TT Electronics was invited by Tribune Group Ltd. to participate in the Welsh Festival of Innovation this past week, held at the University of Wales. Team members from our Rogerstone facility attended the event as Tribune’s design and manufacturing partner. The Welsh Festival of Innovation is a showcase event run by several companies and academia to highlight innovation in Wales. Attendees have the opportunity to network with industry experts and showcase their product or service to members of the public. We want to thank Tribune for inviting us, and look forward to participating in similar events in the future.
We are proud to announce that our TT Electronics facility in Perry, Ohio, was recognized on April 21, 2017 with safety awards from the Lake County Safety Council, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and the office of the U.S. House of Representatives. They recognized TT Electronics for having significantly reduced incidents and acheiving no lost time incidents for the year 2016. The awards are a testiment to the dedication of all team members and our Emergency Health and Safety team, who have been working to improve the health and safety at the facility.
Our Rogerstone team has once again partnered with the STEMworks program. Students from two local schools were invited to our manufacturing facility last week for an educational visit. The participating students were winners from an engineering workshop held in November. While on their visit, they were given a tour of the facility along with a demonstration of our 3D printer, which they observed build an artificial limb. The hands-on demo provided the students with a chance to see how advanced technologies are opening up new opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
Throughout 2016 TT Electronics have demonstrated continued support and dedication to the STEMworks project across several of our sites. Most recently two Test Technicians and a Production Engineer from our Rogerstone facility have taken part in various workshops in three schools local to the Newport area.
For several years, the TT Electronics-IMS team in Fairford has provided support for STEMworks, an initiative that works with schools, businesses, and other organisations promoting STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Last month one of our skilled technicians, Alun Roberts added some valuable manufacturing experience to a “Build and Program Robots” workshop at Northleach Primary School in Gloucestershire.
Last month, IMS welcomed a group of engineers to our facility in Rogerstone for a seminar about Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT). The attendees received an overview of IMS Testing Solutions and a tour of our facility. Our guest speaker, Bob Page of Reliability Plus gave an informative presentation on HALT – Theory and Practice and concluded the day with practical demonstrations using temperature and vibration on the HALT machines.
In an industry driven by innovation and high technology, speed and flexibility remain key differentiators for for global avionics manufacturers. The race is on, and true innovators need more out of their suppliers than transactional, commodity-based relationships in order to stay ahead of industry trends.