Manufacturing Technologies

Free ticket offer for Global Manufacturing Festival

Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by

Local companies are being offered a free ticket to the Global Manufacturing Festival if they bring a business from outside the Sheffield City region to the popular event.

Businesses that purchase a ticket for the convention and trade show at Sheffield City Hall on March 22 will be able to take a partn…

EPSRC calls for research proposals

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has called for  proposals in three critical research areas focusing on innovative production processes.

The agency has identified reconfigurable assembly systems, self-adaptive equipment, and automation and mechanisation as fundam…

University of Birmingham signs up to the Easy Access IP initiative

Aerospace components manufacturer Goodrich has achieved the sc21 gold award
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by

The University of Birmingham has announced that it will be part of the Easy Access Innovation Partnership, which promotes new ways of transferring intellectual property (IP) to industry.

Traditionally, the link between industry and higher education has been poor – with intellectual property o…

Oxford Nanopore produces tiny, ultra-powerful device

Posted on 18 Feb 2012 by

Oxford-based producer of biotechnological sensors Oxford Nanopore announced it has successfully produced a sensor similar in size to a USB memory stick, able to decode DNA in a matter of hours.

The company yesterday presented DNA sequence data using its Nanopore ‘strand sequencing̵…

Special feature: The Manufacturing Innovation Forum

Hellidon Lakes
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by

On March 8, participants at a free Manufacturing Innovation Forum will hear where some of 2012’s biggest opportunities lie. Save the date, and book a place.

In early March, a community of like-minded manufacturing executives will gather at Hellidon Lakes in The Midlands in order to share best prac…

Manufacturing technologies: DIY, robot

Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by

Do-it-yourself modular robotics are slashing the cost of automation, finds Malcolm Wheatley.

Robots in manufacturing are hardly new. First gaining a toehold in the late 1970s and early 1980s, today such names as Kuka, Hitachi, ABB, and Unimation are a familiar sight in manufacturers within the a…