A Workplace Like This is Hard to Come By

John Hesford Just For Fun

I embarked on a year in industry at Labman after completing my 3rd year at Loughborough University, where I’m currently studying towards an MEng in Product Design Engineering. My role at Labman has been as a project leader and mechanical engineer. By completing this year, I have gained a diploma in industrial studies from Loughborough that will count towards my …

Mini Rallycross Team Bowes Labman

Disaster strikes ahead of rounds three and four of the British Rallycross Championship

Jordan Bowes Bowes Racing, Just For Fun

What a disaster!! The curse continues to disrupt progress with the Bowes Racing Golf. After a disastrous second round of the British Rallycross at Lydden where we suffered catastrophic gearbox failure, we knew that we would be pushed for time whilst repairing the Golf for the third and fourth round at Pembrey last weekend. With a complete engine overhaul required …

Labman Sponsored MK1 VW Golf Gti Turbo Round 2 Lydden Hill British Retro Rallycross Championship

An eventful weekend for Bowes Racing and Labman at the British Rallycross Championship Round 2

Jordan Bowes Bowes Racing, Just For Fun, Labman News

The second round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill was a little more successful than the first but not without it’s incidents. The team went down on the Saturday morning along with Steve the Labman race mechanic,  all packed and excited for the weekend. Once down there we set up and gave the cars a good clean. Then it was …

An engineer’s guide to building an Igloo

Robert Hodgson Just For Fun, Labman News, Uncategorized

Written by Tom Smith (Labman Senior Project Leader and Intrepid Explorer!) For over 37 years Labman Automation has prided itself on building state of the art custom robotic systems but what many people don’t know is that Labman has also been at the cutting edge of igloo design and building for the past three years! Now, when people think igloo …

Quad Rotor Development

Robert Hodgson Just For Fun, Projects, Technical

While studying and working a Labman, I designed, built and developed a Quad Rotor including the frame, electronics and flight control software as I thought it would be an interesting challenge and learning exercise. The software is written in C++ and runs on an on-board micro-controller called an mBed. I used the Quad Rotor in my University dissertation, developing semi-autonomous …

Team RBRacing/Labman end of 2015 season NEMCRC Championships, East Fortune.

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

By Gerry Johnson CB500 # 55 It was Jan and I that arrived at East Fortune Circuit, mid afternoon in lovely sunshine for the final meeting of the 2015 Road Racing season for Team RBRacing/Labman. With compatriot rider Richy Johnson away in the US of A, and after hanging up his racing leathers, it was left to myself and Jan to …

End of an era for RBRacing/Labman at East Fortune Championships.

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

Words by Gerry Johnson. As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” and that’s just what happened at the weekend, with son Richy hanging up his race leathers after 3 years of very successful and extremely enjoyable racing with myself in the RBRacing/Labman Motorcycle Race Team. Richard and Ally now have a 3 month old baby daughter Skye …

RBRacing/Labman back to full strength at East Fortune Scottish Championships.

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

Report by Richy. The team, now back to full strength with my return, took the leisurely drive up to what looked to be a sunny East Fortune Race circuit near North Berwick, for a round of the Scottish Championships. The team were also one member stronger this weekend with daughter Skye making her first appearance at only 6 weeks old (such is her …