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  • 21.11.22

    The BVAA know how to look after their members! Last Friday, the Actuation Lab team had an absolute blast at Carden Park for the BVAA Annual Meetings, AGM and Gala [...]

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  • 10.10.22

    Last week we had the pleasure of displaying our composite material actuator and leak-free valve prototypes to the staff at Atkins in Bristol, as part of the BVAA desktop exhibit. Our CTO Michael Dicker was on [...]

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  • 04.10.22

    Over the last 9 months, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have been supporting our work developing the leak-free Dragonfly valve for hydrogen applications. Last Thursday our [...]

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  • 22.09.22

    Is Throwback Thursday still a thing? Thinking about our University of Bristol origins in the Queen’s Building last week, we realised that it is ten years this week since the [...]

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  • 07.09.22

    I’ve decided to write this blog to summarise 5 of the lessons learnt from the first 18 months since raising our first investment. I’m only scratching the surface here, but [...]

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  • 31.08.22

    As part of the R&D work we undertake at the National Composite Centre, we are used to working with fibres as a reinforcement method in composite materials. These fibres are [...]

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  • 15.08.22

    A new ground-breaking paper cements the need for leak-free hydrogen hardware, as it reveals that the real global warming potential of hydrogen could be 60 times that of CO2! This [...]

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  • 02.08.22

    As announced in this month’s issue of the prestigious Valve User Magazine, and marked with a fine-looking plaque, we are now fully fledged members of the British Valve & Actuator [...]

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  • 25.07.22

    It is about time we shared with the world the amazing support that the company has been receiving from the one and only Rob Boycott. Rob is a standout figure [...]

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  • 18.07.22

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Oli Parks has joined us as an R&D Engineer, underpinning research work in our hydrogen hardware team! Oli has a wealth of experience [...]

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  • 12.07.22

    So, what do you all think of hydrogen? In the circles I tread, there seems to be no more controversial topic than whether hydrogen is or isn't a sensible part [...]

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  • 04.07.22

    Last week, our CEO Simon Bates proudly represented Actuation Lab at this year’s SETsquared Partnership Tech-Xpo! Despite its size, our stand was complete with functioning actuators – the eagle-eyed amongst you [...]

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  • 17.06.22

    Actuation Lab have received a £50,000 part-funded contract for a project titled “Corrosion-resistant Actuators for the Southwest Dairy Industry” by the Business Innovation Fund. Part funded by the European Regional Development [...]

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  • 28.05.22

    On 25 and 26 May, CTO Dr Michael Dicker and R&D Engineer Matt Hollis attended the Industrial Valve Summit in Bergamo, Italy. This tradeshow and conference is a huge event, with [...]

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