Digital twins have been one of the biggest recent developments in the world of technology. The virtual replicas of physical systems, processes or products provide a valuable real-time insight into how a physical asset is performing.
An expert panel discussion at this year’s Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit explored what role physical technology has in creating intelligent, connected factories of the future.
Manufacturers have a heavy burden of processing raw materials, a process that is costly and can result in a lot of waste and by-product.
A £500m contract has been awarded to an aircraft repair hub in North Wales to repair F-35 fighter plane components.
Manufacturing’s landscape is rapidly changing, and many innovative start-ups are embracing this, can any of them make the transition to unrivalled success?
Additive manufacturing technologies have enabled significant changes to the way we design complex components and create early prototypes. But the uptake of these new production methods beyond prototyping and small-scale production remains slow.
Society’s most pressing challenges can’t be solved by government and charities alone. Businesses need to help shoulder the responsibility and use their influence to drive positive change.
Simon Edmonds reports on the latest success stories from Qioptiq, ICoNiChem and the University of Oxford. Plus, a reminder of the support available for projects involved with zero- and low-emission vehicles and technologies.
When workers have the power of fully connected technology in the palm of their hands, they can increase productivity, efficiency and data input accuracy – all of which have incredible impacts on the bottom line. Tom McNeela reports.
UK-based company Orbex unveiled its "Prime" rocket, powered by the world's largest 3D printed rocket engine at its base in Scotland.