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IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry

IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry
Creating persistent AR scenes with live data, schematics, forms and videos within minutes of installation is all possible now thanks to the new off-the-shelf app, for industrial users. iQagent, the app creator for industrial applications, announced the release of iQagent AR for IOS on the App Store. iQagent AR is the next evolution of the award-winning app iQagent, first released in 2012.
19th January 2018

Duke of Edinburgh Scheme award given to A&J Fabtech

Duke of Edinburgh Scheme award given to A&J Fabtech
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager Denise Bedford, MBE, back in November presented apprentices and employees from A&J Fabtech with their Kirklees DofE Supporter Certificates. A&J Fabtech, based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, supported the local DofE, run under the Kirklees Metropolitan Council, by donating and fitting an access platform. 
18th January 2018

Year of Engineering emphasises on digitalisation and robotics

Year of Engineering emphasises on digitalisation and robotics
This year is expected to bring a lot of exciting things to industry, but The Government’s ‘Year of Engineering’ Campaign, which has launched this week is certainly high up on the list. It includes a number of activities which recognise the role of digital and robotics as a crucial part of the portfolio of skills for engineering.
17th January 2018


UK manufacturing sector holds the line as a dark cloud looms

UK manufacturing sector holds the line as a dark cloud looms
After needing a recovery period last quarter, the UK manufacturing sector is building back up and has posted another solid performance across key financial indicators, as sales rose 3.94% and active companies increased by 16.66% year-on-year, according to new figures from the Creditsafe Watchdog Report. Growth was overshadowed by a 260.24% increase in bad debt owed to companies in Q4 compared to Q3, and an 8.67% rise in CCJs (County Court Judgments) over the same period.
17th January 2018

MTA and members show support to the Year of Engineering

MTA and members show support to the Year of Engineering
  The Year of Engineering is being fully supported by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). The Year of Engineering is a Government campaign, which launched this week to celebrate the world and wonder of UK engineering in 2018.
17th January 2018

Record-number of NNL entries in anglo-french competition

Record-number of NNL entries in anglo-french competition
Taking part in a competition open to British and French Nuclear scientists and leaders of the future is 16 National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) employees who will have to answer a question about energy. The competition, called Spark!, will see the 16 employees form teams to answer a question set by a panel of judges that is made up of leading figures from across industry.
16th January 2018

Rocfast lock assembly guide is your new selection assistant

Rocfast lock assembly guide is your new selection assistant
  There is now a new Rocfast guide to lock assembly now available free from FDB Panel Fittings, and is designed as a how-to-do-it selection assistant from the respected industry workers, specialising in cabinet and enclosure hardware.
15th January 2018

New online portal provides product configuration

New online portal provides product configuration
A full version product configuration and project management tool has been released by NORD Drivesystems as the myNORD Customer Portal, which is for UK customers and includes pricing, order processing and multiple user access. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS´ myNORD Customer Portal is now fully available to UK users online, and for non-registered customers, the portal allows use of the NORD Product Configurator - the comprehensive product sizing and configuration tool for geared motors, motors and drive electronics.
15th January 2018

Advice given to help firms with apprenticeship levy

Advice given to help firms with apprenticeship levy
To make the apprenticeship levy work for them, firms should get expert help says training specialist Develop Training. Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training Ltd (DTL), was commenting as a government inquiry prepares to hear views about the levy introduced in April last year. Many of those views are likely to be critical with some businesses complaining about red tape and branding the initiative a tax.
15th January 2018

UK manufacturing industry - where are the girls at?

UK manufacturing industry - where are the girls at?
An Inclusivity campaign is being launched by manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire. The campaign is backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, Parliamentary Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Business and for Women, and will be officially launched on 22nd January at Manor Grove in Handsworth, Birmingham.
12th January 2018


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Industry 4.0 Summit 2018
28th February 2018
United Kingdom Manchester
MACH 2018
9th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Drives & Controls 2018
10th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Engineering Design Show 2018
17th October 2018
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry