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Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

The ongoing uncertainty around Brexit is encouraging many manufacturers and retailers to consider other supplier locations in low cost, higher risk countries to avoid possible trade barriers.  The latest analysis in the Global Supply Chain Risk Report, produced quarterly by Cranfield University and Dun & Bradstreet, found marked increases in Supplier Criticality (up 2%) …

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Rimac chooses Analog Devices to enable precision battery management in high performance electric vehicles

Analog Devices has announced that Rimac Automobili is planning to incorporate ADI’s precision battery management system (BMS) integrated circuits (ICs) into Rimac’s BMS. ADI’s technology provides Rimac’s BMS with the ability to extract maximum energy and capacity out of its batteries by calculating reliable State of Charge and other battery …

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Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

EngineeringUK is seeking enthusiastic STEM professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to volunteer across one of its programmes for young people. The Big Bang Fair, Robotics Challenge and Energy Quest programmes would love to see more volunteer applications from women, scientists and engineers from LGBTQI and different ethnic backgrounds, and apprentices and …

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Renishaw’s Sir David McMurtry awarded James Watt Gold Medal

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has awarded the James Watt International Gold Medal for 2019 to Sir David McMurtry, the co-founder and executive chairman of global engineering company, Renishaw. At a ceremony at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK, on November 21st, 2019, Sir David was …

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Former apprentice and motorsport legend opens new OAS training centre

Motorsport legend and former apprentice, Ross Brawn OBE has officially opened the new Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) Training Centre, which is run by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, on the UKAEA Culham site in Oxfordshire. Coventry-based MTC Apprenticeships has been procured by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science …

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Anritsu cooperates with Verkotan Oy to offer reliable and cutting-edge testing methods

Anritsu is a global tech company that helps companies innovate and develop products that use RF, optical and wireless communications such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 5G.  Anritsu welcomes the co-operation with Verkotan Oy. With Anritsu’s instruments and Verkotan’s knowledge and experience, 5G network equipment and 5G modem/phone customers can enjoy …

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UK’s largest celebration of STEM, The Big Bang Fair, announces new series of regional events

Schools and families will have the chance to be inspired by scientists and engineers on their doorstep with a new series of regional events announced today by the organisers of The Big Bang Fair, the country’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people. Last year the …

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New Timer and Clocks: control the moment and last for years

BEKA associates extensive new range of Timers and Clocks simplify process timing in both hazardous and non-hazardous areas. Including panel and field mounting models which can be configured to function with most sensors, they feature easy to read dual displays. These versatile instruments can be configured on-site as a Timer …

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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara explore crowd funding for innovators in newest “Engineering Big Ideas” video

Today Mouser Electronics and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara unveiled the third video in the Engineering Big Ideas series, part of their award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. To watch the third video in the series, go to https://mou.sr/EIT2019-3. In part three, Imahara meets with Josh Lifton, President of Crowd Supply, a successful crowd funding platform based …

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Black silicon can help detect explosives

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, and Melbourne Center for Nanofabrication developed an ultrasensitive detector based on black silicon. The device is able to detect trace amounts of nitroaromatic compounds and can be applied to identify …

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