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View from the Mill - May 2011 Archive

Has an inspection bottleneck got your business by the throat?

Marc Saunders
Posted 26th May 2011 by Chris in aerospace, gas turbine, aerofoil, blisks, blades, cmm, scanning, surface finish, amrc, boeing, measurement

We were recently asked by Aerospace Manufacturing magazine to write about a current topic that would be of interest to its readers. Marc Saunders, who is Director of our UK Sales Division, and a board member of The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, chose to comment on the dimensional measurement issues facing the aerospace industry. Here is his article:

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Gauging financial progress

Equator mätsystem för medicinska komponenter
Posted 17th May 2011 by Chris in financial results, investor relations, china, equator gauging system, magnetic encoder, rendx, multiplex assay

This morning at 7am we released a trading statement to the London Stock Exchange, covering the third quarter of our financial year (1st January 2011 to 31st March 2011). It shows a strong performance, with revenue for that quarter up 60% on the comparable period last year, meaning that cumulative revenue for the first 9 months of our financial year now stands at £204.9 million, some 69% ahead of the same period last year.

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There's engineering and science gold to be found in California

Roxanne Pollard and her innovative Bicycle Safety Helmet
Posted 10th May 2011 by Chris in roxanne pollard, isef, science, engineering, apprenticeships, brian cox, kate bellingham

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research. The event is currently running in Los Angeles (8th to 13th May) and this year we are really pleased that one of our young apprentices is representing the UK.

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The beat goes on at Nibley

The Beat
Posted 3rd May 2011 by Chris in nibley, sponsorship, the cotswolds, gloucestershire, rob cowan, kill it kid, natalie mccool, the beat

It may not quite be the world famous Glastonbury festival and there is no chance of an appearance by U2 or Jay-Z, but right on the doorstep of our headquarters in Gloucestershire, UK, is a great little music festival that is rapidly gaining a reputation for attracting nationally recognised artists.

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