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November 9, 2017
ITN Explores careers and the future of modern engineering
ITN Productions have produced a new programme, 'Engineering the Next Generation', exploring modern engineering in the UK.
The programme looks at the diverse range of jobs available in the modern world of engineering, combining key industry interviews and news-style reports with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations in the sector.
September 21, 2017
Engineering is one of the best degrees to make you rich!
A recent study has shown that a degree in engineering is one of the top five degrees held by the world's billionaires!
With more and more young people deciding to pursue a career in engineering hopefully this article will encourage more students into our profession.
Read the article
September 1, 2017
Interesting BBC Radio 4 program about the future of manufacturing
Recently Radio 4 explored the future of manufacturing. In the program Lesley Curwen explores the impact of the digital disruption - automation, artificial intelligence, robotics - in developing economies that have yet to experience its full force.
The idea that robots could be responsible for doing the work that people undertake today is well rehearsed insofar as it relates to the economies of developed countries. The rise of the robots is a well established narrative. But what might happen if that same scenario were to happen in developing economies?
Projections by researchers suggest that many jobs could be automated. What would be the consequences for those countries where large numbers of young people will be entering the workforce in coming years?
Lesley talks to experts in robotics, automation, economics and development, and hears from those involved in the digital economy in countries such as Tunisia, Kenya and India, asking how sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing could be impacted - and whether the numbers of jobs that experts say could be automated will be off-set by the creation of new forms of employment in the digital economy.
August 10, 2017
Latest machining news from the milling and turning teams at Ultra
Ultra Precision recently completed the machining of twelve of these discs. The set comprised six off left and right hand versions. Initially within our turning department they were machined on one of our 3 chucking CNC lathes, before transferring to our CNC milling department, which comprises 12 CNC mills.
The part features 2 millimetre wide 'O' ring grooves in stainless steel 316, as well as a variety of milled features including blind tapped holes and pockets.
Our prototype and tooling department then produced a fixture so that the parts could be held on one of our three rotary axis and then had the grooves milled around the outside.