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 Emma helps to break down the barriers...
 To mark International Women’s Day, Emma Robertson from Renishaw, took part in an 'Inspiring Women: the legacy of the First World War workshop' at Aerospace Bristol.
There were 100 pupils there, from four local schools, who heard about the impor- tant contributions women have made over the past 100 years and how women’s rights have changed.
To share what they had learnt, powerful social media posts and exhibition pieces were created and displayed at the
University of the West of England's Exhibition Centre on International Women’s Day (March 8).
“It’s really important to share my story as a female engineer to provide a positive role model,” said Emma, Industrial Design Engineer at Renishaw. “It is vital that young people speak to someone in the industry who can show them the opportunities available, whatever their background.”
Renishaw is dedicated to promoting STEM careers to help tackle the skills shortage and to break down the stereotypes of engi- neering. For more information on its educa- tion outreach programme, visit
Blum-Novotest has secured over £100,000 of orders for its ‘in-machine’ measuring tech- nology that helps companies significantly reduce the time taken to measure cutting tools. This is up 60% on the same period twelve months ago, with the majority of new contracts focusing on its Digilog family of touch probe systems. MD David Mold is
delighted: “With all the uncertainty around Brexit I was half expecting the first quarter to be extremely tough with investment decisions put on hold. We’ve actually seen the oppo- site.” The company is now looking to increase its work with SME subcontractors with the appointment of Paul Hodgkinson (pictured) as technical sales engineer for the UK.
Bowers Group has supplied its Gagemaker Mic Trac Gauge Setting System to world leading engineering group Atlas Copco. It is being used to measure the internal threads on a variety of components, including hydraulic bolt tightening tools. The Gagemaker allows Atlas Copco to provide
more detailed feedback on tolerance to cus- tomers. Operatives can monitor parts dimen- sions throughout the manufacturing process and adjust machining mid-way through to achieve accuracy.
GTMA supplierZEISS is expanding the industrial metrology and quality assurance portfolio of its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring fellow GTMA supplier GOM, a leading provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology. Both ZEISS and GOM have enjoyed strong growth in the past years and proved successful on the market. The aim is to further strengthen this leading technological position together, especially in the area of optical digitization systems.
With increased demand for plastic injection moulding services, BEC Group has invested in the latest in the series of BOY insert moulding machines. It allows BEC to contin-
ue to take on the most complex and innovative plastic injection over- moulding and filter encapsulation orders. The vertical BOY 55 E VV joins its range of vertical
insert moulding machines. It incorporates
touch screen technology and offers more efficient and quality production of thermo- plastic products. By turning the mechanics of the horizontal on its end, the operator has a totally stable flat working table. It’s easier to load the insert in to the mould tool, and gives even more precision so customers receive absolute accuracy.
Additional contracts with new and existing customers, including a recent £3 million con- tract with a maker of heating products for domestic and commercial central heating, has led Omega Plastics to make a strategic decision to merge its two Omega Plastics sites currently located in Blyth and
Hartlepool into one, larger facility on the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead. The new 45,000 sq ft facility will provide more than double the existing capacity, as well as room for future growth. Omega launched 21 years ago and specialises in custom, multi- ple-use plastic injection mouldings and rapid tooling for the automotive, healthcare and FMCG industries. Photo: MD David Crone.
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