DTL CEO highlights value of utility awards

Awards celebrating learning and development in the utility sector should help more firms to see the value of growing their own talent, according to the head of a specialist training company. Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training Limited (DTL), was commenting after judging three categories in the Utility Week Stars awards. Two of the awards…

Competing for new forms of intelligent industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer merely of interest to tech start-ups and other technology-based segments. It only may be a matter of time, but the artificial intelligence revolution is imminent in many industries. The use of AI technology brings numerous commercial benefits: it makes it possible, for example, for repetitive but hazardous activities to…

Chinese subsidiary at Huber Kältemaschinenbau AG

Temperature control technology company Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau AG continues its international expansion. In early August 2018, Huber opened a new sales office based in Guangzhou, China. The new subsidiary will serve end users and dealers in China under the name “Huber China”. Kevin Xie, CEO of Huber China, is looking forward to the challenges ahead….

Bel Air Mine completes construction and begins bauxite shipments

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has confirmed the on-time completion of the Bel Air Mine in Guinea, and loading of its first shipment of high grade bauxite to China. The construction of the mine was completed on time, to budget. Steady state production capacity will be 5.5 million tonnes of bauxite per annum, which will add…

Find components and assemblies with PARTsolutions

The female peacock demonstrates the best way to go about finding a partner: The beautiful eyes on the tail of a peacock are decisive for finding the right partner. As also in engineering, the search for the right component is often much faster when the focus is on a certain subsection. For this reason, the…

Driving development with innovative engineering

Modern, innovative mechanical engineering is characterised by decreasing external dimensions with constant or increasing overall performance. This development is not at least prescribed by the drive technology and here the required fasteners should not be underestimated. With the metal bellows coupling series KPS, the company Jakob Antriebstechnik from Kleinwallstadt was able to take this development…

Can-Fite signs development and distribution deal with CMS Medical

Biotechnology firm Can-Fite BioPharma, which specialises in small molecule drugs that address cancer, liver and inflammatory diseases, has signed a license, collaboration and distribution agreement with CMS Medical Venture Investment Limited for the commercialisation of Can-Fite’s Piclidenoson for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis and Namodenoson for the treatment of advanced liver cancer and…

Space Structures uses ESI Software to protect panel integrity

Software and services specialist ESI Group, which focuses on support for virtual prototyping in manufacturing industries, has completed work on with German customer Space Structures on a project for the European Space Agency (ESA). As simulation models are key to ensuring the integrity of vital launch equipment subject to high-intensity acoustic field during launch, accurately…

Dubai Chamber opens up trade opportunities with India Office

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opened its new representative office in India, tasked with identifying new business opportunities for Chamber members, attracting Indian companies to Dubai and expanding bilateral trade and investment. The new office, located in Mumbai, is the second representative office to be opened by the Chamber this year, bringing…

Digital twins for engineering technology

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IoT Predictions has stated that “By 2020, 30% of G2000 companies will be using data from digital twins of IoT connected products and assets to improve product innovation success rates and organisational productivity, achieving gains of up to 25%.” But what exactly is a digital twin and what could it do for…