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View from the Mill - July 2010 Archive

A journey of a thousand li starts with a single step

Renishaw's Chinese logo
Posted 29th Jul 2010 by Chris in financial results, investor relations, china, han's laser, linear encoder, laser calibration, lao tzu

Yesterday morning we announced our provisional financial results for the year ending June 30th 2010, with revenues up 6% to £181.6 million and adjusted operating profit more than trebling to finish at £28.1 million.

It was a positive set of results and for those of you interested in the full details, you can download the relevant documents from the Investor relations section of our website. However, today I just wanted to mention one specific item contained within Chairman Sir David McMurtry’s statement, which I believe is worth highlighting. 

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Teaching an old dog new tricks

Clada Medical - OMP40 probe measuring features
Posted 26th Jul 2010 by Chris in machine tool, touch probes, manufacturing, engineering, scrap reduction

It’s increasingly rare to find machine tool users who are not using probing on their CNC machines, or are at least aware of their potential – many of our case studies are from manufacturers who are adding more systems into factories where managers are already sold on the benefits, upgrading existing equipment for more sophisticated applications, or replacing competitor products that are not up to the task (or poorly supported).

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Two knights, a spy and Stephen Fry

Sir David McMurtry
Posted 15th Jul 2010 by Chris in awards, sir david mcmurtry, engineering, cardiff university, honorary fellowship, stephen fry

This week Cardiff University has awarded Honorary Fellowships to ten eminent individuals who have achieved international distinction in their respective fields, which range from law and public health to culture and engineering.

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Who is Reni Shaw?

incise scanner and CAD software
Posted 13th Jul 2010 by Chris in dental cad/cam, dental implants, metal-free restorations, crowns and bridges, biomet 3i, digital dentistry, zirconia

Over the years one of the most popular sections in our in-house magazine was called ‘And still they find us’, in which employees submitted the most bizarre ways in which they or our company had been addressed in postal mailings (remember those?). Many were addressed to Mr (or Mrs) Reni Shaw, but my personal favourite (bearing in mind that the postal town for our head office is ‘Wotton-under-Edge’) was a label that attempted to find us in ‘Woman under the hedge’!

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Putting your word into our world wide web homepage
Posted 7th Jul 2010 by Simon in website, design, brand, service

The English version of our corporate website alone receives over 40,000 visitors each month, and with 19 different language variants, plus a large number of specialist sites, its quite a challenge to ensure that thousands of pages of information is up to date and giving a positive representation of the Renishaw brand. The man tasked with the technical maintenance and development of these sites is today’s guest blogger – so step forward Simon Lee, head of our internet development team:

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