Mixed reality, combined with and augmented by the power of Artificial Intelligence, will be one of the key technology shifts helping to transform the entire product lifecycle - from design and production, through to sales, operation and maintenance.
Almost 20% of organisations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years, and worldwide spending on IoT security will rise by 28%, reaching £1.06bn in 2018, a new survey revealed.
The next big development in IT is blockchain, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, like everyone else, is developing ideas for how it will work in industry.
IoT software and services in the pharmaceutical sector will be worth $2.4bn (£1.7bn) by 2020, according to newly released data.
As we start to witness the widespread adoption of digitalisation – the technology focus behind Industry 4.0, Siemens UK’s Steve Martin outlines how the company’s ‘outcome based’ service proposition, allied to industrial digital technologies, is set to revolutionise its relationship with the food industry.
The way manufacturers talk about servitization these days, you’d think it was something new and shiny, but it’s as old as razor blades. Nick Peters reports on the background of offering Products-as-a-Service.
The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, published by Hennik Research, says UK manufacturers are poised to take on the world, but are failing to pull the trigger on a bright future because of uncertainties surrounding the outcome of Brexit negotiations and the threatened shortage of skilled workers in the coming decade.
Siemens UK is to make a £27m investment in a new, cutting-edge manufacturing facility for Worcester-based Materials Solutions Ltd, its additive manufacturing specialist.
5S is an organisation system that prioritises efficiency and effectiveness within the work place. The principles of 5S originated from five Japanese words: 整理 (Seiri), 整頓 (Seiton), 清掃 (Seiso), 清潔 (Seiketsu), 躾 (Shitsuke), which have been translated into English roughly as ‘Sort’, ‘Set in Order’, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, and ‘Sustain’.
Small car manufacturers report that it becomes more and more difficult to pick the right technologies for the shop floor. Product manager of US car maker Ringbrothers explained why taking risks is crucial for a business.