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What is Cardboard made of?

The chances are that you have touched something cardboard today, if not you have definitely used something made out of cardboard in your life. But have you ever thought how is it made? Or even what is cardboard made of? This post gives an overview of how the product we all use is made and … Continued

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Fracture Mechanics

What is Fracture Mechanics? Fracture mechanics is the field of mechanics that is concerned with the propagation of cracks in materials. It calculates the driving force on a crack and a materials resistance to fracture using analytical solid mechanics.  There is 3 ways of applying a force to enable a crack to propagate: Opening mode … Continued

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U.S. Industrial Engineering Shows 2019

As 2019 begins, let’s take a look at the broad range of trade shows we can look forward to throughout the next 12 months. We’ve covered some of the most popular industrial engineering trade shows planned in the USA for 2019. JANUARY Keystone Farm show Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th Location: York Keystone Farm Show … Continued

Top UK industrial trade shows in 2019

For engineering & manufacturing companies who want to network and increase brand awareness, trade shows are a great use of time and money. By combining exposure and personal interaction, companies can expose themselves to a large number of potential leads, offering an experience for the business and attendee that no other form of marketing can … Continued

Engineering and technology trends for 2019

2019 is set to be another huge year for the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors. We look at the top trends predicted to take these industries by storm over the next twelve months.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) AI innovations were huge in 2018 with Amazons Alexa and Googles assistant proving very successful. However, we believe … Continued

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How to improve sales performance in Chemical Manufacturing

Strategies to improve sales in chemical manufacturing The chemical manufacturing industry has been experiencing many problems and is expected to face even more issues in the coming years, with rising regulations and the unpredictability of  markets. It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a reasonable profit margin in today’s environment. A small number of companies … Continued

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Engineering in the post-Brexit future

With Brexit making headline news across the world, we’re left wondering what lies ahead for the UK engineering market post-Brexit? With businesses across the UK unsure how the post Brexit future will affect them in terms of trade with the EU and the rest of the world, the engineering sector stands to potentially benefit from … Continued

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UK Manufacturing Orders Fall Dramatically in Q3 2018

We reported back in July 2018 that production in UK manufacturing had increased at its strongest page in a year in Q2. Q3 of 2018 is certainly showing a different picture. Manufacturing orders for UK manufacturing companies fell in Q3 at the fastest pace for 3 years over Brexit concerns. This result has been published … Continued

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Top Benefits of Narrow Aisle Forklifts

Warehouses that use narrow aisle forklifts experience a lot of benefits. There are more opportunities to use space more effectively and to store more stock. A forklift that is 3 feet to 10 feet wide is considered a narrow aisle forklift. In this post we highlight the top benefits of narrow aisle forklifts and how … Continued

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How to maximise warehouse space when expansion isn’t an option

7 ways to maximise warehouse space without physically expanding   The expense of operating a warehouse is huge; from acquiring the land, to operational costs, managing equipment, labour costs and of course storing inventory. Warehouse managers constantly face the challenge to efficiently utilise space and reduce costs. When expansion isn’t an option, the most practical, … Continued