PIA Ningbo workers preparing the production line to make surgical masks

Labs, machine shops, cleanrooms - we need your PPE

27 March 2020

The need for PPE increases as the number of cases of Covid-19 escalates, while PIA Ningbo has purchased two abandoned production lines to make surgical face masks

David Hearn, Stemmer Imaging UK MD, dies

24 March 2020

Hearn was managing director of Stemmer Imaging UK from 2009 until retiring in July 2019

Infervision's InferRead AI system. Credit: Infervision

AI aids doctors assess Covid-19 CT scans

23 March 2020

Infervision's coronavirus AI system has now been installed at the Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital in Rome to screen and diagnose Covid-19 patients

UKIVA's Machine Vision Conference has been cancelled; instead the association will host the presentations online on 14 May

SPIE and UKIVA to hold digital events

19 March 2020

Show organisers and exhibitors are preparing online forums to present new technology during the coronavirus pandemic

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Photonics organisations step up calls to tackle Covid-19

19 March 2020

Photonics organisations are working to answer calls by governments for equipment and technology to help fight the coronavirus pandemic

VDMA says 60% of members feeling corona supply chain disruption

17 March 2020

'The disruptions of supply chains are becoming increasingly noticeable, with Italy and China so far causing the greatest concern,' said VDMA chief economist Dr Ralph Wiechers

Covid-19; a message to our readers and commercial partners

17 March 2020

We are still open for business! As of today, everyone at Europa Science – publisher of Imaging and Machine Vision Europe – has been advised to work at home, but we are committed to keeping our publications running

AIA Vision and UKIVA shows cancelled; Intertraffic rescheduled

11 March 2020

The US AIA Vision Show in Boston and the UKIVA machine vision conference in Milton Keynes, UK have both been cancelled because of coronavirus, while Intertraffic Amsterdam will now take place in March 2021

Michał Czardybon (left), Adaptive Vision CEO, and Zbigniew Kawalec, QZ Solutions CEO

Adaptive Vision acquires deep learning data annotation software

06 March 2020

Adaptive Vision has acquired an online dataset annotation platform,, to further its deep learning image processing offering

UK needs to invest in automation post-Brexit, says BARA chairman

04 March 2020

‘UK manufacturing needs to do something different going forward,’ commented Mike Wilson, chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association, at a London press event for the trade fair Automatica

Hannover Messe postponed and Logimat cancelled

04 March 2020

It is the first time Hannover Messe has been postponed in its 70-year history; Logimat will not be held in 2020

Ambienta buys US firm 1st Vision

25 February 2020

The private equity investor Ambienta has purchased 1st Vision, a North American distributor of machine vision