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It's an often bandied about idea that business hates uncertainty, and this has been further underlined by the latest research from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

However, while 52% of those UK manufacturers surveyed think that lack of UK economic certainty is the most pressing concern for business, there are some more positive attitudes to be found with 25% 'very confident' on prospects for the sector and a further 44% 'slightly confident' on prospects.

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Charlotte Stonestreet
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Lack of economic certainty concern for UK manufacturers

More than half (52%) of UK manufacturers think that lack of UK economic certainty is the most pressing concern for business, according to a new snapshot poll by Santander Corporate & Commercial.

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Disruptive redesign of the roller chain

Prototype parts have been developed by the University of Sheffield AMRC for a company aiming to disrupt the mechanical power transmission market with its redesign of the roller chain producing one that promises to be more durable, lightweight and low maintenance.

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New AR asset maintenance & operations tool

Platinum Engineering has partnered with Schneider Electric to create a comprehensive tool for asset management and operations by integrating augmented reality (AR) within Wonderware System Platform.

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£24m R&D fund for pioneering aerospace SMEs

The Government is supporting pioneering aerospace SMEs with the launch of a new £24 million fund for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects.

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Power Electronics, Machines and Drives experts wanted!

Bring your latest research to over 450 experts in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives at #PEMD2020, the 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives. PEMD delivers the very latest in practical innovations, technical developments and new theoretical research across the breadth of power electronics, machines and drives.

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Intelligent position measuring system for absolute linear feedback

With their BMP series Balluff has added a new intelligent displacement sensor which provides not only the absolute position signal for the stroke travel of a piston via IO-Link but also information about the sensor status and the current ambient conditions.

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Renewable energy powers large-load motion system for lighthouse lantern drive

Mclennan's systems integration team has recently supplied a custom designed servo actuator and motion control system that drives a 5000kg lighthouse optical system at a constant speed from a solar powered 24V battery source.

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