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NPL is the UK's National Measurement Institute, developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards, provides the UK with a national measurement infrastructure and delivers the UK Measurement Strategy on behalf of UK Government.

By Alison Rooker, Apprenticeship Lead at NPL.

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The public sector offers many business opportunities for the measurement and testing industry. To help you get started, Tenders Direct has created a step tender writing process for you to follow.

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After 31 December 2021, all products which are covered by the UK Regulations that are listed below must be labelled with the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark. But will the UK Conformity Assessment infrastructure be able to cope with the demand from manufacturers and importers?

By Jeff Llewellyn, BMTA President

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By Joe Neame, Science Specialist at NCFE

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Upskilling technical skills is a top growth priority for manufacturers as we emerge from the pandemic, especially as the sector increasingly moves towards digital skills.

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Acoustical Investigation & Research Organisation Ltd (AIRO) provides measurement and testing of the acoustical properties of materials, constructional elements and products both in AIRO’s purpose-built laboratory at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and on-site.

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The revision of ISO/IEC 17011 “Conformity assessment — Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies” in 2017 placed more focus on accreditation bodies taking a risk-based approach to the planning and conduct of assessments. Jeff Ruddle, Strategic Development Director, UKAS tells us more. 

By Jeff Ruddle, Strategic Development Director, UKAS

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Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani takes a look at robotics, soft cobots and cognitive automation and how they offer an overarching approach towards a human-centred smart production environment.

By Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani

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Flexible scopes of accreditation provide a mechanism to allow accredited organisations to undertake new or modified activities within their scope of accreditation. Paul Greenwood, UKAS Operations Director discusses. By Paul Greenwood, UKAS Operations Director

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By Dr Elinor Hughes, Technical Copywriter at Markes International, 1000B Central Park, Western Avenue, Bridgend, UK

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World Accreditation Day 2021, celebrated annually on June 9th, will highlight how accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities can support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; a series of 17 objectives that have been developed and adopted by United Nations member states as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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David Hooper of Hooper and Co International Trade Consultancy Ltd looks at three potential HMRC authorisations that could be sought for the temporary movement of goods across borders.

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You may have heard of Autoscribe Informatics and its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solution, Matrix Gemini. People tend to assume that Autoscribe is USA based but in fact it is a home-grown success with a UK development team.

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