Industry surveys have reported as much as 65% of manufacturers globally will be using a service-based selling model as opposed to product-based by 2020.
Festo, a global supplier of automation equipment, has unveiled three new lightweight robotic concepts which take inspiration from elephants, octopuses and the human arm.
Omron Corporation has announced the development of a range of artificial intelligence (AI)-equipped technologies which will be incorporated into its factory automation (FA) equipment.
In response to increasing customer demand for its payments, gift, loyalty and membership card services, Thames Card Technology has invested more than £2m in cutting-edge personalisation equipment.
The Manufacturer talks to Tata about their latest technologies at their Innovation Showcase.
The UK’s small and medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to take part in the latest National Manufacturing Barometer to help shape future government policy, and highlight current trends and opportunities.
The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.
The UK’s biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo, is taking place on November 15-16 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Renishaw, University Hospital of Wales and Cardiff University are celebrating following the first robotic neurosurgery procedure for epilepsy in Wales.
UK manufacturer, Silent Sensors has announced plans to collaborate with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Bath University to develop a key component for the future of so-called 'Intelligent Tyres', using piezoelectric energy harvesting. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for vehicles.