Mike Rigby, head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Barclays, shares how one of the world’s largest packaging producers is embracing, and importantly benefiting, from 4IR technologies.
The predominant understanding manufacturers have regarding 3D printers is that they are basically a prototyping tool. This pre-conception in some cases may hold back wider adoption and the chance to leverage the transformative capabilities the technology offers.
Digitalisation offers British manufacturers a huge opportunity to drive efficiency and certify quality. So, how can they embrace this and encourage growth through technology? The answers may lie, somewhat surprisingly, in the music industry, the CEO of Digital Catapult, Jeremy Silver, explains.
As a precision aerospace components manufacturer, Bromford Industries operates in a highly competitive market, but proactive investments in digital technology, factory connectivity and its workforce has seen the business climb to new heights.
Jigs and fixtures are used to make manufacturing and assembly processes simpler and more reliable, reducing cycle times and improving worker safety.
US Air Force-sponsored research into rapid part replacement is to make use of the Figure 4 3D Printing Platform designed and developed by 3D Systems.
A new report has revealed that autonomous car development company, Waymo will own up to 60% of the global self-driving taxi market by 2030, which could force many of the world’s carmakers to adopt its technology.
Workers are the biggest assets in the evolving manufacturing industry. Today’s employees expect contemporary work environments and to be managed differently than they were in the modern era of manufacturing that began in the 1920s, according to Gallup research. So, how can the industry create a modern manufacturing workplace in today’s digital age?
Lightyear, a Dutch manufacturer of solar cars, has successfully closed its planned series A funding allowing the company to further develop a car charged by solar power which can reportedly be driven for months without charging.
At Salesforce World Tour London 2018 (17 May), global leaders and pioneers discovered how the path to deeper customer relationship had been revolutionised thanks to today's hyper-connected world.