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Test firm racks up full house of certifications

Test firm racks up full house of certifications
Microlease has gained top independently assessed certifications for environmental management, information security and health and safety alongside its existing ISO9001 Quality Management certification.  The company believes it is the first rental company to achieve a ‘full house’ of ISO14001 for Environmental Management, ISO27001 for Information Security, OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety and ISO9001.
20th April 2015

Complete capacitor range channeled through distribution

Complete capacitor range channeled through distribution
Conrad Business Supplies is now stocking the complete range of capacitive products from Würth Elektronik. The new products complement Würth Elektronik’s electromechanical, magnetic and other passive articles already sold by the distributor. Conrad says it will be the first distributor to stock Würth Elektronik’s entire portfolio of capacitors.
20th April 2015

The best of 21st century British manufacturing

The best of 21st century British manufacturing
Plessey Semiconductors has announced that it will be featured on a website showcasing 21st century British manufacturing, launching 23rd April. www.madeherenow.com, the brainchild of former Financial Times Manufacturing, Editor Peter Marsh, is looking to tell the story of modern-day industry through a series of articles, pictures and videos about four exemplar companies.
20th April 2015


Spacecraft's success celebrated as it nears its end on Mercury

Spacecraft's success celebrated as it nears its end on Mercury
After extraordinary findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on 30th April 2015, after it runs out of propellant. NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will impact the planet at more than 8,750mph on the side of the planet facing away from Earth, out of view of engineers.
20th April 2015

Primary schools to promote STEM subjects

Primary schools to promote STEM subjects
In continued efforts to support STEM subjects, TT Electronics-Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS) hosted a group of aspiring engineering students at its Fairford facility (formerly known as New Chapel Electronics). On 15th April, STEMworks brought together six students from Stratton and North Cerney primary schools to promote the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
20th April 2015

Thermal interface materials to reach $3.7bn by 2015

Recent research, conducted by IDTechEx, finds that the Thermal Interface Materials market (TIM), including tapes, adhesives, greases, gels, pastes, elastomeric pads, phase change materials, graphite, solders, compressible materials and liquid metals, will grow from $1.7bn in 2015 to $3.7bn in 2025. Most growth is due to elastomeric pads, phase change materials and solders. Full details of the analysis is available in the IDTechEx Research report Thermal Interface Materials 2015-2025: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts.
20th April 2015

IET launches electrical standards in digital format

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the launch of Electrical Standards Plus, a digital suite of publications for all users of the IET Wiring Regulations and expert IET guidance.
20th April 2015

Trend for high-efficiency ‘environmental’ motors

Concern for the environment has long been seen as a luxury of the West but a CWIEME Berlin seminar by global analyst Wilmer Zhou now points to a trend for high-efficiency ‘environmental’ motors in emerging economies too.
17th April 2015

Patent application enhances advanced measurement with radar

Sivers IMA has announced that its patent application for technology, that enhances advanced measurement with radar, has been approved in the United States, an important and prioritised market for the company. This technology provides a more efficient and precise way of measuring speed of and distance to an object.
17th April 2015

Pioneering 'Heart on a Chip' will aid drug screening

Pioneering 'Heart on a Chip' will aid drug screening
A research team at UC Berkeley in California, led by bioengineering professor Kevin Healy, has developed a network of pulsating cardiac muscle cells housed in an inch-long silicon device that effectively models human heart tissue. The team has demonstrated the viability of this system as a drug-screening tool by testing it with cardiovascular medications.
17th April 2015


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