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SPARK! Engineering Festival

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Micrometric will be exhibiting at SPARK! Engineering Festival


May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017        


Lincoln’s most precious engineering masterpiece, Lincoln Cathedral, hosts a celebration of the city’s engineering heritage, with the theme of ‘Back to the Future’.

Bring your families and take part in have-a-go activities, meet today’s engineers and technologists, and find out about career and study opportunities with world leading organisations based in and around Lincoln. The event will showcase cutting-edge developments in maths, science and technology that are happening across the county right now.

Exhibits include:

  • A faithful recreation of Doc Brown’s Delorean time machine from the Back To The Future films, owned by Lincoln-born Jason Bradbury (former presenter of The Gadget Show and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln);
  • Project work on display from local Year 8 & 9 pupils in the Go4Set programme – including Eco Hotel, Stations for the Future, and The Eco Classroom;
  • Contraptions, costumes and props from the Lincoln Steampunk Society – fusing the usability of modern technology with the design aesthetic and philosophy of the Victorian age;
  • An evolved Mk2 version of the Scootsuit;
  • The Monowheel Warhorse – Guinness World Record holder for the fastest monowheel motorcycle;
  • A display from the F1 in Schools partnership between educators and industry (including Ferrari, Mercedes F1, and Red Bull) to help develop careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology;
  • One of only a handful of surviving models of the Ruston-Hornsby car – produced by a Lincoln firm between 1919 and 1924;
  • The ‘Venture’ steam engine, built in Lincoln in 1914 by William Foster & Co – who would two years later invent the tank which cut short the First World War.

And be sure to see the Engineering Timeline: a 50ft long display of the history of engineering, how it has impacted the world and how Lincoln has had a vital part in its heritage.

All of this in the glorious surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral, the city’s most precious engineering masterpiece.

See you there.

Welding Know-how shared at ILAS 2017

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On Thursday 23 March, Neil Main (MD at Micrometric), will make a presentation at the Association of Industrial Lasers (AILU) Symposium at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, on the laser welding of 316 stainless steel.

One of the most commonly welded Austenitic stainless steels is 316 grade (1.4401) and the low carbon grade 316L, which are routinely used in food machinery and surgical steel applications owing to the excellent corrosion resistance this material exhibits.


Historically, 316 stainless steel has been laser welded with excellent results and no cracking.  Recent changes in the method of manufacture of 316 stainless steel destined for bar products have, while still keeping within the chemical composition limits of the 316 spec, made the machinability of 316 much better but worsened the weldability.  The influence of the producer, chemistry and destined product form will be discussed and contrasted with plate product of the same material specification.

The Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS) takes place from 22-23 March at Belton Woods Hotel and covers a whole range of laser applications presentations from end-users.  Held every 2 years, this is the 5th Symposium organised by the Association of Industrial Laser Users.  From 2013-2015 Neil Main was President of AILU.


Talk to us at Northern Manufacturing 2015

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Micrometric will be exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing 2015 which takes place at Event City, Manchester from 30 September to 1 October 2015.  You can find Micrometric on stand F52 and staff will be available to discuss your requirements for subcontract laser processing (cutting, welding, marking and drilling).



If you need some expert advice on production of intricate metallic parts, we would be only too happy to talk to you and show you samples of what we have already achieved – which might well be similar to what you are looking for.

We look forward to meeting you there.



Team of 4 cycle to the coast & back for charity

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On 2 July 2015, four members of staff from Micrometric will take part in 100 mile cycle ride from Lincoln Castle to the coast at Chapel St Leonards and back.  The C2C2C event (Castle to Coast to Castle) follows a route eastwards to the Lincolnshire coast and back again.  Cycling is very popular in Lincolnshire, and although the county is generally quite flat, the route includes some hilly stretches which will challenge the stamina of the riders.


In 2013, Engineer Joe Ashworth from Micrometric took part individually in the C2C2C event and was first over the finish line.  This year is the first time that Micrometric has entered a company team. Joe Ashworth is again competing for Micrometric and is joined by three other staff:  Company Secretary Rosie de Smit, Operations Manager Chris Waters and Works Engineering Manager Nigel Thomas.

team micrometricL-R Chris Waters, Joe Ashworth,  Rosie de Smit, Nigel Thomas

The event is taking part to raise money for three excellent local charities: Sophie’s story, St Barnabas Hospice and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.  In addition, the C2C2C event is aimed at encouraging employees of local companies to get away from their desks and take to the countryside, which also improves health and fitness.

As well as the entrance fee which goes to the charities, Micrometric Ltd. is asking for donations to boost the amount raised for the nominated causes.  If you would like to make a donation which will be split between the above charities, you can do so here:

Meet us at Spark Engineering Festival 2015

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Spark Engineering 2015If you are in Lincoln during 17-19 April, come along to meet Micrometric at the Spark Engineering Festival 2015 in Lincoln Cathedral.  More information can be found on the Visit Lincoln site.

Staff from Micrometric will be on-hand to talk to visitors about how we  apply engineering technology to laser cut, weld, drill and engrave components in metal at our Lincoln factory.

You will be able to see a laser engraving (sometimes known as laser etching or laser marking) system running live – so easy to use you will be able to take part in laser marking your name and take away a sample!

As well as laser engraving we will be demonstrating how we use 3D printing of plastics to make useful pieces for our factory and customers.

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