The first ‘Carbon Literate’ engineering students in the world have successfully completed their training at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Second year undergraduate students from Manchester Metropolitan’s Product Design and Technology BSc and Design Engineering BSc courses took part in the special training, which was embedded into their overall teaching. CarbonLiteracy is an awareness of climate change and knowledge of the ‘green’ actionswe can take to keep the planet healthy – and the next generation of engineerswill play a […]

Delta’s Highly Integrated Building Automation Solutions Present at the Smart Building Levante Exhibition 2018

Idilio Ciuffarella, General Manager of Delta Building Solutions, Delta Electronics EMEA region, commented, “Delta has a complete portfolio of solutions for smart buildings that have been widely and successfully implemented in many different environments, such as offices, shopping malls, hotels, stadiums, airports, hospitals and so on. The focus on progressing building automation drives the development […]

Greater Manchester Mayor calls on local schools to get involved and encourage the City’s young into professional engineering careers.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has today called on all schools and community groups to get involved in this year’s “If you were an engineer,what would you do?” competition. Last year the competition attracted over 37,000 entries nationally, and over 2400 were from Greater Manchester. Speaking at the launch to a room full of school […]

With the two-stage NORDBLOC.1 bevel gear unit, NORD launched high performance, washdown-optimised aluminium drives for hygienic applications. Now, the drive specialist expands its successful series with smaller gear units for torques up to 50 Nm and thereby offers an efficient alternative to worm gear units – for example for smaller conveyor belts.

The new SK 9×0072.1 series has a power range from 0.12 to 1.1 kW and covers speed ratios from 3.03 to 47.67 : 1. The two-stage helical bevel gear units are characterised by high efficiencies, compact design, top reliability and long working life. The high-strength aluminium housing guarantees high rigidity and maximum durability with low […]


The Academy for Skills and Knowledge, at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria, was officially opened today by the Secretary of State for Defence,Gavin Williamson. “To support this, we continue to workclosely with local schools and colleges and we see the academy as anotherpositive step towards helping to raise standards of education in thearea.” The […]

Tech Industry Strength could lead to London and the South East dominating STEM Jobs Growth

The current dominance of London and the South East inTech Industry occupations threatens to further skew the growth of employment inscience, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries in coming years,according to research by jobs market experts Emsi commissioned by educationcharity EDT. Regions will need to decide how best to retain local young peoplein STEM roles. […]

Analytik partner, Particle Metrix, to showcase the next generation ZetaView® TWIN Laser NTA system to improve the study of extracellular vesicles and other nanoparticles at UKEV Forum 2018.

Cambridge, UK, 10th December 2018:Analytik, leading suppliers of innovative analytical instrumentation andParticle Metrix distribution partner for the UK and Ireland, announce thelaunch of the Particle Metrix ZetaView® TWIN Laser system for improved NTAmeasurements. E xosomes are a type of extracellular vesicle (EV) naturally produced in the human body. They were once thought to be little […]

Delta Hosts Official Side Event at the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) to Promote Technological Innovation for Energy Resilience

Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, organized an official side event today, at the Katowice COP24 Climate Change Conference in Poland, to reflect on the role of distributed energy resources in advancing the energy resilience of cities. Delta’s perspective as a technology provider was complemented in the event by the contributions […]

Cast in concrete – Innovative vibration damping on truck-mounted concrete pumps with strain sensors

The trend on truck-mounted concrete pumps is for greater reach with less weight. Technical advances at Schwing are currently making it one of the market leaders in this field. In order to raise operator comfort levels on truck-mounted concrete pumps with large booms, the company has launched an innovative vibration damping system. Schwing, in partnership […]


Ishida Europe has extended itsrange of x-ray inspection systems with the launch of two models specificallydesigned for larger size products and pack formats.The new IX-EN-5592 and IX-GN-5523can detect a wide range of foreign bodies in large and heavy products, bothpacked and unpacked, such as transit cases and blocks of cheese.  Their high-capacity inspection chambers –550mm […]

Three outstanding women celebrated as Young Woman Engineers of the Year 2018

Three young female engineers have been recognised at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their work in engineering. IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year:  Sophie Harker (27), is an Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer for BAE Systems. In her role, Sophie performs aerodynamic and performance analyses […]

The government has just yesterday announced an aerospace sector deal as part of their industrial strategy. This deal looks to build on the UK’s success in the sector by positioning the UK to take advantage of the global move towards hybrid-electric and electric propulsion and to exploit related new markets – drones and Urban Air Mobility vehicles.

