Barry-Wehmiller appoints director of business development

| April 21, 2017

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As part of Barry-Wehmiller’s commitment to enhancing the value it offers customers, the capital equipment and engineering solutions leader tapped 20-year packaging industry veteran Bruce Larson as Director of Business Development for its packaging platform.

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Amorphous Structures was formed in 2016 by Director Nick Morphett. It is a consulting engineering firm specialising in structural design, providing innovative structural solutions to a broad client base. Nick Morphett has over 10 years​ structural design experience across various market sectors.

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10 simple ways to ensure a successful infrastructure project

Article | August 4, 2021

In amongst the chatter about how we can 'do' infrastructure better, there's now a growing consensus that we need to improve the way we design our interventions - 'design' in the broader sense of the word, rather than the narrow sense we tend to use as engineers. My front-end principles for better infrastructure Over the course of my career, the following front-end principles have served well to ensure we think through, before we rush in where angels fear to tread. Be clear about the purpose and the expected outcomes, and engage communities in decision-making through an effective communication strategy. Prioritise the user, aiming to offer services that are modern, effective and affordable. Seek to improve people's quality of life and support the transition to a more sustainable future, while also facilitating the functioning of the economy, enhancing productivity and accommodating growth (to the extent possible, given other competing objectives). Extract greatest value from existing infrastructure through timely maintenance, repurposing, renewal and upgrading. Seek to remove constraints and bottlenecks. Aim to make best use of data, automation, innovation and technology (including for future asset management), recognising the complexity and risks this may introduce. Recognise, analyse, mitigate and manage technical, environmental and climate risks, and complete any surveys necessary to support this. Improve governance, with robust, timely and transparent decision-making, supported by strong evidence-based planning, clear prioritisation, and best practice technical design and delivery. Seek an appropriate funding balance between 'user pays' and general taxation which incentivises behaviours in the best long-term social, economic and environmental interests. Complete well-evidenced business cases and risk assessments of proposed initiatives before embarking on projects, including financing proposals. Aim to allocate the risks identified to those best able to carry them. Facilitate collaboration between the government and business to promote delivery of the broader social, economic and environmental benefits. Clearly, there are many other issues to consider as a project develops, and the above principles may seem obvious to some, and a counsel of perfection to others, but it's surprising how many are overlooked in the rush to build.

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Manufacturing and engineering, and Covid-19

Article | August 4, 2021

Just a week ago our world looked very different. This week we’re in the midst of one of the biggest health crises the world has ever seen. We have been thinking long and hard about how we respond to this awful situation. One of the serious concerns right now is our lack of preparedness for this pandemic. At Sandfield Engineering we are preparing for what comes next.

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Small Business Loans For Construction During Coronavirus

Article | August 4, 2021

On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed the COVID-19 stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This law provides significant support, resources, and $350 billion in loans and grants to construction businesses. In this article, we’ll cover what contractors and suppliers need to know about the small business loan program, including who qualifies, and how to apply for an SBA loan.

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Jigs and Fixtures: 6 Ways to Improve Production Efficiency with 3D Printing

Article | August 4, 2021

Whether it’s jigs, fixtures or grips, tooling remains a vital, if seemingly mundane, part of the manufacturing process. Regardless of the complexity of your products, the productivity and efficiency of your production depend on the availability of high-quality tooling aids. Maximising production efficiency and productivity is a key concern for manufacturers. Jigs and fixtures are manufacturing aids used to increase the reliability, accuracy and quality of the manufacturing process whilst minimising production cycle times and improving worker safety.

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