Workforce and skills
Connected devices, Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, Connected Factory, IoT, IIoT - there's a lot of buzz around these relatively new but basically interchangeable ideas.
The Nuclear AMRC is working with Sellafield Ltd to cut the cost of making future designs of nuclear waste container boxes, potentially saving hundreds of millions of pounds in decommissioning costs.
Editor-at-large Nick Peters charts Michelin Dundee's journey from survival to excellence with plant manager, John Reid; and uncovers one director's proactive response to an ageing workforce.
John Reid took over Michelin’s ailing Dundee tyre plant in 2010 and not only saved it from closure, but turned it into a world-leader. He told Editor-at-large Nick Peters how he did it.
Some parts of the manufacturing sector are facing an existential crisis thanks to an ageing workforce and insufficient young engineers enter the system. One company owner thinks he has the solution. Editor-at-large Nick Peters reports.
Ruari McCallion highlights some of the companies successfully adapting to the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things.
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has officially opened its innovative new Technical Centre in the heart of the British Midlands.
Cybersecurity is at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Dave Sutton, product marketing manager at Schneider Electric, explains.
A new initiative to promote Lancashire as the UK’s number one aerospace cluster will be launched at the Farnborough International Airshow next week, when the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Lancashire County Council (LCC) join together as ‘Aerospace Lancashire’.
Engineers from the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are helping to preserve the legacy of the iconic Vulcan XH558 bomber by creating a ‘virtual tour’ of the aircraft that will be used in a new educational programme.