Climbing the ranks in automation

As the world’s largest exporter of manufactured goods, many companies rely on China to provide them with cost-efficient products. However, should we be looking to smaller countries to provide high quality products at low prices? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, explores the role of countries emerging as leaders […]

Renishaw vacuum casting technology accelerates innovation for automatic juicer manufacturer

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has collaborated with leading designer and manufacturer of automatic juicers, Zumex, to facilitate a faster development cycle and cut third party costs. Renishaw supplied a 5/01 PLC vacuum casting machine, as well as tailored machine training, so that Zumex could produce prototypes for its innovative juicer designs faster than ever […]

Cryogenic technology brings rocket science to screwdrivers

‘It’s not rocket science,’ people often say when describing how easily a problem might be solved.   But cryogenic, ice hardening technology, used by NASA and other space agencies to develop rocket fuel, is now being used to manufacture stainless steel screwdrivers. Previously, stainless steel hard enough for industrial or construction applications has been too brittle for […]

If it’s a liquid, Gill can measure it.

Industry:  Noun. ‘Economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories’. (Oxford Dictionaries) A brief definition representing such a broad range of industries it is very difficult to grasp the full range of activities that it covers. Plus from all of those activities come an even larger number of processes […]