Blockchain is a method of logging data in blocks, a digital ledger of transaction, agreements and contracts linked in a time-sequenced chain. The opportunities of blockchain could be huge for manufacturing, but so are the obstacles.
Manufacturers generate massive amounts of data, yet very few put this intelligence to use. Over the years, most industrial businesses have lagged behind in their IT capabilities and it has cost them.
The NASA InSight lander has detected seismic activity on Mars via its British-built sensors, this could enable scientists to understand the internal structure of the planet in more detail.
My afternoon roundtables at this year’s Industrial Data Summit included discussions around ‘Connected Product Innovation’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence versus Machine Learning.
The decision of whether to be the first to adopt a new technology is a gamble, one that can reap significant rewards should it pay off. We explore whether manufacturers should embrace potentially game-changing technologies prior to their mainstream adoption.
Automated manufacturing processes have been commonplace for many years. Quality control, however, is an area that has traditionally remained in the realm of human operations. That is until now.
Innovation is the most vital tool in an engineer’s kit. However, if innovation is first, then intellectual property (IP) has to be the second.
NASA engineers are using 3D printing techniques to insulate delicate parts of its new deep space rocket that plans to take astronauts to the moon for the first time in almost half a century.
Blockchain has grown rapidly in the last few years, we often hear of it saving companies ‘billions of pounds’, but what does a blockchain rollout look like in manufacturing?
How do you innovate products and processes in a sector that has, at its core, remained unchanged for centuries? One cheesemaker provides the perfect recipe to follow.