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Minding the gap: training the next generation


Ford Engineering Group’s pre-apprenticeship training programme is being refreshed with a new provider and new teaching facilities that may also double up as a training facility for Haas Automation in the future. Will ...

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Thinking local: Faro opens UK metrology service centre


From June, the 1,800 Faro Technologies products installed in the UK can be serviced in Rugby. The service and calibration centre offers repairs, recalibration and recertification of Faro arms, Vantage laser trackers and ...

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Showmanship: MACH 2016 review


The biennial MACH exhibition is the UK’s number one manufacturing technology showcase. Machinery tracked down new launches for its June ‘Launched at MACH’ supplement, but offers these early observations on the event as ...

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National standard


Metrology expert Mitutoyo has been running its City & Guilds metrology training course for just over one year. Andrew Allcock visited to hear about the early success of the qualification and subsequent activity

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Innovation destination


Andrew Allcock visited Renishaw’s new Innovation Centre at its Wotton-under-Edge headquarters. An impressive and pivotal expansion, it is but one of a number for the successful global firm, he discovers

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Scanning confidence


NPL Huddersfield laboratories has undertaken research to help companies more reliably and repeatably employ non-contact laser scanning on a CMM. Andrew Allcock heard more at a recent Nikon Metrology Open Day event

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Training that measures up


Three new initiatives, from Mitutoyo UK, NPL and Hexagon Metrology, aim to give metrology training a long-overdue leg-up, reports Will Dalrymple [Article updated 5 March 2015]

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Machinery briefing - ISO 9001 update imminent


Global quality management system ISO 9001, first published in 1987, will see a major revision published next year – ISO 9001:2015. Standards organisation BSI's lead programme manager, governance & resilience Sally ...

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Roaring forties - Renishaw gets into its stride


Renishaw hit 40 earlier this year. Since 2000, it has been steadily growing its UK and international footprint, getting badly buffeted along the way, but is now in expansionist mood, as Andrew Allcock reports

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Control 2013 preview


Andrew Allcock previews the annual Control show, held at Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, highlighting just a few of the developments that will be unveiled