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DEC

16

2015

Britain – the ‘ideas people’ for engineering and…

 

As far as patented environmental technologies go, Britain’s in the top three in Europe! Which is fabulous. Europe contributes approximately one fifth of all inventions relating to combating human impact on the environment. The UK contributes approximately one third… of that one fifth. There’s a huge degree of pride in, and...

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DEC

12

2015

MAS disappears, hitting SME’s hard…

 

With the disappearance of MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) along with Growth Accelerator, small businesses are in tricky times. MAS’s job was to help small business to grow… and now there’s one less avenue to funding available for, amongst others, the engineering industry. Their closure was a shock – to their...

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DEC

01

2015

‘Backing science’… what does it actually mean?

 

The support that the science and engineering sectors, amongst others, will get between now and 2020… is exceptional. Whether you think it’s sufficient or not; it is exceptional. • Protecting the £4.7bn science budget till 2020. • Supporting the development of ultra-low emission vehicles. • Exempting energy intensive industries for...

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NOV

23

2015

Precision… it’s in everything we do.

 

Precision Engineering is a mindset that runs through everything we do. The intricate fabrication of carefully constructed components; and the subsequent piecing together of those components, is the difference between success and failure. In engineering, 99% right can be the same as 100% wrong. Each item we create must be...

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NOV

14

2015

A very healthy engineering industry…

 

We keep track of our graduates, so we know if their qualifications are being applied in their chosen sectors – too many graduates end up flipping burgers… nothing wrong with that if it was your goal in the first place, but if it wasn’t; well, then it’s a waste of...

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NOV

07

2015

Engineering for the end user

 

Each of our working days, impacts on each of your working days. The things we make are all around you: Your bus stop, your bike rack, your desk, your filing cabinet… it’s a privilege in fact, to be part of your daily routine. The items we create for our customers...

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OCT

31

2015

Size doesn’t matter!

 

We have some big clients, of course… but we have some little ones too. We make some large, one-off fabrications and we make significantly smaller, every-day fabrications. Size doesn’t matter because our aim is that every project is treated like our only project. Serious Engineering supplies hundreds of businesses across...

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OCT

20

2015

The parameters of what engineering can achieve

 

The parameters of what engineering can achieve, and the impact it can have on the world, has only ever been measured by the limitations of our own imagination. One hundred years ago, The Board of Invention and Research was founded by Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher of the Royal Navy. The...

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OCT

19

2015

Advanced Engineering UK – it even sounds exciting!

 

The thing with gathering in the same room as your existing and potential supply chain, is this… you can meet people face-to-face and they can meet you. It’s no good being a voice on the end of a phone; you must be a vibrant contributor who gets their face seen...

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OCT

05

2015

Depth V breadth of knowledge

 

There’s a huge different between the two. Depth of knowledge creates Masters of trades. Breadth of knowledge creates Jacks of all trades. … and the engineering industry does need them both. Wikipedia describes System Integration as: “the process of bringing together the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that...

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