Meet Yatong, A gap year design student at Martel!


Hi there……………

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My name is Yatong Wang, and I am a female student from Shanghai, China.
I am studying for a Degree at Northumbria University, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
My major is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

I spent my placement year at Martel Instruments Ltd, who design and manufacture
Cased Printers and Panel Printers, for a range of sectors, including automotive, medical, and retail, from July 2014 to August 2015.

My one year internship with Martel started with the industry training in the Assembly area, downstairs, for one week, where I learned a lot about the Thermal Printers they make. This was an excellent grounding for the rest of my year spent at Martel.
After the initial Training, I moved upstairs into the Design Department, and very quickly got involved in the day to day work that goes on there.

In my year at Martel, I was involved with:
• Research into touch screen technology for future Product Development
• Creation of QR codes for some of the Thermal Printers
• Testing of Prototype Printers built by the Design Team
• Modification of the Datasheets for the Martel Panel Mounted Printers ranges
• Condensed some Datasheets into “1 page flyers” for exhibitions in the USA
• Undertook ‘Competitor Analysis’ for the Martel Commercial Team
• Participated in daily “Design Review” prioritization meetings with the Team
• Made some Customized leaflets to send to the overseas distributors
• Helped Martel with some Chinese Translations

I also did some tasks related directly to my University course, such as:
• Updating of the existing software
• Doing some programming work on the Printer PCB’s.

I really did enjoy my placement year in Martel a lot. Not only did it help me gain employable and technological skills, but also it improved my comprehensive abilities in several areas, such as Self Management, Teamwork, Collaboration, Innovation and Communication.

I would definitely recommend Martel Instruments Ltd to any gap year students looking for a worthwhile, and interesting, work placement, and I look forward to seeing how their range of products develops in the future.

Miss Yatong Wang

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Springing forward with new products


Spring has arrived at Martel HQ, the longer days, warmer (we hope) weather and the fact that each of the commercial team have a nice vacation to look forward to is definitely putting the spring in everyone’s step. Matt is visiting the US, and going to Glastonbury, Sharon is holidaying in Florida and Joanne has opted for a relaxing break in a cabin buried deep in the forest. Where are your 2015 holidays taking you this year? Are you going for adventure or chill out? A stay-cation or somewhere far flung? Where ever you go, we wish you a fantastic time, and hope to hear about it.

Speaking of globe-trotting, once again, in the month of April, Martel have supplied printers the world over. Check out the map below:

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Coming very soon, we will have a video which will highlight some new products to enhance our thermal printers. We know the print out from your device is very important, and working in certain environments can be difficult to maintain the quality of that print out, well fear not, we have a solution. Stay tuned, and sign up to our e-bulletin here and we will reveal all……..

Later this month Matt will be visiting Autopromotec in Italy. This expo is for accessories and products in the automotive industry. We look forward to seeing some of our existing customers there. The automotive industry and the locations of the products for this market can be a very harsh environment (oil, chemicals etc.), you may want to stay tuned for the video, as I guarantee this will be of interest to you.


On that note, it’s back to lights, camera, action and we look forward to sharing our new thermal printer enhancements with you very soon.


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