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Engineers in the Making find a home in two new engineering institutions for children

A fifteen-year mission to bring engineering into primary classrooms has taken its most ambitious step yet as Primary Engineer officially launches – The Institution of Primary Engineers and The Institution of Secondary Engineers today. Both Institutions have been built for the digital age and are set to change the way …

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BSRIA successfully extends the scope of its UKAS accreditation for sampling Formaldehyde & TVOCs

BSRIA has successfully extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation for sampling Formaldehyde and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) in accordance with BS EN 16000-3:2011 and BS EN 16000-6:2011 respectively. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are carbon-based substances that evaporate at room temperature and can be a common problem in indoor air quality. A simple, cost effective way …

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Karl Metcalfe joins AEMT as technical support

New recruit Karl Metcalfe joins the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) to offer technical support to its members and help develop the quality of AEMT service centres around the world. Coming from IECEx Certified Service Centre, Kirkby Lindsey in Hull, UK, Karl has worked within the rewind industry …

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Mouser Electronics adds local customer service in Brazil

Mouser Electronics has announced that it is expanding its Customer Service Centre operations to Brazil. The new customer service team — Mouser’s first in South America — will support electronic design engineers, buyers and hardware innovators across Brazil, helping them to locate the newest products for their designs. “This is a very …

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Schaeffler acquires XTRONIC

On 3 May 2019, Schaeffler signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of XTRONIC.  The takeover of the Böblingen, Germany-based company is expected to be completed in June 2019, once all closing conditions have been met. XTRONIC is a technology partner that develops customer-specific software and electronics solutions for the …

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Sage research reveals 99 per cent of process manufacturers preparing for growth despite challenging market conditions

Sage has released its global state of the nation report on process manufacturing, revealing a sector that’s taking charge of its own destiny despite growing change and uncertainty. As political uncertainty bites, almost two thirds of UK manufacturers say regulatory changes are affecting their business, with 82 per cent revealing …

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UK can lead the world in global space sector

The UK has the potential to become a world-class sustainable space industry leader if Government and business work together to grasp the opportunities presented by the growth in the global and UK space sectors, according to industry leaders. Speaking at a high-powered two-day space conference at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology …

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The TASI Group acquires Sierra Instruments

The TASI Group continues the growth of its Flow Segment business with the recent acquisition of Sierra Instruments, a global company specialising in the manufacture of flow measurement instrumentation.  This is the second acquisition finalised by The TASI Group in just two months. Offering flow and test solutions to international …

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Level measurement solutions for ammonia vaporisation skids

Ammonia vaporisation changes the state of ammonia from a liquid to a gas. Vaporised ammonia is important for use in industrial refrigeration and in pollution abatement technology, such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems used to neutralise nitrogen oxides from large electric utility and industrial boilers. Although ammonia is generally …

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Is your network holding you back from creating a Smart Factory?

Increasingly advanced automation using robotics, AGVs, smart machines and integrated logistics means that having a Smart Factory is becoming a necessity to remain competitive. However, none of this can happen without an effective means of carrying the data and control signals required to create an autonomous, interconnected, responsive and flexible …

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