Electronics Manufacturing News

TT secures control module deal with Rolls-Royce

TT Electronics has been selected by the Rolls-Royce controls and data services business to supply of hybrid microcircuits. The agreement will see TT supplying engine control modules for the latest Rolls-Royce engines including the Trent XWB and Trent 1000. The exclusive supply agreement is for an initial term…

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Fab Lab inspires designers of the future

Aspiring electronics designers took part in a 30 hour hackathon at the Fab Lab London last weekend. Fab Lab London is a purpose built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace in the City of London. It was created by business incubators Bathtub2Boardroom and the RSA Great Recovery initiative to provide…

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Industry 4.0 comes to the UK in 2015

UK manufacturers will get an introduction to Industry 4.0, the so-called smart factory concept, at the National Space Centre in Leicester next month. “If UK companies are to compete successfully in the global marketplace, it is essential that they take full advantage of Industry 4.0 has to…

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Vince Cable announces manufacturing college

Business secretary Vince Cable today announced the launch of the National College for Advanced Manufacturing, during his visit to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre…

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CERN's alternative PCB washer

Engineers at CERN are washing surface-mount PCBs in a dishwasher. Well, almost. It’s a professional machine mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry, according to CERN, designed to clean everything that can be washed with water-based chemical soap. “This type of treatment increases the lifetime of the electronic…

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Stretchable inks for wearable electronics

Du Pont has introduced stretchable inks for electronics in smart clothing and other wearables. “A third party evaluation of fabrics that incorporate these materials to create thin electronic circuits has shown them to be washable, durable, and capable of withstanding up to 100 wash cycles,” said Du Pont. A working…

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3D printer uses pressure control to cut costs

A pressure controlled 3D printer has raised $65,000 on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website. The Elemental 3D printer is designed to be lower cost by replacing complex mechanical operation with a pressure control system. The printer deploys a new resin-based suspension technology, which simplifies the control of resin…

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UK-China investment a focus for UK Ambassador

UK Ambassador to China, Sir Sebastian Wood highlighted UK Trade and Investment’s support for companies in the region. The Ambassador was speaking after he met with top management at Laird. Ambassador Wood travelled to Laird’s development and manufacturing centre in Shenzhen, China to learn more about the company…

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