Here are the features that manufacturing decision-makers most engaged with, found the most useful, shared with their networks and discussed with their teams over the past 12 months.
A national understanding and appreciation of all things manufacturing will never happen while widely-held and wholly incorrect perceptions of what industry looks like persist.
Jonny Williamson set the record straight in this handy bookmark-and-share article.
The Manufacturer was granted a rare exclusive tour of BAE System’s Military Aviation and Information Division at Samlesbury in Lincolnshire to witness the production lines of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Nick Peters reported.
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It’s claimed that the wider adoption of digital technologies could help cure Britain’s chronically poor productivity and create genuine social change.
In an exclusive interview, Nick Peters spoke with Juergen Maier – chair of the independent industry-led Made Smarter Review – to learn how.
Behind the effortless glamour of a luxury watch brand, modern timepiece manufacturing requires ultra-precision engineering and a finely-honed sense of what to produce inhouse and what to outsource.
To learn more, The Manufacturer sat down with Giles and Nick English, the founders of Bremont – whose watches are largely manufactured in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
In a damning interview, former Education Secretary Lord Baker explained to Nick Peters why the education system in England and Wales is failing to produce the young people with the skills that industry urgently needs.
Manufacturers are increasingly recognising that ex-Forces personnel have many of the characteristics they are looking for in employees – hard working, team-oriented and technically skilled.
The Manufacturer explored the path from military to manufacturing.
The UK doesn’t just win gold medals for riding bicycles – it’s surprisingly good at making them as well.
The sector’s recent renaissance – fuelled by a 25% rise in bike use over the past decade, combined with the UK’s taste for high-end machines – has led to innovation, design and manufacturing growing apace.
The Manufacturer hit the road to learn more.
The new chief technology officer of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult is professor Sam Turner – formerly the CTO at the associated Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
Shortly after taking up his role, he discussed with Nick Peters the impact he hopes to make on UK manufacturing and why the UK’s video game industry could offer the country’s manufacturing base a unique competitive advantage.
Matt Pulzer sat down with Adam Cro, the 25-year-old entrepreneur who turned a hobby into a successful business that blends traditional and modern, digital manufacturing processes.
By day, he is a degree-educated design engineer for a company producing fire hazard test systems.
In his spare time, he is the owner-founder, chief mechanical engineer, sales rep and everything in between for Cro Fittings – a company which produces super-detailed parts for model engineers constructing coal-powered, British steam locomotive models..
Generative design allows computers to do the heavy lifting, allowing engineers and designers more time to truly innovate. Jonny Williamson sat down with Jeff Kowalski, chief technology officer at Autodesk, to learn more.