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The First Industrial Revolution: Part Two of 4IR in Context

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The First Industrial Revolution: Part Two of 4IR in Context

In a series of articles, we are taking a look back at the industrial revolutions of the past to glean lessons from history as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace. Part one released in December introduced the series and in this article, we now look towards the first revolution.

Handmade to Machine-based Manufacturing

The First Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the late 1700s. It was a period of disruptive economic, technological, social and cultural change, and spread quickly to Europe, the USA and beyond during the first half of the next century. 

To say that the world was transformed would be an understatement. The changes in manufacturing, shifting from hand-crafting goods to the use of machines was accompanied by many fundamental new manufacturing techniques and a flourishing of infrastructure and trade. Read more.

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INSPHERE's quarterly newsletter Issue #2

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INSPHERE's quarterly newsletter Issue #2

After the success of the inaugural edition, the second issue of our quarterly newsletter is now available here. The issue features updates on what's been happening at INSPHERE, when the next training dates are for our open courses, and the three most recent articles written by the team that discuss using measurement to improve manufacturing, how to outsource metrology effectively, and why manufacturers will fail if they don't adopt a value-added approach with metrology. There's also an excellent case study on how INSPHERE have partnered with Southampton University Formula Student Team ahead of the IMechE Formula Student UK and the Formula Student East events. Don't forget you can subscribe to the newsletter and get the next issue delivered straight to your inbox.

We're looking forward to hearing what you think about the current issue!

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INSPHERE meets the Southampton University Formula Student Team

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INSPHERE meets the Southampton University Formula Student Team

Formula Student (FS) is an educational engineering competition undertaken by undergraduate students that aims to develop world-class enterprising and innovative engineers.

Drawing on our practical expertise and past industrial experiences in motorsport, INSPHERE have been with the Southampton University Formula Student Team this week providing the metrology for a full car assessment, helping to propel the team into their events knowing more about the manufacture and assembly of their car.

We wish them the best of luck for the competition!

 

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INSPHERE visits MACHINE VISION

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INSPHERE visits MACHINE VISION

Last week, INSPHERE attended the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition in Milton Keynes. It was a good day with some interesting talks on the integration of vision with robots and machine learning. There were also some great systems on show for product inspection.

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Composites in Manufacturing features INSPHERE

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Composites in Manufacturing features INSPHERE

This month, you can read about INSPHERE in an editorial feature in the latest issue of Composites in Manufacturing which you can find here - Chief of Operations, Craig Davey discusses our thoughts on measurement challenges in composites applications and also how to solve them!

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INSPHERE visits CONTROL

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INSPHERE visits CONTROL

Last week, INSPHERE spent a couple of days in Stuttgart at CONTROL 2018, International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance. It was a great event and the perfect opportunity for us to meet with our metrology industry contacts and friends, and to start some exciting new relationships as well.

It was great to see such a vast array of metrology on show and interesting to see that compared to the UK, the European industry appears to be much more in tune with the benefits that can be gained through metrology - something we're very passionate about!

 

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3 Steps to Using Measurement to Improve Manufacturing

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3 Steps to Using Measurement to Improve Manufacturing

In the latest article by INSPHERE's Chief Executive, Ben Adeline discusses three steps to help develop a systematic approach to improving measurement data to add value and improve productivity in manufacturing.

You can find the full article here and don’t forget to sign-up to our quarterly newsletter that contains all our exciting technical articles and case studies from our current portfolio of work.

 

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INSPHERE's new quarterly newsletter available now!

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INSPHERE's new quarterly newsletter available now!

Each quarter, INSPHERE will be releasing a company newsletter and the inaugural edition is available now. You can find the newsletter here, or alternatively, subscribe to the newsletter mailing list to get all future editions delivered straight to your inbox.

This quarter's newsletter features our articles on automating measurement, using SpatialAnalyzer Measurement Plans, and an exclusive case study on how INSPHERE provided advanced training to help build a Metrology team from the ground up. Have a read and let us know what you think! 

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West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) Annual Conference 2018

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West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) Annual Conference 2018

INSPHERE are proud to be members of the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF).

At the end of February, the Annual Dinner and Conference was held in Bristol. It was great to meet our fellow members and participate in the discussions on the 'Challenge of Change'.

You can read more about the WEAF event here.

One of many interesting talks - Malcolm Scott from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) discusses UK supply chain and transformation through technology.

One of many interesting talks - Malcolm Scott from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) discusses UK supply chain and transformation through technology.

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PRESS RELEASE: INSPHERE's invitation to the Treasury

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PRESS RELEASE: INSPHERE's invitation to the Treasury

It was a great day at HM Treasury for our Chief Executive Ben Adeline who was invited to take part in a discussion panel with Rt Hon Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss. Ben shared the experiences of INSPHERE as a successful, growing company and his thoughts on economic policy and entrepreneurship for the future of UK advanced manufacturing with senior MPs.

Read the full Press Release here.

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How to Automate Your Measurement Processes

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How to Automate Your Measurement Processes

Although robots often steal the limelight when it comes to automation, significant gains can be generated by automating the software aspects of the measurement process.

In a newly released article, Ben Adeline our Chief Executive discusses the benefits of measurement automation that can be achieved through software scripting. However, there are pre-requisites and considerations that will help you decide whether software automation is right for you. These are also worth considering before you approach a specialist such as INSPHERE to help design and implement your measurement automation process.

You can find the full article here and don’t forget to sign-up to our new quarterly newsletter that will contain more exciting technical articles and case studies from our current portfolio of work, coming soon.

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