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MTC invests in youth skills with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has launched a new partnership with youth achievement award charity The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and received their licence certificate at a recent Gold Award Presentation in St James’s Palace. The link-up means MTC apprentices will be offered the chance to take part in the …

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Ensuring semiconductor quality by getting up close

In the electronics and semiconductor industry, the trend over many decades has been to miniaturise components to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for wearable and mobile devices that have far more processing power than many desktop computers. In the 21st century, miniaturisation enables a myriad of tiny yet functionality-packed integrated circuits …

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Casella’s VAPex Sampling Pump wins New Product of the Year award

Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has won Occupational Health and Safety’s 2019 ‘New Product of the Year Award’ for its VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump. Casella’s VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump was selected as the best new product in the Industrial Hygiene: Air Sampling category by …

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OMC’s FDH1M SMA fibre optic housing wins Elektra Award for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design and manufacture, has won the coveted Elektra Award 2019 for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems.  The Cornwall, UK-based company has an enviable reputation for producing high-quality, innovative fibre-optic systems and providing solutions for challenging applications in industries ranging from aerospace through to …

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RS Components releases 2019 Indirect Procurement Report: ‘The Future of MRO’

RS Components (RS) has launched ‘The Future of MRO’ – an Indirect Procurement Report following research on the category of Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO). The annual White Paper report is in its third year, and follows a survey conducted among 735 procurement professionals globally – all members of the Chartered …

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Power quality monitoring from Bender UK proves a vital tool for ROV operators

Power quality monitoring equipment from Bender UK is being used by a global subsea ROV operator to verify the integrity of power supplies offshore. It is the first application of Bender power quality monitoring technology in the subsea sector.   The company’s insulation monitors and earth fault location technologies are widely …

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Biogas leakage – how to protect your AD plant from the silent killer

The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has come a long way in a short space of time, growing by 350% in a decade to 648 operational facilities. Yet while many efficiency and health & safety advancements have been made across the industry in recent years, there remains room for improvement. …

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With Chauvin Arnoux, Dover College students know the drill!

When repeated failures of the electronic tachometers fitted to pillar drills in the student workshop at Dover College meant that students were at risk of being unable to complete their assignments in time for assessment, the college needed to find a fast, reliable and affordable fix. Off-the-shelf digital panel meters …

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Renesas and MinebeaMitsumi collaborate on development of stepping motor solutions for robots, OA equipment, and medical/nursing equipment

Renesas and MinebeaMitsumi today announced the joint development of resolver-based (angle sensor) stepping motor and motor control solutions optimised for use in robots, office automation (OA) equipment, and medical/nursing care equipment. These applications require motors with higher precision motor control, miniaturised form factors, and improved resistance to environmental influences. Working …

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Artificial Intelligence set to revolutionise manufacturing

The UK has the potential to lead the world in the application of artificial intelligence for manufacturing, according to an AI lead at Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre. Dr Nandini Chakravorti, technology manager for the data and information systems team at the MTC, said the UK has the largest artificial intelligence …

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