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North West LabVIEW User Group February 2018

Come along to our North West LabVIEW User Group and learn about LabVIEW with our expert presentations and interactive sessions. The event will be held on Monday 5th February from 12.30pm – 5.00pm at:- Sensor City 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5LJ. Register Now: It’s free to come along, so Click Here to Register. If you know someone else in the area who uses LabVIEW, please forward the details to them. Read more

Metis Automation Wins Industry 4.0 Award

Metis Automation has been recognised as a leading player in providing advanced manufacturing software. We won the Industry 4.0 Award, sponsored by Siemens at The Northern Automotive Alliance Awards 2017. Industry 4.0 is the convergence of digital, physical and biological assets in manufacturing. The Northern Automotive Alliance Awards showcased the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region. The ceremony was held on The 9th of November 2017 at the Mere Hotel Golf Resort Knutsford. The judges acknowledged that Metis Automation has a clear, client-driven requirement that results in a practical, real-life application. For this reason, our […] Read more

Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards

Metis Automation has been recognised as a leading player in the automotive industry. We have been shortlisted for the high profile Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards taking place on 9th November 2017, in the Industry 4.0 section. Industry 4.0 is the coming together of digital, physical and biological assets. It is creating unprecedented opportunities for UK manufacturing businesses and supply chains, to optimise productivity and competitiveness. The award is open to SME’s who have used these technology enablers to markedly benefit their core business. Metis Automation has software and systems that help advanced manufacturers to implement Industry 4.0 to consequently grow […] Read more

AMRC Factory 2050 Visit

Martin Griffiths our Technical Director, visited the ARMC Factory 2050 in Sheffield organised by the Northern Automotive Alliance. He spent the afternoon viewing some of their advanced manufacturing technologies. During the visit, he witnessed advanced robotic CNC machining; assisted assembly processes and automated vision inspection systems. These technologies are solving challenges for large manufacturing companies and SME’s. CNC Robots The tour started in the ARMC Factory 2050 machine shop. This houses several Kuka robots which have been modified to perform CNC machining operations. These machines are designed to give more flexibility to the machining process. They also give the ability […] Read more

Metis Automation Joins The Northern Automotive Alliance

Metis Automation has recently joined the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA). The NAA supports companies throughout the North of the UK, that work in and also supply to the automotive industry. Joining the Northern Automotive Alliance This has been important for Metis Automation. We are strongly focused on software and technology for the automotive industry across OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and SMEs. Our goal is to help improve the manufacturing capabilities of all involved in the automotive industry and as a result, help bring better quality products to consumers. Connected Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry We are working with several Tier […] Read more

Metis Automation Joins LCR4.0

The North West is the largest manufacturing region in the United Kingdom. It has been selected for a new and innovative strategy to help SMEs in the Liverpool City Region, to implement Industry 4.0 (I4.0) in their companies. Metis Automation joined this programme in June 2017 and are optimistic about using LCR4.0 to expand our range of services and software, for Industry 4.0. How Industry 4.0 is Changing the Manufacturing Landscape The internet enables a change in shift for how manufacturers reach their customers. For example, suitcase manufacturer Trunki gets 90% of their customers directly through their website. This has […] Read more

North West LabVIEW User Group May 2017

Our latest LabVIEW User Group was kindly hosted by Liverpool John Moores University. At this event, LabVIEW developers of all abilities learned about current practices and techniques of LabVIEW software development. Chris Jones, Senior Applications Engineer at National Instruments gave an overview of the upcoming changes to LabVIEW. The first version of these updates has since been released at NI Week as LabVIEW NXG 1.0. Chris demonstrated some exciting additions to LabVIEW, including a method of easily publishing LabVIEW code to web pages. Now that LabVIEW NXG 1.0 has been release, we can’t wait to download a version and start […] Read more

LabVIEW Developer Days Manchester

We will be joining National Instruments at the complimentary and informative LabVIEW Developer Days in Manchester on 13th June 2017. At this event, you’ll be able to improve your LabVIEW development skills with software design principles and methodologies. Network with the LabVIEW Community to share knowledge and expertise. Our lead developer, Martin Griffiths will be presenting Test Solutions for a Connected Factory, going into detail about how tests systems can rise to the challenges of Industry 4.0 and Connected Manufacturing. It will teach you what you need to know to get the benefits of Connected Manufacturing in your next test […] Read more

North West LabVIEW User Group – Monday 15 May

Learn about LabVIEW at our User Group meeting on 15 May at John Moores University, Liverpool. At our next session we will have Chris Jones from National Instruments giving a presentation on the NI technology Preview & next generation of LabVIEW Martin Griffiths from Metis Automation will be discussing getting to grips with large LabVIEW apps, and Peter Whiteley will be in charge of our fun LabVIEW coding challenge. There will also be a department tour of the university at the end of the session. For further information and to register for the upcoming event, click here. Read more

Connected Manufacturing Event

Connected Manufacturing – Transformation Through Technology. We’re hearing a lot about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 – but what does it mean in practice and how can manufacturers really benefit? Find out at the first Connected Manufacturing event on Wednesday 17th May, 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Digital Media Centre in Barnsley. This event will give you the opportunity to hear directly from manufacturers who are already increasing efficiency and productivity, through the application of digital technologies. Confirmed participants include speakers from Naylor Industries (Barnsley), Stainless Plating (Sheffield) and Coca-Cola European Partners (Wakefield) plus the digital companies that […] Read more