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The IET celebrates Pride in STEM

The IET celebrates Pride in STEM
Savoy Place, London’s leading tech venue, is celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion for Pride Month by flying the rainbow flag throughout June and again on the 5 July for LGBT STEM Day. The venue, which is also the UK flagship home for the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), is showing visibility to raise awareness and increase support for LGBTQ+ people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). There are also flags flying at IET’s Stevenage site as well as at IET Birmingham: Austin Court.
17th June 2019

It could take almost 200 years for gender equality in construction

It could take almost 200 years for gender equality in construction
GMB, the construction union, has revealed it will take nearly 200 years to achieve gender equality in the construction industry. The analysis, revealed at GMB’s annual Congress in Brighton today, shows at the current rate of growth, the number of women in construction will equal men by the year 2194.
17th June 2019

Five simple steps to maximising energy efficiency

Five simple steps to maximising energy efficiency
Though compressed air is a key element in many commercial and industrial set-ups it is extremely expensive to produce. To improve economic performance and reduce their environmental impact plant operators can adopt a few simple strategies to get the most out of their compressed air system, BOGE’s general manager, Mark Whitmore explains how.
17th June 2019


Industrial tools swell distributor portfolio

Industrial tools swell distributor portfolio
Top brand DEWALT is the latest addition to Conrad’s 2019 product initiative bringing more than 150 industrial power tools, tool attachments and universal, machine-related accessories.
12th June 2019

Primary school pupils challenged to design and build EVs

Primary school pupils challenged to design and build EVs
  Primary school pupils from ten schools across the Coventry and Warwick area will take part in a celebration event and competition on the 11th June hosted by Schneider Electric and Primary Engineer, to showcase the results of their hands-on experience of designing, building and styling their own electric vehicle.
10th June 2019

The Institution of Primary Engineer welcomes its first Honorary fellow

The Institution of Primary Engineer welcomes its first Honorary fellow
The Institution of Primary Engineers and The Institution of Secondary Engineer has named Nick Ellins, CEO of Energy and Utility Skills as its first honorary fellow in the energy and utilities sector. The Institutions, launched at the House of Lords on 17th May, set out to continue the work of Dr Susan Scurlock MBE, who’s Primary Engineer organisation currently utilises a range of programmes to engage with over 60,000 pupils across the UK and over 4,000 teachers from primary schools upwards.
5th June 2019

Innovation in factory automation and robotics

Innovation in factory automation and robotics
Electronic Specifier’s Joe Bush caught up with Matthieu Chevrier, Systems and Application Manager, Texas Instruments (TI), to find out the role the company’s solutions are playing in helping to shape the factories of tomorrow. The catch-22 scenario for manufacturing is that times to market are shrinking, yet design complexity is increasing rapidly. Therefore, there are a number of emerging trends that are driving industrial processing. These are listed below.
3rd June 2019

The EMS provider that takes customers on a journey

The EMS provider that takes customers on a journey
Providing support at different levels of the manufacturing process, Chemigraphic is a company that aims to help manufacturers along the customer journey, providing guidance every step of the way. Chemigraphic, a design-led Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider works for OEM customers across a number of industries.
31st May 2019

Q&A with ES Precision a launchpad finalist at Subcon

Q&A with ES Precision a launchpad finalist at Subcon
Another finalist of the Subcon launchpad awards is ES Precision, a provider of laser processing services for marking, engraving and surface/thin material processing. This is the first year the launchpad awards will take place at the Subcon show and six engineering and manufacturing startups have made the final to try and impress and win a lump sum of money plus a stand at Subcon 2020.
30th May 2019

Offshore inspection equipment from Scotland wins manus award

Offshore inspection equipment from Scotland wins manus award
Remote intervention tooling and subsea engineering specialist, ToolTec has reason to celebrate: Its offshore inspection unit has won the manus award 2019 - a prize awarded by igus for the creative use of high-performance plastic bearings. Second place went to a floating catamaran, and third place to a driver assistance system for people with limited physical mobility.
30th May 2019


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16th September 2019
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Engineering Design Show 2019
16th October 2019
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30th October 2019
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