Email me the latest!

View from the Mill - April 2012 Archive

Letting others do the talking

RAMTIC at Stonehouse
Posted 25th Apr 2012 by Chris in engineering, manufacturing, apprenticeships, machine tools, skills, stonehouse

Improving the image of manufacturing and engineering and encouraging more young people into the sector has been a constant theme running across our blogs since we first started them in November 2009. However, we all know that our own words are not enough - so today, we're handing over to a recent visitor to our Stonehouse (Gloucestershire) machine shop who attended a schools open afternoon that we held this week as part of the inaugural Stroud Festival of Manufacturing & Engineering. 

Read the rest

Getting the measure of the UK’s most prestigious business awards

SP80 with changer rack
Posted 21st Apr 2012 by Chris in tool breakage detection, sir david mcmurtry, measurement, gloucestershire, queen's award, dame janet trotter, scanning, sp80

On Saturday we were again honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovations category for our highly innovative SP80 ultra-high accuracy analogue scanning probe. The product is used on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) for the highly accurate measurement of complex parts such as automotive and power train components.

Read the rest