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Irish Manufacturing Research News & Events August 2020  

The Hidden Power of Mullingar – Acting Locally and Impacting Globally

Rico Biriah recently wrote this piece about IMR which was published in the Westmeath Topic 28/08/2020. 
For the reader who is not from the midlands and may not know the history of the site in the National Science Park in Mullingar. This is worth a read!

The former tobacco factory site has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. Everywhere is pristine, modern with high-spec units and squeaky-clean filtered air environments. The wafting tobacco has long gone and any connection to its former life has been expunged completely. It is now home to the Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) centre, a world-class industrial research, and development facility.

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Face masks developed in Ireland could help meat-plant workers

Face masks that allow people to work more safely in close proximity in COVID-rich environments such as intensive care units and meat plants have been developed by Irish researchers.

The sealed mask, similar to a scuba-diving mask, has been developed by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) along with researchers at Cork’s Tyndall Institute and business consultant Dave Manning, who has now set up a company to sell the masks.

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Announcements 

Current Career Opportunities at IMR

As Irish Manufacturing Research continues to go from strength to strength we are delighted to be able to announce the following job opportunities:

If you are interested send your cv to imrcareers@clark.ie 
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The Doosan Puma Arrives in Mullingar

In partnership with Mills CNC, this month we have received the delivery of the latest piece of research equipment - a Doosan Puma 2600SY II. The machine comes with all the optional extras, from automation prep, thermal compensation to bar feed capabilities and will be used to support research projects with Irish engineering companies.

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Career-FIT PLUS Fellowship at IMR

The Career-FIT PLUS “Career Development Fellowships in Irish Technology Centres and Technology Gateways” programme was launched by Enterprise Ireland (EI) in 2019. Irish Manufacturing Research is delighted to be part of this initiative.

IMR’s goal is to Demystify, Derisk, and Deliver emerging technologies and new knowledge to enable industry to succeed at the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. IMR research focuses on 4 thematic pillars, Design for Manufacturing, Automation & Control, Digitsation and Sustainable Manufacturing

We have 14 Career-FIT PLUS opportunities available across our research pillars, working with industry on market-focused research projects.

The programme is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MCSA) COFUND.

Key Dates 

Opens 07/09/2020
Call closes 31/12/2020

For more information contact us info@imr.ie

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IMR New Membership Brochure  

We are delighted to launch our new Community Membership brochure.  
The benefits of becoming an IMR Community member enables access to IMR’s Client Network, Knowledge and Events. Membership provides you with support and expertise on the latest manufacturing trends nationally and internationally through your active association with Ireland’s leading Independent Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing.

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Irish Industry avail of Machining 4.0 Vouchers for SMEs

Interreg NWE Machining vouchers grant the recipient expert analysis of their existing products, processes, services, procedures & methods. As a result of this analysis, practical integration and validation activities could be carried out within the recipient's business. Consecutive combinations of analysis and integration will be eligible within the voucher system. 

Four more Irish companies joined Irish Pressing in availing of the Interreg Machining 4.0 vouchers including:

  • Lenane Precision 
  • Mann Engineering
  • Croom Precision Medical
  • Dawnlough Limited
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Eaton – IMR Collaboration


On Wednesday the 12th of August, IMR was delighted to host Dr. James Ryle from Eaton’s ‘Centre for Intelligent Power’.​

Eaton is evaluating research use cases with IMR in advanced camera and optical technology. ​IMR are utilizing this technology in their ongoing development of an Industry 4.0 industrial pilot line at our Mullingar facility.​

Eaton has been hugely supportive of IMR’s efforts to create a collaborative industrial environment where companies can integrate and test their technologies. 
 
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CIRCULÉIRE were proud to be featured as a key partner of the EPA's National Waste Prevention Programme. 

The EPA  published the NWPP Annual Report 2019, highlighting the importance of a Circular Economy, the aim is to help the country reduce GHG emissions and waste levels through the wide adoption of Circular Economy practices. The full report is available below. 

Full Report

Milestone Reached in Symbio Beer Project


Irish Manufacturing Research was delighted to announce a significant milestone reached in our Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland Green Enterprise Symbiobeer project.

The project is demonstrating an industrial symbiosis pilot between a brewery and a bread manufacturer replacing virgin grain with waste bread and utilising production outputs from the brewing process to create a bread-closing the loop (Bread-Beer-Bread).

The picture above is the first samples from the project thanks to our project partners Liam Hanlon Head Brewer St Mels Brewery and Pierre Delannoy Master baker Panelto Foods.
 
About the Project

Up Coming Activity

Industry4.0 'The Future of Work' Online Event

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) invites teachers and their class to join “The Future of Work” online event, in partnership with the Industry4.E Lighthouse Initiative from ECSEL. This event targets 15-16 years old students and aims to promote STEAM careers and a greater understanding of Industry4.0 technologies.

An IMR researcher will introduce students to what Industry 4.0 is and careers possibilities within the 4th Industrial Revolution through videos and a live presentation. To introduce some friendly competition and interaction between schools there will be a quiz using Kahoot!* for all participants. 

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Date: 23rd September 2020
Location: Online (Zoom & Kahoot!)

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Premier Publishing & Events Ltd has significant experience in creating offline and online events in Manufacturing, FMCG, Construction, Tech, Finance & Health. They are offering free Virtual events across their five operating divisions.  Below is a list to their upcoming events. 
 

Dr. Niall Aughney is delighted to be invited by Malone Group to take part in The Common Purpose new program for emerging leaders. Niall is Director of IIoT & I4.0 at IMR, his presentation is on recent research and prototypes that were designed in partnership with Malone Group and MIT who had a concept idea with a basic design for ventilators. 
About Common Purpose

Are you a micro-enterprise?  if so there is free professional GDPR service support available from the SMOOTH project sign up to the pilot program, here
 
Further Info:
While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a solid step forward in the protection of the personal data of the European citizens, it imposes serious compliance requirements on all types of business. 

Micro enterprises are disproportionately challenged due to their relative lack of resources and expertise and are often exposed to involuntary data breaches and high fines. SMOOTH platform, an easy-to-use and affordable solution to these challenges, will be available for testing as from mid-July to assist small enterprises in complying with key requirements of the GDPR!
 
SMOOTH Project
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