Workforce and skills
With manufacturers intently focused on the technology element of Industry 4.0, the workforce management company Kronos believes that maximum benefit can only be achieved if equal attention is paid to the people operating it. Nick Peters reports.
Human factors and ergonomics provide a scientific approach to prepare workers for an increasingly automated manufacturing environment. Dr Sarah Fletcher, lead, Manufacturing Group, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors and head of Industrial Psychology and Human Factors Group at Cranfield University, reports.
After 12 months of stalling, the Bloodhound SSC Project now has the financial backing it needs to go the distance. The Manufacturer reports.
In a recent announcement, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, reported that Italian company Brembo has moved part of its production to Mexico in order to reduce costs and delivery time of brakes to the Tesla plant located in California.
Samsung is planning to invest more than $1bn in its Austin-based Texas facility by the first half of 2017 in order to expand its manufacturing capabilities.
Senior figures from across the UK manufacturing landscape discussed the trends, technologies and influences that are transforming the future of industry during the UK’s largest event of its kind, The Manufacturer's Annual Leaders Conference 2016.
RoboVent, the leading provider of clean air technologies for manufacturing, has announced it is expanding its operations to Europe in response to the increased need for clean air solutions.
While there is a great deal of prestige involved with receiving an engineering degree, it is important that recent graduates understand the breadth of opportunities their area of study can offer.
A mobile app called Clinical Studio, created by Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions (CLSDS), is helping to reduce the cost of running clinical trials by real-time live patient results without the need for constant physical appointments.
An Australian plastics scientist has won the inaugural Prime Minister's Prize for New Innovators for creating a process that allows manufacturers to replace glass components with light-weight plastic.