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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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By Terence Boniface, Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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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.
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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.
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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.