The Manufacturer was granted a rare look behind the scenes at BAE Systems’ Military Aviation and Information (MAI) division at Samlesbury in Lancashire, to witness the production lines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Nick Peters reports.
The majority of manufacturers are spending more than £100,000 on boosting factory connectivity a year, according to the latest Annual Manufacturing Report.
Manufacturers expect that their investments in smart factories will drive a 27% increase in manufacturing efficiency over the next five years which would add $500bn in annual added value to the global economy.
European aerospace company Airbus Group last week announced the creation of a new startup intended to provide drone imaging solutions.
'What if the age of offshoring has come to an end?' asks Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership. 'What if the global market is adjusting so that reshoring (or keeping production in the US to begin with) makes the most financial sense?'
Organisations which have introduced advanced automation into their workplace are seeing revenue growth, job creation and greater employee satisfaction, according to a new global survey.
The latest Annual Manufacturing Report has revealed the top expectations UK manufacturers have of automation suppliers.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has this week announced its intention to acquire Irish aircraft leasing company Awas Aviation Capital.
Coventry-based RDM Group has announced plans for further international growth with the signing of a collaborative agreement to conduct autonomous vehicle projects in the US.
Manufacturers are increasingly eager to embrace the benefits offered by digital technologies, yet long-standing pain points remain. Jonny Williamson caught up with Stratus Technologies’ Jason Andersen to discuss the who, the what, the why and the how.