Girl Guides Race to the Finals of National Robotics Competition

March 11, 2019

Young engineers will fly the flag for North East Girl Guiding in the finals of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge after winning a unique heat. Over 100 guides from across the region designed, built and programmed robots with LEGO Mindstorm and then went head-to-head at Reece Group’s Armstrong Works. The three top teams of 3rd Hexham, Morpeth and Division B (North Tyneside) will now join other winners from across the UK and compete in the final at The Big …

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Investment in Additive Manufacturing Brings Contract Win for Responsive Engineering

February 19, 2019

Robotic welding equipment is enabling Responsive Engineering to continue its expansion into the rail and energy markets. Following contracts to provide parts for London’s Elizabeth Line, part of the Crossrail development, the business has won further contracts to manufacture products for leading rail customers in the UK and Greece. Robotic welding equipment, including a Kuka KR 240L 180 robot, a Mazak VTC800/30SR and two Fanuc M-6i-100i machines, lovingly named Ant and Dec. This enables the firm to offer an expanded …

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Subsea Expo 2019

January 7, 2019

Responsive Engineering is pleased to announce our attendance for the sixth consecutive year to Subsea Expo 2019. Subsea Expo, organised by Subsea UK, is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference and is free to attend. Responsive Engineering will be exhibiting at stand 144, just past the registration area for the event. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Engineering & Technology Solutions Exhibition 2018

September 20, 2018

We are attending the Engineering & Technology Solutions Exhibition 2018 in Cheshire, on the 26th September 2018. Our team will be on stand C46, where attendees can learn more about our capabilities and our wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Responsive Engineering Expands into Port of Blyth with New Quayside Fabrication Facility

August 20, 2018

Responsive Engineering is expanding into the Port of Blyth with a new fabrication facility to provide specialist services to the North East’s growing offshore energy sector. Part of global engineering firm Reece Group, Responsive Engineering operates in a wide range of markets including oil and gas, subsea, offshore renewables, nuclear, rail and defence. As the business continues to diversify, its new division – Rapid Manufacturing Services Ltd (RMS) – will focus on the mobilisation and demobilisation of offshore vessels from …

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Reece Group Welcomes Prime Minister Theresa May to Armstrong Works

July 24, 2018

Reece Group was pleased to welcome Prime Minister Theresa May to the Armstrong Works when the cabinet met in the North East as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. The Prime Minister found out more about the diverse work of the group’s engineering companies and met with apprentices before taking questions from employees on issues including Brexit and investment in skills. Mrs May said that discussions at today’s Cabinet meeting focussed on implementing the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy, …

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Responsive Engineering Looks to the Future with Major Investment in New Machinery

June 20, 2018

A major investment in machinery is leading to new opportunities for Responsive Engineering. Robotic welding equipment including Kuka KR 240L 180 robot and Fanuc M-6i-100i machines along with a Mazak VTC800/30SR enables the firm to offer an expanded manufacturing service to customers, particularly in the defence, energy and rail markets. Graeme Cook, managing director, Responsive Engineering, said: “This investment in robotic welding, additive manufacturing and large machining capability enables us to take on increasingly complex and challenging projects and ensure …

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Responsive Engineering Partners with North East Firm Lockpoint in Fight Against Cash Point Thieves

May 5, 2018

North East MP Alan Campbell visited Responsive Engineering to find out how the firm is using the latest technology to protect cash machines from thieves. Responsive Engineering is working in partnership with North Tyneside-based Lockpoint to manufacture its Gryphon security device that has thwarted ATM thefts across the country. The Gryphon provides an “intelligent” barrier of steel to bolster cash machines against a variety of dangerous attacks, including explosive gas and ram raids. In gas attacks, the thieves inject gas …

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Reece Foundation Supports Great Exhibition of the North to Inspire the Next Generation of Innovative Engineers

March 21, 2018

Children and young people across the UK will have the opportunity to take part in the biggest event in England this year, Great Exhibition of the North, following the launch of a dedicated schools’ programme that celebrates the North of England. From volunteering and school visits to creative competitions and classroom resources, the Great Exhibition of the North schools’ programme is designed to give children and young people in England and Wales the chance to celebrate the North in 2018 …

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Engineers team-up with Girlguiding North East to tackle the gender gap in STEM

February 19, 2018

Over a hundred girl guides from units across the North East went head-to-head in a special round of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge. The partnership between EngineeringUK, Girlguiding North East and the Reece Foundation aims to get more girls actively involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK is female – the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. But the UK’s economy could benefit from …

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