Digital technologies essential for UK manufacturing to power international competitiveness but SMEs still lagging behind

British manufacturing companies have taken significant steps in adopting digital technologies with some 80% confident that Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) will be a reality in their businesses by 2025, according to new research, ‘Bouncing Back Smarter: Innovation Monitor 2020’, published today by Make UK – the manufacturers’ organisation –  and Infor. The …

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RS Components launches go-kart design competition to promote STEM skills through motorsport

RS Components (RS) today announced its PDC go-kart design competition – an opportunity for students to design the bodywork (livery) of PDC Racing’s new go-kart for the 2021/22 season, and win a STEM day at their school. The competition is open to children in the UK and Ireland, aged 7–16 …

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CP Automation appoints new business development manager

Supply, installation and repair specialist, CP Automation has appointed Jim Rosser as business development manager to oversee the complementary products to variable speed drives (VSDs) and materials handling areas of the business. The new appointment will facilitate the strategic expansion of the company’s operations. CP Automation specialises in the supply …

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MTS awarded two contracts valued at $17 million collectively

MTS has announced two new awards for its test and simulation business totaling $17 million in contractual value. MTS will partner with a leading multi-national engineering and manufacturing conglomerate to provide a fault ride through tester for its offshore wind business. This first-of-a-kind solution will help maintain power generation stability …

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RS Components reveals winners of VEX Robotics STEM coding challenge

RS Components (RS) has announced the winners of its online STEM coding challenge run in collaboration with educational robotics systems provider VEX Robotics. The challenge was split into three age categories: primary school students, lower secondary school students, and upper secondary school students. The challenge involved two coding tasks to …

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IMechE and Autodesk launch Design Challenge partnership

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and software company Autodesk have agreed a partnership to support the Design Challenge, the Institution’s fastest growing competition for engineering students. The partnership is marked by the launch of a new website for the 2021 Design Challenge which was built with support from Autodesk. The Design Challenge …

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ION Science launches new global websites

In a key strategic move to reflect the changing needs of its global customer base, Cambridgeshire-based ION Science – leading manufacturer of gas detection instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring applications – has launched re-designed Global websites at www.ionscience.com. Boasting a streamlined, modern design, ION Science’s striking new website …

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ABB to deliver €10 million of production improvements for leading downstream operator

ABB has been awarded the contract to improve asset integrity across MOL’s downstream assets, through changing mindset, standardising processes and software and ensuring integrity management is focused on the right equipment.  The project spanning MOL DS Production plants in Hungary, Slovakia, and Croatia, will implement standardised asset integrity procedures in …

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New partnership offers a competitive Edge

Mitsubishi Electric and Stratus Technologies are working together to build futureproof IIoT solutions. The combination of Mitsubishi Electric’s MAPS software suite and Stratus’ ztC Edge platform delivers flexibility, advanced functions and continuous availability making the setup particularly suitable for plants running continuous processes and operations. Merging Information Technology (IT) and …

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Delivering fast and accurate medical diagnoses

In medieval times, medical diagnoses largely relied on the use of urine wheels — charts that corresponded urine colour with different diseases. While urology remains an important area of study, doctors now rely on a multitude of tests to diagnose patients. Slow and incorrect diagnosis delays treatment, so how can …

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