3M is a science-based technology company that is committed to improving lives. 3M loves applying our science to creating products that make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an appetite for meeting the world's ever-changing challenges - one third of our revenues come from products that didn't exist five years ago. At 3M, honesty, integrity and the ability to work as part of a team contribute to a culture that is founded on curiosity, problem-solving and collaboration.
Following the UK decision to leave the European Union in 2016, and our subsequent official departure from the trading bloc on 31 January 2020, the UK was in a transitionary period that finally ended at 23:00 on 31 December 2020.
Chemical emissions tests are mandatory for construction product manufacturers to show regulatory compliance. As well as third-party certification of products, market demand for new low-emission (higher-value) products and the need for raw material checks and factory production control of product emissions means that many companies will benefit from in-house emission-testing capability.
by Jeff Llewellyn, President BMTA, and non-Executive Director, UKAS
Since 1 January this year the rules for placing new manufactured products on the market in the UK, Northern Ireland and the EU have changed.
Underpinning science, technology, medicine, trade and industry, measurement is fundamental to the economy. Measurement plays a vital role in responding to new challenges, supporting UK innovation, and helping the drive to increase UK productivity.
What was once thought to be a manual-only calibration process is now being performed by a purpose-built robot. We take a look at how digital multi-metre calibration is being transformed by new technology and ask what the breakthrough means for other highly manual tasks.
When ISO announced on December 1st 2017 that ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, had been updated, the conformity assessment community was aware that this would be one of the largest scale transitions of an accreditation standard ever undertaken.
Digital technology, Industry 4.0, AI, virtual, augmented, mixed reality, digital twin; the words that are becoming commonplace in our digital vocabulary. But what does this actually mean to industry?
What is VR and what is AR? We introduce these key technologies, identified as specific industrial digitalisation technologies (IDTs,) that could play a significant role in reviving flat lining productivity levels and enable faster growth for UK manufacturing.
By Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager at Autoscribe Informatics
The term ‘fourth industrial revolution’, or industry 4.0, is often used to indicate the ongoing automation and integration of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern technology. The term was introduced in 2015 and was the theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Industry 4.0 encapsulates the ongoing digital transformation of business, connecting processes and pools of data to make better decisions faster.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought food supply into sharp focus – perhaps more so than any other time since World War 2. It has changed the way people are buying and consuming food, from initial mass panic buying, to consumers going directly to farm gates, or smaller outlets to avoid the crowds, to find a scarce product to purchase which will enable them to cook from scratch.
Jim Moseley – CEO Red Tractor takes a look at what we have learned about our country, our supply chains and ourselves since the lockdown.