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Are you based in the UK? We’re headed for two important industry events later this autumn. Coming too? read more...
Posted by Alan Howard on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm BST
2017 is proving to be something of a bumper year for all things IET design, production and manufacturing, not least the IET’s response to the Government’s call to action regarding the Industrial Strategy. Here are just some of the other highlights: HORIZONTAL INNOVATION™ The IET’s engagement with industry has been boosted by a strategic partnership ... read more...
Posted by Alan Howard on IET Design and Production Sector Jun 28, 2017 2:23 pm BST
Design and Production Committee members, Alan Norbury, Jeremy Hadall and Graeme Philp
Held at one of the most advanced manufacturing environments in the UK, the Control and Automation TPN recently hosted their Automation and Factories of the Future: Where next?  event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty on 14 th September. With the road to Industry 4.0 ahead, the focus of the event looked to unpack some of the key ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 23, 2016 12:04 pm BST
IoT India Congress
The three-day Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress 2016 kicked off on Tuesday 6th September in Bangalore.  The inaugural congress brought together key stakeholders across the value chain and verticals to network collaborate and share a common road-map for IoT implementation.   The event, inaugurated by Information Technology (IT) and ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 23, 2016 11:54 am BST
International Robotics Showcase
Friday 1st July saw the culmination of the first UK Robotics week at the International Robotics Showcase event held at IET London: Savoy Place. Delegates heard from an amazing line up of incredible speakers from the UK, Europe, Korea, Singapore, Japan, and the USA. In the morning session there was a range of diverse subjects, such as autonomous ... read more...
Posted by Kimberley Munns on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 13, 2016 11:52 am BST
Drones can now delivering coffee and donuts straight to your front door.
The first fully autonomous delivery of goods to a commercial customer by a drone in the US took place on Friday in Reno, Nevada. Donuts, a cup of coffee, a chicken sandwich and some sweets were in two packages separately delivered from a local 7-Eleven store by an autonomous quadcopter developed by Nevada-based start-up Flirtey. The breakthrough ... read more...
Posted by Kimberley Munns on IET Design and Production Sector Jul 25, 2016 3:41 pm BST
We live in a rapidly changing world where the outcomes from relentless innovation continue to affect our lives. Attempting new ingredient combinations in cooking has for example, lead to ‘salted caramel’. From a patisserie in France in the 1980’s the combination of something sweet and salty has become the rage internationally. You can even buy it on ... read more...
Posted by Kimberley Munns on IET Design and Production Sector May 24, 2016 1:51 pm BST
IET Achievement Medals
The IET Achievement Medals recognise engineering or technology professionals who have made a significant impact on the world through their work, or who have made an exceptional advancement to engineering either through research and development, leadership or their voluntary work.  The Medals are international in scope and are awarded by ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Apr 19, 2016 11:04 am BST
Some of our greatest challenges may already have a solution…. Help us find them. The Design and Production Sector will be launching a Horizontal innovation initiative in the new year- looking to identify solutions for some of our greatest challenges through the use of pre-existing technology and technology transfer. Horizontal Innovation ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Dec 10, 2015 2:50 pm GMT
Robotic Shark
A number of trials have been introduced in New South Wales, Australia, in an attempt to track and prevent shark attacks in the ‘deadly’ offshore waters. In an attempt to reduce the number of dangerous attacks in Coff’s Harbour that have occurred over the past twelve months, the drones will be feedback images with GPS co-ordinates to ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Dec 10, 2015 2:45 pm GMT

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