I recently met John Renard, the President
of Cyient for the EMEA region. Cyient started
as a contract CAD resource and software developer
but has evolved and expanded so it now employs
over 12,000 people globally, providing engineering
services to blue-chip companies in a variety
of market sectors. As expected, I found out
more about these engineering services and how
they can benefit machine builders, but John
also wanted to tell me about a new direction
his company is taking.
In response to demand from its customers,
Cyient is moving into 'product realisation' and,
in particular, is eager to meet innovative
UK machine builders who can collaborate with
Cyient on new manufacturing processes the company
A third topic we discussed is the ways in
which Cyient can help machine builders when
they are bidding for new projects.
my interview with
John Renard of Cyient and find out more about the resources and opportunities
available for machine builders.
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camera benefits from faster onboard processing
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NH and NS linear bearings last twice as long
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hardware-independent machine vision software
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training course: Pneumatic Safety for Design
A new course from Festo covers the application
of pneumatics in relation to the Machinery
Directive and associated machinery safety standards. More?
now for The Machine Building Show 2014
Online registration has now opened for The
Machine Building Show that takes place at the
NEC on 30 September and 1 October. More?
Automation Conference 2014
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Lee Spring catalogue features 20,000 spring
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intelligent controllers for machine vision
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tool safety systems from a single source
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and services that Pilz offers for implementing
cost-effective, state-of-the-art machinery
safety systems. More?
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the Physical Agents Directive EMF 2013/35/EU
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that undertakes long-term tests on aerospace
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ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator - watch
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