No matter how you cut the automation cake, the rise of the robots appears unstoppable. On the one hand, automation will not only complement the work of humans, but will also allow us to lead happier lives, cites a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. On the other, robots will replace up to 20 million jobs globally by 2030 (almost 9% of the global manufacturing workforce), according to a new study by Oxford Economics.
An autonomous dolly that moves bags from planes to luggage halls has been developed and trialled at Heathrow Airport by Britain’s self-driving vehicle specialist Aurrigo.
Women make up around 12% of engineers in the UK, but just over 7% of engineering apprentices are female. To find out more, we spoke to two second year female apprentices at automotive part maker, Unipres.
International Women in Engineering Day, or INWED, exists to help raise the profile of the (many) successful women working in the sector and encourage others to embrace it. We spoke to four inspiring women about their journeys into engineering.
Boeing came to the Paris Air Show 2019 in a contrite mood over the two fatal crashes of its 737 Max which led to the global fleet being grounded.
Marchant Cain is a company born out of a desire to solve problems that others can’t. We visited their new factory in Coventry to find out more.
Modern manufacturers (and Formula 1 race teams) need real-time insights right where the action is. But how do you gain data-centre level compute power without the time involved with sending information to be analysed and the results returned?
Tech giant Apple could shift 15-30% of its production capacity out of China. Could this initiate a domino effect of manufacturers leaving the country?
Rolls-Royce has agreed to buy the electric aerospace arm of Siemens, a move that could enable the take-off of electrification in the sector.
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have announced they are linking up to develop the next-generation in electric drive systems, this comes as the latest in tactical auto alliances.