Industry & Manufacturing

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...

Live Business Summit for SMEs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:58pm

Recovery after lockdown is the topic of a live business summit launched for South West SMEs.

Business leaders will hear from a panel of experts, as they discuss the key actions to focus on now as part of your SME business recovery plan.

Experts from Timewade, Astley Media, Minerva Lifelong Learning, Insight 6, Commissioning HR, Stephens Scown LLP and Bishop Fleming form the panel.

The summit is part of the ‘Technology For Success’ programme run by Timewade that gives South West SMEs free business guidance on using technology across their business.

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South West tech heroes to be celebrated

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:11pm

Tech champions, heroes and innovators will be recognised at the annual Tech South West Awards which launched on Friday May 1.

The awards will feature a new Hero Award to recognise the contributions by people and organisations across the region’s tech community to aiding the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, from data-tracking work to switching to making PPE for key workers.

The live launch saw the tech community gather - digitally - to hear inspiring stories from 2019 winners, including Somerset-based Your IT Now which provides digital skills for people with learning...

South West engineering company supports NHS during pandemic

An engineering company that provides vital services to NHS hospitals throughout the South West and Wales is using funding support from NatWest so it can continue helping frontline medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rotamec, which is headquartered in Cheddar and has offices in Exeter, Pontypool and Redditch , is a specialist engineering firm that supports multiple sectors with the provision and repair of electrical and mechanical infrastructures and facilities.

These include important heating and pump systems used in hospital theatres and patient wards, which...

Tech Awards to pay tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 12:08pm

Heroes who are helping as part of the nation’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic will be honoured at this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Launching with a live online event on Friday May 1, the annual awards cover Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, recognising and celebrating talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership and diversity across the technology sector.

Last year the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton, Bluefruit Software in Cornwall, University of Plymouth, Rocketmakers in...

Exeter volunteers and businesses band together to supply PPE Face-masks for care-workers

In response to the dire need for PPE for frontline healthcare staff, a non-profit group has formed called PPE4Exeter with a goal of manufacturing 5000 face-masks in the next four weeks.

What started as a small group of volunteers, making face-shields for GPs surgeries and local health and care teams in Devon and Somerset, has blossomed into a collaboration between individuals, local businesses, and organisations, who have already managed to supply over 600 face-masks to frontline staff in the Exeter region since banding together just under three weeks ago.

The group has...

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