Interviews & Comments

RELEC races into 2018 with a rebrand, charity bike ride and a return to Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show!

The Big RELEC Bike Ride 2018 Here at RELEC we’re keen to make sure that the grass doesn’t grow under our feet for too long. We are in the midst of a REVAMP, which we hope will make your experiences all the better going forwards. Our aim is to REINVIGORATE …

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Printed electronics: new sensors for the medical field

From March 13 to 15, 2018, LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, will provide information on state-of-the-art technologies, trends and new markets for printed electronics. In addition to sectors such as the packaging industry, the consumer electronics industry and the mobility sector, the healthcare market …

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Stop positioning yourself using Industry 4.0

I recently read this description about a common writing faux pas while searching for examples of mixed metaphors: “In Garner’s Modern American Usage, Bryan A. Garner offers this classic example of a mixed metaphor from a speech by Boyle Roche in the Irish Parliament: ‘Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat. …

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Printed electronics: from vision to product

From March 13–15, 2018, LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, will take place for the tenth time. As the leading event in this sector, it has always covered the entire value chain—from materials development and plant engineering to applications. In this interview, Hans-Jürgen Lemp (director …

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Founded in 1997: Computer Components Ltd.  Evolved in 2017: CCL – your excess inventory partner

As CCL celebrates its 20th anniversary, it does so with a fresh face You may have recently read in the July/August issue of CIE Buzzword’s creative director Gayle Paterson’s interview with CCL’s managing director, Adam Chinery, in which Mr Chinery hinted that we would see a transformation to the CCL …

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Esterline Connection Technologies – SOURIAU brings its manufacturing processes in line with the European REACH regulation

The EU's REACH regulation, which is designed to improve the protection of human health and the environment, imposes stringent rules on the use of chemical substances. To protect jobs at its ...

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The challenges of creating The Industrial Internet of Things

The promise of connecting everything within an industrial environment, to get complete operational visibility and allow for the best real-time decisions, will transform how we manufacture for years to come. The premise for this next industrial evolution is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), says Tony Paine, CEO of Kepware Technologies.

As industry looks to build out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), its biggest challenge will be seamlessly Internet-enabling the ‘Things’ that live at the edge of the network. Industry-wide, this area contains trillions of Things that contain one or many data points that may need to be analysed and combined into information.

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Time to bring your supply chain back to the UK?

For the past few years China appeared to be well on the way to reshaping its economy, to focus less on exports and more on satisfying domestic demand. In line with that goal, Chinese leaders were willing to let factory wages rise to the point where it was becoming cheaper to manufacture products in the western hemisphere.

Here at Fascia we believe more UK manufacturers should follow this trend. A recent EY study has found that reshoring supply chains could create 315,000 UK jobs, and increase national output by over £15billion. Outside of boosting the local economy, there are many advantages to ‘making it in Britain’. Moving suppliers to the UK means you can have tighter controls on day-to-day aspects of the business and the production process...

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