Industry & Manufacturing

4 Important things about power cables you didn't know

Many power cables are found in the production and supply chain world. Blue, red, yellow, and green skins frequently cover the cables' copper or aluminium inner linings. They are so ubiquitous that they are hardly given a second look and are unfairly disregarded as little more than inventory. However, despite being the most fundamental component of any electrical system, they are also among the most complicated.

In 1882, Thomas Edison invented the first 'wire.' It wasn't a wire; it was essentially made of copper tubes wrapped in jute! Because of its bituminous qualities, it was...

The best injection mold cleaners

Injection mold technology is complex and needs regular maintenance to make sure that the machinery continues to work well, providing efficient, effective part creation. Ideally, it is best to undergo injection mold cleanings without having to shut down machines for too long, disassemble machines to reach smaller cracks or areas to be cleaned, or delay your production for an extended period.

There are a wide variety of excellent products available that can help facilitate effective cleaning while still maintaining an efficient production schedule. This article will outline some of...

Local Manufacturers and Producers Keeps Supply Chains Secure

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:51pm

Across the UK, output from businesses has continued to drop over the last six months. Businesses have struggled to keep up with increasing demand due to problems with supply chains, rising costs and a shortage of workers. With constant headlines warning of empty supermarket shelves and a cancelled Christmas, protecting and encouraging local manufacturing, food production and supply chains is vital. Whether it’s making extra Christmas deliveries or keeping busy production lines moving, businesses in the South West are working hard to ensure that supply meets customer demand.


Richter engineer honoured at ICE South West Awards

A talented design engineer at Richter has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a prestigious regional civil engineering event.

The winners of the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2021 in association with Kier BAM were announced by Rob Bell, TV presenter and engineer, on Thursday 30 September at a gala ceremony in the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Sally Ameen, who is based at Richter in Exeter, was presented with a Highly Commended award in the Graduate of the Year category, sponsored by WSP.

CAPTION: Sally Ameen, Graduate of the...

What is VR in manufacturing?

Advances in computing have made the creation of virtual worlds much more accessible to a wide range of industries. Today, industries such as oil and gas, refining, power generation, which need to preserve and standardize the knowledge and experience of their personnel, have turned to VR and AR technologies for training in working with critical or hazardous systems. Every year there will be more and more advances in this area, so it is helpful to know how direction the development of technology is moving.

How VR can be used in manufacturing

One of the main objectives of...

Low volume PCB assembly

The manufacture and fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is a complex procedure that includes stages like design, production, and verification. As most of the forming operation is now computerized, these PCBs may be manufactured in bulk or in low quantities as necessary. Prototype production is simply which low volume PCB assembly entails. The low frequency assembly procedure like normal production, consists of three basic steps: fabrication, element positioning, as well as assembly

What is Low Volume PCB Assembly?

The technique of attaching parts to a smaller...

Devon Delivers for business success and work/life balance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/11/2021 - 8:18pm

Devon is being showcased as a great place to do business as part of a campaign to attract companies to the county. Devon Delivers , which aims to encourage businesses to relocate to the county, has launched a new video and website to highlight the county’s unique selling points as Devon looks to make a strong economic recovery post-pandemic. For companies considering expanding or relocating, the new Devon Delivers website provides a gateway to all the relevant information, research, premises and support to help businesses discover what makes Devon such an attractive prospect. This...

Worktop expert carves future growth

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Wed, 05/19/2021 - 12:12pm

Plymouth-based fabricators of natural stone furnishings, Mayflowerstone Limited, has secured a six-figure funding package from Lombard Asset Finance to drive forward plans to double turnover over the next 2 years.

The £600,000 finance from Lombard Asset Finance will enable Mayflowerstone to increase the capacity, efficiency and the already high product quality of it’s workshop in Plymouth.

The Plymouth premises is where the business stores and fabricates a range of its high-quality materials such as granite, quartz, sintered stone, marble and Corian, which can be...

Devon manufacturers urged to have their say on life after Brexit

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/21/2021 - 8:41pm

Small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in Devon are being encouraged to have their say on trading beyond Brexit as part of the latest Manufacturing Barometer.

Organised by SWMAS (The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), the country’s largest survey of its kind is looking to find out how companies are coping with the early months of life after leaving the EU and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The findings will be used to inform future Government policy and support, so input from as many SME manufacturers...

 The Importance of Cleaning Injection Molding Machines with Purging Compounds for Plastic

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 - 3:31pm

Manufacturers know how essential maintenance and repair are to uphold the safety and efficiency of their facility. With all of the high-power and high-cost machines working in harmony to create products, a simple error such as not cleaning a machine thoroughly can throw off the entire production process. Manufacturers that use injection molding know this fact all too well, as they are consistently ordering purging compounds for plastics to clean their machines thoroughly.

If your faculty does not regularly use a purging compound for plastic build-up and residue to clean your...

Broadband, Technological

Rural communities benefit from voucher scheme investment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 12/21/2020 - 11:24pm

Rural communities in mid Devon and west Somerset have received a huge boost to their broadband, thanks to Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) in partnership with Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Exeter based broadband provider Technological. A £350,000 investment through the Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme and CDS’ Community Challenge Programme has enabled Technological to deliver a full fibre network to over 180 premises in a number of hard to reach rural areas – with a further 400 in construction and 120 scheduled to be connected early next year. The full-fibre...