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Apprenticeship Levy limitations and technical teacher shortages threaten economic growth

The UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy, especially with increasing reliance on home-grown talent post-Brexit, according to a new report. Led by the Royal Academy of Engineering and with significant input from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Engineering Skills for the Future – …

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RS Components set to launch second comedy podcast series

RS Components (RS) has started production of its second comedy podcast series following the 5-star rating of its popular History Makers series, released last year. With a brand new title for 2019, to reflect its originator, The DesignSpark Podcast will feature a cocktail of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches …

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Electrocomponents announces the acquisition of Monition

Electrocomponents has completed the acquisition of Monition, a UK-based pioneer in the design, development and application of leading reliability and condition-monitoring systems. Monition will initially operate as an extension of our Technical Services operation, within the RS Northern European sub-region of EMEA. This acquisition will greatly enhance the existing range …

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EarthSense announces Enviro Technology Services as UK distributor for Zephyr air quality sensors

Air quality expert, EarthSense has announced a channel partnership with leading supplier and service provider of environmental monitoring systems, Enviro Technology Services (ET). This partnership sees Enviro Technology Services become the distributor of EarthSense Zephyr air quality sensors to local authorities across the UK. The Zephyr air quality sensor has …

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Mouser puts its weight behind Sensors & Instrumentation Live

Industry giant Mouser Electronics has signed up as the headline sponsor for this year’s Sensors & Instrumentation Live, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 25 and 26 September 2019. Mouser Electronics is a leading authorised distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for over 700 industry leading manufacturers. With …

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Technical training for Chinese distributor

As part of the company’s commitment to quality and reliability, Signal Group regularly runs service and technical training courses for its international distributors. The most recent to benefit from this were four visitors from Signal’s Chinese distributor, Beijing Leshi Alliance Tech. The training covered Signal’s most popular products including portable …

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Miniature pressure scanner takes to the sky

A highly-miniaturised pressure scanner which has revolutionised aerodynamic testing is now attracting attention from the UAV market. The tiny, lightweight pressure scanner can be attached to drones allowing altitude and aerodynamic measurements to be captured providing essential data to improve flight stability and landing accuracy. EvoScann P-Series Pressure Scanner from …

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Mouser Electronics releases latest All Things IoT eBook

Mouser Electronics has released a new eBook centered on industrial automation as part of All Things IoT, the latest series in Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together programme. In the third and final eBook in the series, industry experts explore the innovative technologies and trends that cities are applying to emerging smart infrastructure …

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FLIR Systems acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems has acquired Aeryon Labs, a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million. Aeryon’s vertical takeoff and landing quad-copter airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with immediate high-resolution intelligence, surveillance, …

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The IET re-engineers its brand

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has today unveiled its re-engineered brand.  The change reflects the exciting and inspirational world of engineering and technology and the impact the IET has on wider society, including the next generation of engineers. Central to the re-engineered brand is a new look and …

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