Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said in response to recently announced nuclear power deal between the UK and France: "News that the UK is pressing ahead with the development of new nuclear reactors to secure affordable low-carbon electricity generation, this is not necessarily the best deal for securing UK jobs and skills.
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the membership association for measurement professionals, have announced their 28th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) will be held in New Orleans, LA, USA, from July 16-20, 2012 at The Roosevelt Hotel.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has become one of the first certification bodies in the world to successfully upgrade its global accreditation certificate to the newly revised ISO/ IEC 17021:2011 standard.
UK manufacturers have reported an encouraging improvement in total and export order books in February, following a much weaker period over late 2011, the CBI said on February 23rd. As a result, firms expect solid output growth over the coming three months, according to the CBI's most recent monthly Industrial Trends Survey.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has teamed up with global IT company Cisco to deliver cutting edge digital technology to manufacturers. Cisco has invested in the provision of specialist equipment and expertise to enhance the industrial networking environment in the world's first Tele-immersive Digital Manufacturing (TiM) lab. The lab has been developed by the UCLan Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology Research Centre at the University's Burnley Campus.
In an Interim report 2012 - issued to the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 25th January 2012 - Sir David McMurtry, chairman and chief executive of technology company, Renishaw, stated, "Revenue for the six months ended 31st December 2011 was a record £147.1m, up 11% on the £132.2m for the corresponding period last year.