Keith Harrison - Chairman SED

Profile of the Surface Engineering Division's new chairman.

Special section – Lean manufacturing – a remedy for tough times

Lean manufacturing processes can help companies cut costs and increase efficiency. This article presents case studies and explains the importance of whole-staff involvement.

What’s hot? – thermal tracing applications

Thermal tracing equipment used for military applications is successfully being transferred to applications such as wildlife welfare and clothing. Information gathered may have other materials related uses.

Special section – corporate manslaughter legislation

The first prosecution based on the UK’s 2007 Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act has begun. Guy Bastable, Partner in Business Crime and Regulation at law firm BCL Burton Copeland, based in London, UK, explores the impact of the legislation on industry and the need to review procedures and take preventative steps.

Special section – Man and the Machinery Directive

The new EU Machinery Directive will come into force on 29 December 2009. Tony Reynolds, Compliance Consultant at Lorien Engineering Solutions in Lichfield, UK, discusses the implications for manufacturers of machinery, system integrators and end-users.