A new micro air vehicle inspired by wasps has been designed by engineers to navigate small spaces, with advanced gripping technologies that allow it to move and pull objects around.
3D printing is enabling some extraordinary things. In some cases, life-saving. In others, world-changing. But, there is a darker side to 3D printing, one which could see the proliferation of weapons.
GoerTek, the company responsible for assembling Apple’s AirPods, will be moving production of the items from China to Vietnam.
Manufacturers face three challenges around their adoption strategy for the Industrial Internet of Things: board-level buy-in, integration, and security.
A small, family-run petrochemicals manufacturer has managed to increase its up-time, productivity, customer service and safety standards by leveraging IIoT capabilities.
A new technology developed by engineers has uncovered the unique 'fingerprints' of 3D printers, which could help trace weapons and counterfeit goods.
While the digital revolution disrupting manufacturing has grabbed most of the headlines, revolutionary engineering processes are being developed that could have an equally profound impact on the sector.
Everyone is aware of the term fast fashion, but not everyone knows what it is. Largely it has negative connotations, but it is actually not that bad. What is that bad, is fast fashion made from synthetic - plastic - material, and not for the reason you might think.
The race is on to implement digital transformation projects at scale, yet the majority of manufacturing organisations are finding scaling to be a bigger hurdle than getting the ball rolling. Rehana Khanam, partner at McKinsey & Company, advises on how to escape 'pilot purgatory'.
The global population is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Ensuring an adequate, sustainable and secure supply of food is one of the great issues of our time. Maddy White reports on how automation could solve the question of how to feed the planet.