Guillaume Feliksdal, CoFounder, FELIXprinters Alberto T. Estévez, Founder and Director, iBAG-UIC Barcelona BioDigital Architecture, is the fusion of biological and digital techniques in architecture, a true coming together of intelligence from nature and computational-based technology. The discipline starts with the premise that nature has the answers, and that as our scientific understanding advances, so too […]

Can machines think?

~ The potential of artificial intelligence in motors and drives ~ Computing Machinery and Intelligence, the seminal paper by Alun Turing, posed the question, “Can machines think?” Turing’s research proved that a digital computer could simulate the behaviour of any other digital machine, given enough memory and time.

This time it’s personal

~ How the customer journey will impact the future of manufacturing ~ Customisation has changed the way we purchase hundreds of items. For example, shoes were invented over 4,000 years ago but weren’t customised for left and right feet until the industrial revolution. Now, consumers expect a lot more than shoes moulded to each foot. […]

Riding the wave

Estimates show that wave power could supply ten per cent of the global demand for energy by the year 2050. If true, this would be a significant boost to a greener future, but currently, this renewable energy source is still in development. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of ceramic bearing specialist SMB Bearings, explains how […]

RS Components appoints Emma Botfield as new Regional Managing Director for UK and Ireland

Customer focus and new innovations to drive growth across the region LONDON, UK, 26 November 2020 – RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has appointed Emma Botfield to the role of Regional Managing Director, UK and Ireland. Emma will report […]

RMGroup offers best-in-class service and support to customers throughout the UK

Leading robotics and automation specialists, RMGroup, prides itself in offering its customers the best service and support provision throughout the UK. Consisting of a network of highly trained mechanical, electrical and control systems engineers, the Newtown-based manufacturer maintains that, even while adhering to current coronavirus restrictions, it can respond to any service or support requirement […]

Zoro celebrate 50% increase in product range and almost double workforce after three years of continuous growth

Zoro, UK supplier of fasteners, tools, and equipment to businesses within the engineering sector, is celebrating its third year of continuous growth with a team twice the size and an increased product range to that it started with. Since 2017, Zoro has gone from strength to strength, with plans to increase staff by another quarter within […]

New oscilloscope probes offer expanded capabilities for high frequency, high voltage applications and low current analysis

Yokogawa has launched a new range of high frequency, high voltage differential oscilloscope probes, combining proven features of its existing probes with new capabilities. The new range replaces six probes with three, offering a simpler choice for development engineers looking to test high performance systems. Recent trends for higher voltages in electric vehicles, railway inverters, […]

Connect with STEGO’s new IIoT Platform

Cloud service for IO-Link-based Industry 4.0 applications STEGO CONNECT is the latest contribution to the Industry 4.0 technology. The new Software-as-a-Service provides user-friendly access to network and control sensors and actuators based on the IO-Link protocol. Data storage and software functionality are centrally organised in the STEGO CONNECT cloud. Freely configurable dashboards, alerts and workflows give […]

RS Components is stocking an extensive range of RS PRO handheld T&M instruments

RS own brand range includes digital multimeters, voltage/current calibrators, insulation testers, temperature calibrators, and voltage indicators LONDON, UK, 26 November 2020 – RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, is now stocking an extensive range of RS PRO handheld test and […]


(25th November 2020, Ankeny, IA, USA) Leading micro molding specialist Accumold is maintaining a high profile at a series of virtual events, working around the COVID-19 restrictions in place that are frustrating the ability for organisers to host physical exhibitions and conferences across the world. Accumold usually undertakes an extensive calendar of event attendance across […]

EnBW Chooses Powerful, Resilient Delta Inverters for 2.62 MWp Solar Farm in Kenzingen

The photovoltaic system operates on a former demolition range of the French Army and saves 2,100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. EnBW Solar GmbH has operated the 4.4-hectare solar farm in Kenzingen, Germany since 2016. The roughly 9,900 photovoltaic modules and the powerful Delta-M50A inverters provide 2.62 megawatts of peak power and enough […]

Innovation and care for the environment:

Parker introduces new low GWP refrigeration dryer series for effective removal of water vapour from compressed air Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, prioritises continuous innovation and attention to the environment. It is introducing two new refrigeration dryer series, PSE (Polestar Smart-E) and SPS (Starlette Plus-E), to bring its complete range […]


Starrag Group company SIP is currently assembling a series of ultra high-precision jig boring machines destined for installation by multiple customers active in the aerospace industry. The five machines – comprising a four-axis horizontal model and the remainder three-/five-axis vertical designs – are scheduled for installation and commissioning during the second half of 2021.

Powell Electronics now Europe’s largest Positronic stockist

$2.5M investment following European New Business franchise deal November 2020: Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial, is to become Europe’s largest stocking distributor of Positronic connectors following a franchise deal signed by the two companies. Powell will hold $2.5M of inventory at its new European […]

From science fiction to reality

~ Five examples of automation that was once science fiction, but isn’t any more ~ Science-fiction has a long history of inspiring technology that we now use on a daily basis. The creators of Star Trek first envisioned sliding doors and cell phones back in the 1960s, while video calling was already being referenced in […]