Lord Green, Minister for Trade and Investment, described engineering company Renishaw as “an inspiring example to other businesses” on a recent visit to the company's headquarters in Gloucestershire. His visit on October 23rd was part of a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) drive to encourage more British businesses to export their products and services.
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AMETEK, Inc. has acquired Creaform, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services for approximately $120 million.
Nearly two years after running aground and capsizing off the Italian island of Giglio, the cruise ship Costa Concordia emerged from the Mediterranean on 16 September in a salvage effort described by the head of the cruise line’s technical team as “a perfect operation.”
I suppose its never been a more interesting time to be a metrologist. It seems that virtually every day there is some new innovation in the world of measurement. Certainly, technologies that not so long ago were confined to R& D labs are now commonplace and making their impact on manufacturing processes and product design.
Intertek has been awarded the dimensional control contract for INPEX Ichthys FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) turret development. This contract calls for the assurance and verification of fabrication and integration of the FPSO turret.
Zwick Roell, one of the world-wide leading manufacturers of materials and component testing equipment, has created a new technical centre for its customers from all over the UK & Ireland.
Gloucestershire-based metrology manufacturer Aberlink’s advanced Zenith Too CMM, has recently won the exhibition award at the Eurotool exhibition in Krakow, Poland. Held from 15 – 17 October, Eurotool is the largest annual Polish machine tool exhibition. www.aberlink.co.uk
CADCAM developer Delcam achieved record sales for a six-month period during the first half of 2013. This latest result means that the company has set new record levels of sales in each of the last seven half-year periods.
When it comes to GD&T, is model based definition (MBD) and measurement the way forward? That was the thesis put forward by Bill Tandler, a speaker the CMSC conference held in San Diego 22-26th July.
The European Commission, EU Member States and European industry will invest more than €22 billion over the next seven years in innovation for sectors that deliver high quality jobs.