Europe’s largest digital manufacturing show celebrated the many opportunities for UK manufacturing to achieve a step-change in performance. Show director, James Smith reports on a buzzing two days in Liverpool.
Global sportswear manufacturer, Nike, has launched a pair of self-lacing trainers that can adapt to the unique shape of the wearer’s foot and can be controlled via a smartphone.
With CES 2019 coming to a close, we thought we’d take a look at 5 home innovations that were launched at the showcase.
Recent research paints a conflicting picture of manufacturers’ adoption of artificial intelligence. We spoke to António Alegria, Head of OutSystems research lab - outsystems.ai - to see what lessons manufacturers might learn from the realm of software development.
Increasing numbers of industrial businesses are replacing their rigid, protracted innovation strategies with a ‘fail fast, fail forward’ framework, and the gains are clear to see.
For manufacturers, the end of the year and the beginning of a new one is the time to reflect on what you accomplished, what you need to improve, and what you want to achieve going forward.
It's almost impossible to summarise the key takeaways from 94 top-tier contributors across more than 70 keynotes, panel discussions and interactive sessions in just 800 words. Here's just a snapshot of my own highlights from the two days.
A recent global study – After The Fall: Cost, Causes and Consequences of Unplanned Downtime* – showed the majority of companies have experienced at least one unplanned downtime outage over the past three years, costing an average $260,000 an hour across all businesses.
A new report says there is a hidden risk in the growing move by manufacturers to adopt technologies that improve their productivity by connecting disparate elements of their business.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.