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Steaming ahead with energy recovery

16 Jul 2015 | By Will Stirling

UK spinout company Heliex Power has found a way to help industry address one of its most enduring waste issues.


Industry 4.0 smart factory systems

Industry 4.0. Do you know what it is yet?

20 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

Industry 4.0 is changing the world of manufacturing, but what - if anything - does it mean for the UK’s SME heartland?

Kathleen Kennedy

May the Force be with the engineers

11 Nov 2014

The chief executive of InnovateUK confesses to his fear of Darth Vader and praises the efforts of engineers in the UK’s world-leading special effects industry.

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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

29 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill


March 1914: George Westinghouse

4 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

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  • CRP set to present 3D-printed products for space industry at the Show Satellite show

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:57 GMT

    At the Small Satellite show from 8­–13 August in Logan, Utah, CRP USA will display the latest 3D-printed solutions for the space industry made in Windform, a range of polyamide-based materials reinforced with glass fibres or carbon fibres. 

  • WDS releases range of long-last clamps suitable for any workshop or garage

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:54 GMT

    The Spencer Franklin Hydraclamp range from WDS Components has been developed to provide total stability and accessibility to engineers, electricians, mechanics and hobbyists alike. Objects ranging in weight from a few grams to 750kg can be quickly and securely held in any position — making it easy for work to be carried out by a single person.

  • Product brochure: systemised marking with accompanying variants from Weidmüller

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:42 GMT

    This brochure presents a range of accompanying marker variants from Weidmüller. Products covered include transparent sleeves, shrink-fit tubes, cable markers, labels and tag carriers.

  • Video feature: andon lights with manual switch operation

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:21 GMT

    The WIN wireless monitoring system from WERMA can be used in applications where a call-for-action system is required. For example, in an assembly or packaging area, you may have andon lights fitted to the lines to indicate the status of the work being carried out there.

  • Renishaw-sponsored Shaun the Sheep sculpture goes on display in Bristol

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:54 GMT

    Renishaw is sponsoring a new sculpture of Shaun the Sheep as part of the ‘Shaun in the City’ charity sculpture trail across Bristol, which supports The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity. The sculpture, entitled ‘Arabian Lights’, is located in the entrance of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and is one of 70 Shauns that will ‘graze’ across Bristol throughout July and August 2015.

  • Delcam set to present the results of jewellery manufacturing project at dissemination event

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:55 GMT

    The results of the PRECIOUS project on the use of additive manufacturing in the jewellery industry will be presented at a dissemination event to be held on 20 August as part of the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the Birmingham School of Jewellery. PRECIOUS is a research and development project being managed by Delcam.

  • Product brochure: systemised marking with industrial printers from Weidmüller

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:26 GMT

    This brochure presents a range of industrial printers from Weidmüller. Products covered include the PrintJet ADVANCED inkjet printer, the MCP Plus plotter and the MCP Basic plotter.

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