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Technically drifted

08/01/2019

​It can be difficult to keep up with government education initiatives, both for mainstream and vocational routes. For the latter, most recently it’s been the move to compress some 13,000 vocational qualifications into ...

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Profound transformation

28/12/2018

Last month (October 2018), the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing’s flagship robotics and automation facility, Factory 2050, was officially opened, with Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP ...

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Saving the world

20/12/2018

Courtesy of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II series, this year will surely be remembered as the tipping point for global plastic pollution. Bubbling under is another environmental issue of resource depletion or ...

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Citizen Machinery's Low Frequency Vibration technology

19/12/2018

Citizen Machinery’s Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) swarf control technology, although popular, is still widely misunderstood. Andrew Allcock spoke to Citizen Machinery UK’s deputy managing director, Darren Wilkins, at ...

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Metal 3D printing moves up a gear with HP's Metal Jet

05/11/2018

High volume manufacturing in the automotive, industrial goods and medical sectors can now benefit from additive manufacturing, following HP Inc’s unveiling of its Metal Jet technology. Andrew Allcock was at the Chicago ...

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Powermill 2019 highlights & more

08/10/2018

Andrew Allcock visited Autodesk’s Birmingham facility to hone in on the very latest and most important developments in Powermill, revealing some details of next release 2019.1, while pointing to wider Autodesk ...

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Mobile & manufacturing - 5G commmunication

03/10/2018

​In March this year (see link at end of article), Machinery took a look at the potential of 5G mobile communications for manufacturing. The area is definitely hotting up, as Andrew Allcock reveals here

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Taking a walk through the Industry 4.0 landscape

01/10/2018

​Industry 4.0 encompasses all industries and all sectors. Machinery’s focus is on those technologies that deliver a benefit at the shopfloor. Andrew Allcock takes a stroll through relevant Industry 4.0 offerings to ...