding success, with both exhibitor and visitor numbers at record ... more

Transit seals for a gas terminal

Roxtec has worked with Total E&P on the multi million pound refurbishment of a laboratory at the 220 acre St Fergus Gas Terminal based 60 miles north of Aberdeen. The terminal receives natural ... more

Southern Manufacturing set for February

The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition is returning to FIVE, Farnborough, on February 15th and 16th 2012. A key factor to the show’s enduring popularity is the wide range of ... more

Network switch supply agreement

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed an agreement with Belden, allowing it to provide a long-term and stable supply of Hirschmann's Industrial Ethernet switches to customers for use with the ... more

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