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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 …

How Strong is Toughened Glass?

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There has been much serious striking of glass and clanging of metal trolleys around Labman’s factory over the past few weeks; the reason: strenuous testing of toughened glass panels to replace perspex panels in all future Labman systems. Cleaner, longer lasting and significantly cheaper; these were just some of the arguments put forward for the switch to glass. But with …

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Labman Celebrates – LABFIESTA 2017

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It was all tacos and sombreros at this year’s incredible Labman summer party – Labfiesta. With a veritable wealth of moustaches and the first taste of our very own Labman beer, AiPA, there was no question that the celebration would be memorable. Labman now numbers almost 100 staff, many of whom brought their families and friends along to experience this …

European Coatings Show

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This week sees Labman exhibiting at the ever-popular European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany. This year more than 1,100 exhibitors, the most ever at the show, will be showcasing the very latest in coating technologies. Beginning tomorrow, April 4th until Thursday April 6th, the show is a major event in the industry’s calendar, and our team have been hard at work …

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TIDAS at Coating Korea 2017

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We’re excited to announce that Labman’s distribution partner in South Korea, BLTec, are exhibiting TIDAS, our automated fineness of grind system, at Coatings Korea this week. The show, which runs for three days from the 29th to the 31st March, attracts exhibitors and visitors from across the world and runs in the amazing Songdo Convensia in Incheon, North East Korea. …