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  1. Great find ! The detail and finish on this...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 13-02-2018
    Great find !

    The detail and finish on this model is exceptional. It would be great to get a sense of the time this took to produce and also the work they are doing around tolerances. Also...
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  2. Great comments. Good to hear these successes; the...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 06-02-2018
    Great comments. Good to hear these successes; the range and breadth of our exporting industry continues to astound me !
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  3. Yes, many of these things are wrapped like Easter...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 30-01-2018
    Yes, many of these things are wrapped like Easter eggs !

    Commonly, an easy way to add perceived value is via the packaging. Supply chain or purchasing associates who may not be directly linked to...
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  4. Waste & Packaging

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 25-01-2018
    Coca-Cola have recently announced sustainable packaging goals to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can sold worldwide by 2030. As manufacturers we have a responsibility for...
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  5. Clips & talks & some great video shorts - Keeping upto date in Manufacturing

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 24-01-2018
    Identifying new trends and trying to understanding them is hard enough without having to scour the web to find all the pro's and cons. To this end I thought I would link some very informative short...
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  6. Plant facilities & solar PV

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 11-01-2018
    A few years ago several legislation changes made the introduction of solar PV financially non-viable/very difficult to justify. I cannot remember the exact details but this was around the rates...
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  7. Great question: I am fortunate to work in an...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 11-01-2018
    Great question:

    I am fortunate to work in an environment that is constantly driving for improvements, supported and underpinned by a great business system. My example; although I wont go into...
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  8. Thanks for the links gentleman. If you are unable...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 03-01-2018
    Thanks for the links gentleman. If you are unable to get to see other sites these are certainly good opportunities to see these facilities in action.
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  9. Waste Recycling

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 07-12-2017
    Thread: Waste Recycling
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6xlNyWPpB8

    Waste and waste material is a significant concern for all of as primarily (and most importantly) there is an immediate environmental impact but...
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  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc ...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 07-12-2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc

    Great question @Amy Brusndon !

    Coding should be a key learning point for every school across the country and is critical in my view to the future...
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  11. What has been the most impressive plant you have seen & why ?

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 30-11-2017
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    I am interested in getting your views on what the most impressive manufacturing plant you have seen and why ?

    1. What made it stand out ?
    2. What did you take away from that ?
    3. How much...
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  12. Hi @Daniel Kirmatzis...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 29-11-2017
    Hi @Daniel Kirmatzis.

    Thanks for the links.

    My take on it is that it is not the car manufactures data to sell. It is the car owners and they should then feel able to release this as an when...
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  13. 342 We are not yet looking at this level of...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 28-11-2017
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    We are not yet looking at this level of automation as we have so many other areas of efficiency that can help us improve all through the value chain.

    However, there are some initial...
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  14. Good question Daniel Kirmatzis. I don't know...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 28-11-2017
    Good question Daniel Kirmatzis.

    I don't know much about this but my view is that as long as we don't kill the neutrality as being proposed here for the internet.

    I think any system has to be...
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  15. Amazing ! We have recently been using a 3D...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 28-11-2017
    Amazing ! We have recently been using a 3D printer for small design during a kaizen event and have found this very useful even for activities of this type. Being able to develop an idea to completion...
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  16. Full agree ! Lost of new technology on show...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 06-10-2017
    Full agree !

    Lost of new technology on show now at the Geneva Motor show. Airbus are extending towards drown pods that really merges how we consider travel and the movement of people and goods,...
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  17. Planes, Trains & Automobiles - the future of transport?

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 29-09-2017
    Hello All,

    I recently come across this article in The Engineer and thought it was an interesting piece. We see each day in the news how Tesla and now Dyson are talking about electric cars and how...
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  18. Hi Daniel Kirmatzis, "For example - what would...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 18-09-2017
    Hi Daniel Kirmatzis,

    "For example - what would manufacturers like from FE and HE courses that they believe are not currently being catered for?"

    It is not what is currently not being catered...
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  19. Hi Daniel Kirmatzis, Thanks for the reply. It...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 18-09-2017
    Hi Daniel Kirmatzis,

    Thanks for the reply. It is a big question and I admit to not knowing the answer. My thoughts are currently around a few points.

    1. Knowledge sharing & skills development...
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  20. Hi Amy Brunsdon, Thanks very much for this...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 11-09-2017
    Hi Amy Brunsdon,

    Thanks very much for this video. For me this plays right into cellular manufacture and how you manage a materiel handler within the takt rate of a cell or group of cells.
    ...
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  21. Hello Daniel Kirmatzis, Thanks for sharing the...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 11-09-2017
    Hello Daniel Kirmatzis,

    Thanks for sharing the article. An interesting read. A takeaway for me is that in the middle of uncertainty advantage can be taken, be this for the positive or the...
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  22. Hi Amy Brunsdon, Found this .... seems to show...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 06-09-2017
    Hi Amy Brunsdon,

    Found this .... seems to show a real practical movement towards this. As mentioned before. Very exciting !
    ...
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  23. Thanks both for responses. My question was...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 06-09-2017
    Thanks both for responses.

    My question was more geared towards online training as a substitution for undergraduate degree studies or in-situ training in a formal setting.

    Areas such as...
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  24. What are your experiences with online learning?

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 30-08-2017
    I have had great experiences with online learning through courses delivered via Coursera, Khan Academy, Udemy etc.

    What are your general views on these short courses and do you feel they have any...
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  25. Hi Amy Brunsdon. I see significant upside of...

    Posted by Garry Clawson, 30-08-2017
    Hi Amy Brunsdon.

    I see significant upside of this technology. This is no longer just printing small toys or bottle tops. The whole area of 3D printing has shifted and is dragging the rest of the...
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