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Stocking fillers that engineers will love

Posted on December 15th, 2013 by bud

Wondering what small bits to get an engineer for xmas, wonder no more … here’s a quick list we put together for you. Radio controlled helicopters (some of which can record video and be controlled with an app on a phone !). Amazon has the one we tried out (with the camera and phone app) […]

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Even though they could’ve 3D printed it, they didn’t … and stuck to tradition

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by bud

Even though Im a massive advocate into 3D printing and how it is the start of our “maker era” its always nice to see the traditional forms of prototyping still in play. In the video below, Charles Douglas explains how he sculpts the F-Type out of an armature that is milled 50 millimeters below the […]

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Drop a few of these 3D printed sugar cubes into your coffee!

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by bud

[wpcol_1third]I am absolutely loving the innovation explosion with 3D manufacturing[/wpcol_1third] It’s one of the biggest google keyword hitters at the moment, and its definitely in the news a bit, even for the wrong reasons. However you look at it, 3D printing is definitely going to revolutionise the way we acquire/buy things … The ultra cheap […]

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The future of automated building design

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by bud

I hesitated when it came to adding this video to our site because it doesn’t quite link to “factory automation” … however, having watched it a few times (because of how fascinated I was), I’ve changed my mind. This is exactly how automation should be moving towards … to a point where were not having […]

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The Best Automotive Plant I Have Ever Seen!

Posted on July 19th, 2013 by bud

I’ve worked in the Automotive sector for over 10 years and the use of Robotics and Automation systems has definitely been embraced and used well in a lot of the applications I have seen, but nothing compares to this … Tesla have really taken the bull by the horns and are a prime example of […]

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How do they get those markings onto syringes?

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by bud

Today, syringe casings may not be marked how you might think (tyically pad printing and labeling). Matthews Marking have a great example of how it can be achieved using a modified thermal transfer printing method … ingenuity at its best. If you’ve got an application like this (or anything that requires Factory Automation) post your requirements on […]

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Application Story – High Speed Robot Stacking System

Posted on July 2nd, 2013 by bud

How RG Luma are helping Honeytop Speciality Foods Ltd improve productivity and hygienic conditions RG Luma, using ABB’s robotic technology has helped transform the production of pancakes at the Honeytop Speciality Food Ltd plant, by the installation of two lines each utilising four FlexPicker IRB 360 robots for the picking and stacking of pancakes. The […]

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Engineering and Machinery Alliance Handbook

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by bud

The EAMA the Engineering and Machinery Alliance – an association made up of twelve manufacturing and engineering trade associations representing the UK at a European level has issued the third edition of the EAMA handbook – a guide to funding, finance, tax tips and government grants and  funds available. This is an extremely useful handbook containing […]

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Sensors powered by differences in temperature between the body and the surrounding air?

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by bud

I didn’t think it was possible but MIT researchers have actually done it. Its based on a concept that NASA originally used where their space probes harvested heat from radioactive plutonium. Semiconductors can produce a similar effect between its hotter and colder sides and Enocean have a patented bit of kit that does just that. These self powered […]

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