Chris Hayhurst, European Consultant Manager, MathWorks comments: “It is fantastic to see the UK Government call for more collaboration between the aerospace industry and education providers to guarantee we have the talent available to be competitive in the worldwide market. We already know the country has an engineering skill gap with EngineeringUK predicting an annual […]

Apprenticeships Are The Answer To Falling Uni Numbers – Training Specialist DTL

Develop TrainingLimited (DTL), a leading provider to the utilities and construction sector,says apprenticeships can meet many of the challenges thrown up by fallinguniversity numbers. Many commentators have blamed high tuition fees for a growing number of young people applying for university, raising fears of a lack of social mobility. But DTL points out that school […]

Detecting Gas Leakage from a Refrigeration Plant Compressor

FLIRSystems reports how its GF304 optical gas imaging camera has been used todetect Freon R-124 gas leaks from a refrigeration plantcompressor without interrupting or shutting down operations.FLIRSystems reports how its GF304 optical gas imaging camera has been used todetect Freon R-124 gas leaks from a refrigeration plantcompressor without interrupting or shutting down operations. Most modern refrigerants are organofluorine compounds, […]

Subcon co-locates with The Engineer Expo and Advanced Manufacturing Show for the first time

• Subcon –the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show returns 4-6 June at the NEC• 2019 set to feature expanded exhibition space as Subcon co-locates withAdvanced Manufacturing Show and The Engineer Expo for the first time London, 13 December 2018, Subcon, the UK’s premier subcontractmanufacturing supply chain show, has confirmed it will return to the […]

Dematic launches Engineering Design Apprenticeship programme

Dematichas launched an Engineering Design Apprenticeship programme this September witha cohort of four students – two starting a four-year course in MechanicalEngineering Design and two in Controls Engineering Design. Under the scheme,arranged in collaboration with Warwick Trident College (part of WCG), successfulstudents will achieve NVQ Level 3 on completion of the four-year course, withan option […]

Emerson Completes Acquisition of iSolutions Inc. Acquisition expands Emerson’s consultancy strength and digital transformation expertise

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has acquired iSolutions Inc., a Canadian-based consulting group with expertise designing and implementing data management solutions. iSolutions provides organisations with decision-support tools to make data-driven production and operational decisions based on the analysis of real-time insights from integrated field and plant systems. Theacquisition will accelerate delivery of Emerson’s new digital transformationroadmap by […]

Resolve Optics is a leading OEM supplier of custom fixed focus and zoom lens optimised to operate in the ultraviolet (UV) region (200-400 nanometres).

Working with instrument, camera and sensor manufacturers – Resolve Optics has developed high performance custom UV lenses for applications in astronomy, artwork authentication, electronics, fire detection, forensics, law enforcement, medical, non-destructive testing, nuclear inspection and spectrophotometry  In forensic investigation and fingerprinting – Resolve Optics is recognised as the leading supplier of RUVIS lenses based upon their proprietary […]

TR launches the EPW, a self-extruding high strength screw for thin sheet metal The TR patented fastening solution saves customers time and production costs

TR Fastenings (TR), the global engineer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial fasteners, has designed, developed and patented a new fastening solution, the EPW thread-forming screw for thin sheet metal. The EPW screw is a self-extruding, high strength thread-form fastener which creates its own female thread in punched sheet metal, thereby dramatically reducing assembly times and […]

Detecting Gas Leakage from a Refrigeration Plant Compressor

FLIR Systems reports how its GF304 optical gas imaging camera has been used to detect Freon R-124 gas leaks from a refrigeration plant compressor without interrupting or shutting down operations. Most modern refrigerants are organofluorine compounds, and while they are not ozone-depleting, some blends contain Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs).  Freon™ R-124 is a widely used hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) based refrigerant used in centrifugal chillers employed […]