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In an interconnected world, manufacturing is a prime target for cyber criminals. Malcolm Wheatley examines the critical thinking needed to stay secure.
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 Manufacturer is proud to have supported the two young engineers behind ‘Robot Roy’, who have returned from the US after competing in the Vex Robotics World Championships.
The US automotive industry has suffered its fourth straight month of declining sales with US car and truck sales falling more than expected for April.
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.
Cyberattacks are costing UK manufacturers a fortune and the simple truth is, the sector is not tackling the issue as rigorously as other key sectors, such as finance and health. Helen Saunders discusses the threats.
'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?'
Unilever and the Fraunhofer Institute has developed a potentially ground-breaking new technology to combat the hundreds of billions of single-use plastic sachets thrown away globally every year.
Self-driving vehicles have been talked about for some time now and, as most people in the manufacturing industry know, the main causes of delay are due to safety and regulatory concerns.
The global market for collaborative robots (cobots) is expected to grow by more than 40% each year over the coming five years, according to the latest research.