Robot Immersion with the Mechatrons Sword Prize

Glory for Team Immersion

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Team Immersion took the top prize this month at the 2020 Irish Heavyweight Robot Championship, hosted by Mechatrons at the Dublin BT Young Scientist Festival. Ed, an engineer here at Labman, along with his Immersion teammates, travelled to Dubin to battle with some of the most notoriously powerful combat machines in the sport, controlled by expert drivers from all over …

University Career Fairs 2019

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On our everlasting search for amazing new engineers, designers and idea-generators, we visited even more university career fairs this year. Equipped with banners, pens, mugs, TVs, bottle-openers, and some of our smiliest staff, we headed off to various cities and set out our stall amongst the bustling crowds of students hoping to catch the eye of any budding engineers. Our …

Most Inspirational Leader from the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

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Labman staff member Aaron was awarded ‘Most Inspirational Leader’ following his participation in a 5 day event of activities and challenges which took place at the Kingsway Centre in Middleton-In-Teesdale. Aaron was awarded the certificate during Labman’s infamous ‘Monday Morning Meeting’ this week to acknowledge the initiative and leadership skills he demonstrated as part of the Rotary District North East, …

Tom during his internship at Labman Automation

The Interns #11 – Tom

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Having previously spent a whole year at Labman doing his Year-In-Industry internship, Tom has just completed another summer but this time as a Project Leader. Now he feels like part of the furniture and we look forward to seeing him back again soon. “It was great to get stuck into another summer at Labman, having previously spent a full year …

James during his internship at Labman Automation

The Interns #10 – James C

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As we continue with the intern blogs, we thank James C for everything he brought to Labman this summer, in particular this amusing read: “13 weeks ago, I started my internship at Labman not knowing what to expect, wondering whether robotics is a field I’d like to work in permanently. 13 weeks later, I’ve been an electrical engineer, a designer, …

One of the Future Engineers showing his project to Labman bosses.

Future Engineer Competition

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This month we were delighted to welcome several students from local schools to Labman Automation to take part in our Future Engineer Competition. Rather than staring aimlessly at social media for six weeks, we decided it would be a great project for students to get stuck into over the school summer holidays, so we launched the competition in July. The …

Daniel during his software internship at Labman Automation

The Interns #9 – Daniel

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Returning for a third stint at Labman, Daniel tells us how his internship here has provided him with some invaluable first hand experience working with software: “Honestly, this company is just brilliant. Having now completed a third stint at Labman, I am glad to report that working here is never tiresome. Everyone is just as friendly, helpful and welcoming as …

A TIDAS Unit Celebrating it's 21st Birthday

Happy 21st Birthday TIDAS

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In 1998, President Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky scandal, Michael Owen became England’s youngest full international footballer, Viagra was approved for market and Labman’s first ever product was born. That product is TIDAS, developed following three years of collaboration between Labman, consultant Jim Hatfield and Huntsman Tioxide (now Venator). Huntsman initially approached Labman unhappy about the Hegman test as …

The Interns #8 – John

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Coming all the way from London to complete his second internship at Labman, John now enters the third year of his Mechanical Engineering degree after what he describes as ‘a diverse experience’! Take it away John: Another year rolls on, and regrettably, another cracking summer at Labman comes to an end. After my first summer at Labman HQ, I left …