Managing Director, Howard Pickard, who is on the Yorkshire Regional Advisory Board for EEF attended the National Manufacturing Conference on Tuesday.
The EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018 brought together senior leaders, key policy makers and the media for unmissable industry analysis, inspiration and debate.
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“Members tell me the most important things on their minds include skills, number one, normally skills number two and number three as well,” said EEF chief executive Stephen Phipson early on. But, he quickly added, manufacturers are “of course” worried about preparations for leaving the EU and what that means for their businesses.”
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Attendees will benefit from a thought-provoking 2-day programme of presentations covering all aspects of the investment casting process, as well as an extensive exposition featuring key suppliers to the industry, plus an invitation to visit Portugal’s foremost investment casting foundry, Zollern & Comandita, who specialise in the manufacture of investment cast offers products made of steel-, aluminum- and nickel-cobalt-based super alloys. EICF International Conferences now attract around 350 delegates and 40 exhibitors from over 25 countries around the globe.
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LBBC Technologies will be exhibiting at the EICF 29th International Conference on booth 32, from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th April 2018 in Porto in Portugal.
LBBC’s Boilerclave® leads the industry for autoclave dewaxing applications whilst the Core Leaching Autoclave remains the benchmark in efficient, safe and accurate ceramic core removal.
As a world leading technology company specialising in the investment casting sector, LBBC Technologies based in Leeds, United Kingdom passed the audit for the more stringent ISO9001:2015 accreditation in January this year.
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LBBC Technologies are exhibiting at ICI Conference and Equipment Show on Sunday 15th to Wednesday 18th October 2017, in Covington, Kentucky, USA they will be in Booth 113 where they will be demonstrating their core leaching unit.
James McKnight, is working with the company to develop a bespoke placement experience that will see year 10 students develop an autoclave component through from design, manufacture to assembly. This hands-on approach will give them a real understanding of LBBC Technologies type of work and the wider engineering industry.
Robert Pickard, Director said “We are pleased to be working with Pudsey Grangefield School to develop and inspire the next generation of engineers.”
LBBC Technologies are working with a year 11 student, James McKnight from Pudsey Grangefield School to develop a bespoke work placement program at the company.
LBBC Technologies has been established on the same site in Pudsey since 1876, the company is involved in developing new engineering technology for the process industries and so needs to secure the future skills by encouraging young people into engineering careers.
Youmna Khan, Post 16 Learning and Progression Support Manager, Pudsey Grangefield School said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with LBBC Technologies to give our students a greater insight into the world of work and the career opportunities available to them.”
Pudsey Grangefield School is a heavily oversubscribed mixed comprehensive secondary school located in the heart of Pudsey.
The school has over 1200 students with a thriving Sixth Form of 220 students, all taught in a state of the art building. The innovative and unique design of the building creates a calm atmosphere, very different to that of many secondary schools.
At the same time LBBC Technologies have updated their accreditation from the ISO9001:2008 standard to the more rigorous ISO9001:2015. The new standard has been designed to respond to the latest trends and be compatible with other ISO management systems.
LBBC Technologies have passed their ISO9001 audit by BSI, a third party UKAS accredited certification body, with no non conformities.
Emphasising the importance of this year’s theme in her hard-hitting opening speech, Jeannette Medati said: “If we get this wrong, the result is not only the failure of the end product and damage to our reputations, but damage to the defence of the realm.”
The opening day of the forum culminated in the Supplier Achievement Awards, which recognise and celebrate good performance in BAE Systems’ suppliers.
The awards ceremony was opened with a speech from Submarines soon-to-be Managing Director, Will Blamey, who was clear in his message to suppliers. He said: “Maintaining progress across Astute and Dreadnought, spending money wisely and at the same time assuring quality and safety in everything we do, is paramount.”
LBBC Technologies, who won the Customer Focus Award – currently manufacturing hatches and watertight doors for our submarines, they pulled out all the stops to meet a major milestone before Christmas.
Project Manager Bill Morris, who collected the award on behalf of LBBC Technologies, said it was “like a fairy tale” for them to get this recognition. He added: “This is a total surprise and I cannot thank everyone at BAE Systems enough.
“We are a small company, but all of our team realise the importance of the work we’re doing for you, and we’ve worked night shifts and many weekends this year to get the job done. We have a real passion to help our customers and we look forward to working with you in the future.”
Howard Pickard, Managing Director said “The ICI Technical Conference and Expo gave us chance to present the latest advances in dewaxing with the renowned Boilerclave® and in ceramic core removal with their Core Leaching Autoclave pressurised system. As a long term member of ICI and supplier to the investment casting industry we were pleased to be a part of the ICI conference and continue to be at the forefront of understanding and developing the technology. The conference was well attended with a lot of opportunities across the world.”
LBBC Technologies exhibited at the 63rd Annual ICI Technical Conference and Expo on Investment Casting from Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th October 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
LBBC’s Boilerclave® continues to lead the industry for autoclave dewaxing whilst the Core Leaching Autoclave remains the benchmark in efficient, safe and consistent ceramic core removal from investment castings.
Recent trends are an increasing demand of larger sized units of both the Boilerclave® and Core Leaching Autoclaves to accommodate the processing of larger molds and castings . The standard Boilerclave® range is up to a 6′ 6″ or 2m dia. and the largest Core Leaching Autoclave with a working envelope of up to 6’ deep and 3’ diameter.
LBBC Technologies continue to increase understanding and further develop the core leaching process. Areas that are being developed include the range of high temperature core leaching units suitable for removing cores with an increasing Alumina content in addition to looking at ways of further optimising the core removal process and reducing the operating costs.
LBBC’s service and spares team continue to play a key role in supporting the products by installing on site, providing training to operator and maintenance teams along with scheduled servicing to ensure continued safe, reliable and efficient operation of the equipment throughout its lifetime. The team have recently all been accredited with the UK’s Safecontractor status.
Howard Pickard, Managing Director said “We are very pleased to have achieved this accreditation as it now provides official recognition for our high safety standards and quality of workmanship. We intend to continue to work hard to maintain this certification and endeavour to achieve further accreditations relevant to the advanced engineering sectors we supply.”
We look forward to welcoming visitors to our booth and discussing their wax or core removal requirements.
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LBBC Technologies specialises in industrial autoclave systems and pressure containment hatches incorporating the revolutionary Quicklock® door. With over 70% of equipment being for export, the company is recognised globally for its expertise in pressure containment and allied high level safety systems.
Howard Pickard, Managing Director said “We are very pleased to have achieved this certification as we have now been officially recognised for our high safety standards and dedication to providing market leading products and services. We intend to continue to work hard to maintain this certification and endeavour to achieve further accreditations relevant to the advanced engineering sectors we supply.”
Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that LBBC Technologies has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.