Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
This year, it’s been impossible to miss the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. And while the world of business is full of fads and fashions, most observers agree that Industry 4.0 has undeniable substance. But talking about Smart Factories is one thing, and building them quite another.
The world is changing but what does this mean for the future of work? Pierfrancesco Manenti, vice president - research, SCM World, explains.
Plant Oxford has celebrated the three millionth MINI to roll off its assembly line since production began back in 2001.
Holden has reached the end of an illustrious era after building its last Australian-made V6 engine, ending 68 years of Holden engine manufacturing in Australia.
Machining, composite and integrated manufacturing specialists at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre have joined forces to build what is believed to be the world’s first reconfigurable carbon composite robotic machine tool.
Have you ever looked at your system and thought: “Upgrading our equipment is too expensive and likely to cause downtime. Let’s just keep it running.” Ultimately, you made a risk decision. While cyber security hasn’t been a critical risk factor until recently, it has quickly emerged as one of today’s biggest risks.
With manufacturers intently focused on the technology element of Industry 4.0, the workforce management company Kronos believes that maximum benefit can only be achieved if equal attention is paid to the people operating it. Nick Peters reports.
Residents of a small Spanish village have denied recent reports that every resident was left €2m (A$3.36m) by the late Corona founder Antonio Fernandez in his will.
A ground-breaking new wireless pacemaker technology, which could benefit the world’s 1.5m heart failure patients, has received European CE Mark approval.