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Nominate exceptional engineers and technicians for the IET Achievement Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened nominations for its prestigious Achievement Awards 2019. The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals from all over the world who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of engineering, technology and science in any sector. This can be through research …

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Gotthard Railway Tunnel relies on Spelsberg WKE fire-resistant junction boxes

It would be no exaggeration to call the Gotthard Railway Tunnel an engineering marvel. Stretching 57km in length, at up to 2,450m deep through the Swiss Alps – it is both the longest and deepest tunnel in the world. This application environment presents a substantial challenge to those trying to …

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New addition to Air Monitors team

Air Monitors has announced the addition of Craig Sexton to its technical sales team. Craig will be based in Barnsley and responsible for customers and prospects in northern England. Welcoming Craig to the team, Air Monitors MD Jim Mills says: “This is an exciting time to join our company. Public, …

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MTC works on aerospace world-first

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre is playing a major role in a ground-breaking project to develop the world’s first unmanned variable buoyancy-powered ultra-long endurance aircraft. The autonomously-controlled Phoenix aircraft has undergone successful test flights and has the potential to take the lead in the world development of pseudo-satellites. Pseudo-satellites are …

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ProGlove introduces new IoT wearable for automotive, logistics and manufacturing

ProGlove is launching its second generation of smart gloves. The MARK 2 will be presented to the public at this year’s IoT Tech Expo in London together with the company slogan “For a Smarter Workforce”. The new wearable stands out because of its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection, larger scan range, increased scans …

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IET: London Savoy Place to exhibit at IMEX in Frankfurt 2019

IET London: Savoy Place will be exhibiting at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place between 21-23 May 2019, located at England Pavilion stand F340. As the UK flagship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), IET London: Savoy Place is one of the UK’s leading venues for STEM events (Science, …

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Tektronix names Tami Newcombe as president

Tektronix has announced that Tami Newcombe has been promoted to president of Tektronix. Newcombe joined Tektronix in early 2017 as commercial president and has been responsible for leading global sales and marketing. In her elevated role, Newcombe will report to Pat Byrne, who previously served as president of Tektronix and is currently senior …

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Nanusens solves the bottleneck preventing MEMS sensor market growing from billion to trillions

British electronics company, Nanusens, has opened a new funding round on CrowdCube. It expects this to be the last chance for investors to be able to easily invest in its disruptive technology via CrowdCube before the Series A round later this year for institutional investors. The company has a solution …

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Berlin company helps remove half a ton of ocean plastic

Thanks to the efforts of one company from Berlin, there is now half a ton less plastic waste floating in our oceans. Family-owned Knick Elektronische Messgeräte has contributed to the funding of a worldwide ocean clean-up campaign by purchasing 1,000 recycled bracelets. The bracelets are made and sold by 4Ocean, …

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Michigan mission to the MTC

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has hosted a visit by top level officials from the US state of Michigan, keen to learn about the MTC’s world-leading capabilities in advanced manufacturing. The visitors included senior representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, along with manufacturing experts from the US  Institute for  …

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