James working on some electronics at Labman

The Interns #1 – James

Katie Simpson Uncategorized

After a summer internship we are sorry to see James go. He is an intelligent and motivated young man and we know he will excel in whatever he chooses to do! This was what he had to say about his time here. When I found the Labman website I knew immediately that I had to do my summer internship here. …

Labfest Goes to the Movies

Katie Simpson Uncategorized

All things weird and wonderful was the order of the day at this year’s Labfest – Labman went 100% to the movies. At this year’s summer festival, the Labman staff, plus their nearest and dearest, encountered everything from a ghost detector to a tequila shot machine, and even a mind-controlled game! The film star costumes donned by the happy revellers …

Labman Seamer Extension Visualisation

Another new extension for Labman

Katie Simpson Uncategorized

Here at Labman we’re proud of our open plan factory space where we pretty much do everything under one roof; from engineering, software, testing and a little bit of cake eating which is all equally important in the process of making robots! But we’re growing, and fast! So we are very excited to be seeing the early stages of our …

Formula X

John Hesford Uncategorized

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 …

Musings of a US intern – Nils

Sarah Bright Uncategorized

We always ask our interns to complete a blog about their time with us, this was Nils’ first visit to the UK and what in intern he has been….. This having been my first time in the U.K. and first time in an electrical engineering job I had quite the experience across my six months here. I chose Labman as …

Beckhoff beckons

John Hesford Uncategorized

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

John Hesford Uncategorized

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 …

Labman Andrew Whitwell government Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark

Labman talks to the Government

John Hesford Uncategorized

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

John Hesford Uncategorized

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 …