The founder and CEO of Lontra UK, Steve Lindsey, has been nominated for the prestigious European Patent Office (EPO) European Inventor Award 2017, the only nominee from Great Britain.
Nine out of 10 companies which have joined the Fit For Nuclear programme would recommend it to other manufacturers, according to a new survey released today.
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.
A pioneering usage of additive manufacturing to create ‘on-demand’ pieces for repair and replacement in damaged ships has been revealed by the Port of Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing Field lab (RAMLAB) in collaboration with Autodesk.
Festo, a global supplier of automation equipment, has unveiled three new lightweight robotic concepts which take inspiration from elephants, octopuses and the human arm.
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.
Matt Pulzer visits the Ricardo engine production facility to witness the precision assembly of McLaren engines.
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.
The latest figures show the total value by sales of UK manufactured goods hit £358bn at the end of 2015, up 6% between 2011 and 2015 (the equivalent of £17bn).