The public views manufacturing as critical to the future of the UK economy and yet less than 20% of parents would encourage their children to work in the sector.
With just six months to go until Britain leaves the EU, new research from EEF suggests that a quarter of its members have lost out or expect to lose out on investment, skilled workers and new contracts.
A consortium of food and drink companies is successfully working together to harness the potential of ‘open innovation’.
Zuccato Energia supply Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) engines worldwide to harvest waste heat from manufacturing processes to generate electricity.
Many of today's everyday batteries are made of lithium, but this is a finite element. Researchers have now found a way of using sodium instead, which they believe will transform the battery industry.
It is not always practical to manufacture construction tools or components and then transfer these to a site to be used. The answer to this issue? A smart device controlled pop-up factory.
Manufacturing is already undergoing significant changes, and a report published by the World Economic Forum earlier this week has set out the four key drivers that it believes will accelerate this industrial transformation.
Maintaining strong relationships within the supply chain is essential for manufacturers; it can make, transform or break entire businesses.
How is innovation changing and shaping the future of manufacturing processes? Smart Factories London 2018 will explore this in depth as manufacturers look to fully utilise industry 4.0.
Eight out of 10 manufacturers believe using technologies to servitize their company will help broaden their customer base. But, if your business has never offered a service-based approach before, how can servitization be introduced?