Students using Omron Automation lab

The academics behind automation

Collaboration between automation vendors and engineering education establishments is vital if students are to gain a good understanding of state-of-the-art automation technology and become an asset to any manufacturing workforce. ...
International finance

Money for something

The banks are extending their reach into areas that were either the preserve of other financial institutions or previously restricted to large organisations. Ideas like Asset Finance hold out the promise of more flexible financing arrangements; how attractive – and...
Better together

Better together?

As Scotland’s decisive vote over independence draws closer, James Pozzi examines the pros and cons for manufacturing in the event of an independent Scotland. ...
Refining a British design classic

Refining a British design classic

James Pozzi tours the Malvern home of Morgan Motors to witness how the quintessentially British car maker is adding a modern twist to its classic designs with software giant Autodesk. ...
World War 1 automotive

Armoured autos in the Great War

With the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War rapidly approaching TM takes a look at the impact the conflict had on British industry – in particular, automotive manufacturing. ...

Down with roaming fees!

Do you resent those astronomical mobile phone bills you get following a trip abroad? Do you turn your phone off when you are overseas on business? ...
Willets at Cranfield

Productive debate

Speakers set a high bar for discussion at the National Manufacturing Debate with insight into the productivity imperative, the wonders of incremental gains and the challenges of quantifying productivity in design. ...



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    The latest Energy Entrepreneurs Report compiled by SmartestEnergy shows a 36% jump in the number of commercial scale projects in operation across the manufacturing sector in Great Britain since last year’s report. In total, an

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    The amount of money available for R&D in the UK is quite staggering: over £26bn, from public and private sources. The organisations involved from the public sector can begin to look like an alphabet soup, and just as confusing,

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