UK manufacturing continues to face significant change in automation and digitalisation, attitudes towards its emissions output and preparing its workforce for the future, while being beset by ever-shifting political challenges as the UK prepares to the the European Union.
The “seismic” shift from fixed automation to mobile robots will transform material handling within the industrial supply chain, as well as other areas of manufacturing – according to new research by a global tech market advisory firm.
The Manufacturer regularly sits down with industrial business owners, decision-makers, commentators and sector experts to discuss where they see future opportunities and unpick what keeps them up at night.
In today’s competitive landscape, environmental performance has to work alongside return on investment in the bottom line of a sustainable business. But is it so hard to balance costs and benefits? Lee Collinson reports.
Mark Hughes explores the future of nanotechnology, the benefits it holds for the manufacturing sector, and the barriers that must be overcome to unlock its potential.
So, 2019 was pretty interesting for UK manufacturing - and not necessarily in a good way! The Manufacturer's editorial team - Nick Peters, Jonny Williamson and Rory Butler - look back at some of the highs and lows of the year, and offer their thoughts on how manufacturers can make the most of 2020.
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NAWA Technologies, a French company that specialises in next-gen batteries, has revealed a world first zero emission motorbike concept that utilises ultracapacitors.
One of the many perks of working at The Manufacturer is the opportunity to visit manufacturing facilities doing all manner of exciting things the length and breadth of Britain.
The rise of the ‘connected worker’ could help end the skills drain being accelerated by an ageing workforce, according to the boss of one of the world’s leading providers of industrial innovation technology.