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Labfest: The Golden Years

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An abundance of wigs, flares, peace signs and classic tunes; this year saw Labman enter The Golden Years for an epic summer party with a good twist of retro. Now in its fourth year, Labfest is quickly becoming a solid highlight in the Labman calendar for both staff, as well as friends and families.    A group of dedicated volunteers …

Introducing Labman Software

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At Labman we’ve built our business on developing bespoke robotics systems based on a deep understanding of our customers’ needs. We are excited to announce today that we are now bringing this expertise to developing custom software solutions – Labman Software. This newest member of the Labman family will focus on developing custom, open and connected software that fits with …

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Code Club Calls In

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Labman were happy to host Code Club last week – a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for young people aged 9-13.  The sounds of engineering were added to by the coos and chatter of 11 young developers as they took a tour of the facility. The Labman team set up some interactive tasks for …

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Labman Help Wildcats to the Nationals

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Thanks in part to sponsorship from Labman, Newcastle Wildcats are delighted to be sending 4 teams to the British Universities National Ice Hockey Championships over the weekends of 7/8th and 14/15th of April at iceSheffield. The first weekend sees the Women’s (Tier 4) and C Team (Tier 6) take part. The Women’s team have made the semi-finals for the past …

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Snow Joke at Labman

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The Beast from the East; The Pest from the West; whichever way you look at it, the UK has been thoroughly battered by the snow over the last few weeks. Labman engineers, never knowingly beaten by a bit of weather, took the opportunity to temporarily expand our HQ with an igloo, as well as sledging down any available slope. Our …

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Labman are heading to ACS 2018

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The bi-annual American Coatings Show, or ACS, is almost upon us, and Labman is delighted to announce that we’ll be attending again this year. As well as bringing the ever-popular TIDAS automated Hegman gauge drawdown system to Indianapolis, we’ll also be revealing some exciting new technology in the pipeline. As Labman continues to grow and innovate at a rapid pace, …

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25 Years of Labman

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In November 1992 Labman became a Limited company, and began growing from a small startup operation to become one of today’s most sought after custom automation manufacturers. Watch our anniversary video below and read on! Begun in Middlesbrough, by Prof. George Carter of Durham University in 1979, Labman initially designed small robotic systems to aid in education. The company went …

New Osteoporosis Detection Device – Pocosteo

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Osteoporosis (literally “porous bone”) is a ‘silent killer’ disease that causes more than 8.9 million fractures every year, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds. Labman, alongside European partners including Universiteit Gent, Fundico and Universitat Rovira i Virgili, are delighted to announce that they will be developing a brand new, high precision device for identifying individuals at risk of …

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Princess Anne Visits Labman

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Labman were delighted to host HRH, the Princess Royal, yesterday, October 10th, 2017, in a visit to officially open the brand-new extension of our HQ. She was provided with lunch in one of our newly renovated board rooms before being given a short tour around many of the automated systems being built on the factory floor, allowing her to meet …