Ampleforth Eggs-ercise their Minds

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Labman was happy to welcome Ampleforth College onsite for a visit this week. Mr Anglim and his Design & Technology, STEM Scholars were onsite to see how their subjects apply to real world applications. Andrew led an in-depth tour, careers talk and a discussion on robotics. We finished our tour with the Egg Drop Challenge. We didn’t shell out for …

Formula X

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Labman were proud to be sponsoring the RSC’s Formulation Science & Technology Formula X conference at Manchester University this year. Drawing scientists, industry leaders and students from across the world, this conference sought to highlight the direction of travel for the formulating industries, where more research and development is now aimed at developing the understanding before formulation occurs; all driving …

Beckhoff beckons

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Labman are always on the lookout for new technologies and strive to work with high performance, cost efficient solutions wherever possible. Most of our systems are based on several core control technologies that provide a solid platform to build and expand on. One recent development includes working alongside Beckhoff who have an excellent reputation for producing high quality system control …

Labman heads stateside for Battlebots

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Battlebots is an American TV show where large, remotely-controlled robots fight it out in a bid to become champion. Could that champion be a robot from Labman this year? Quite possibly. Those aware of the classic British TV show Robot Wars will be familiar with the premise of the competition: robots weighing up to 250lbs compete to immobilise their opponents …

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Labman talks to the Government

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Labman took part in a recent Industrial Strategy Conference with the Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, at The Mansion House in London. It was attended by all 38 of the heads of the Local Enterprise Partnerships and business leaders from each area. North Yorkshire was represented by David Kerfoot MBE, our LEP Chair, Tom McKenzie of Spark:York, Graham …

Robots, Wreckage, Recruitment: The Leeds Robot Fighting League

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Twice a year, in the depths of the Leeds University Student union, a brutal competition of fighting prowess and endurance takes place in front of a cheering crowd. Thankfully, the combatants aren’t desperate Leeds students but robots designed and built with the sole purpose of destroying their opponents. Naturally, Labman jumped at the opportunity to sponsor such an event after …

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Seems to be in tune

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Some time ago Labman acquired a piano, and since then it had been sitting neglected in a corner, longing to be played; something had to be done. About a month ago we had a young man come in for some work experience, and while he was here, he played the piano every lunchtime. It would have been lovely to listen …

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Labman apprentice leads the way

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Arthur Harding, one of our software apprentices, reports back on his week of leading his team at the Rotary Club Youth Leadership Awards – go on Arthur. Last August I spent a week at the Kingsway Centre in Middleton-on-Teesdale, and I can safely say it was the most fun week of work I’ve ever had. Labman sponsored me to take …

The Interns #8 – John

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In our final edition of ‘The Interns’, we hear what John Hunter reckoned to his time at Labman. We’ve loved having our interns here over the summer, and look forward to welcoming more next year. Over to you John. Work hard; play hard. If one company could optimise that phrase, it would be Labman. One second, you’d be lying under …