The MD of a fast-growing precision engineering firm has called for an industry-wide shift in the way women and girls are attracted into the world of manufacturing, describing the current approach as "best-intentioned" but lacking.
A £30m funding grant has been announced to help drive electrification supply chains in key UK manufacturing sectors and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The year is 2019. According to Blade Runner, manufacturers should be making flying cars and space-mining equipment with help from an android workforce. As we all know, the reality is a little different — and nowhere is this more true than in the back office of manufacturing companies. Patrick Foot reports.
Abu Dhabi is gearing up for the next phase in advances in science and technology by announcing plans to open the world’s first University of Artificial Intelligence.
Despite challenging global trading conditions, more than eight in 10 manufacturers (81%) said they exported goods between July and September, the second highest-percentage since 2005.
Unilever has been ordered to pay £2m to a former employee responsible for advances in diabetes testing, in a landmark Supreme Court ruling that could “fundamentally change” employee-inventor compensation cases.
By manually generating manufacturing drawings, routings and bills of materials, businesses are overlooking a huge opportunity to reduce cost and lead-times, eliminate errors and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
A new study has revealed that investment in R&D within the aerospace industry helped to generate £10bn of wider economic benefits to the UK in 2017 alone.
Ben Carpenter Merritt is Manufacturing Policy Manager at Policy Connect, which coordinates the work of the All-Party Manufacturing Group (APMG) in the House of Commons. He believes public policy can be made to work more effectively for manufacturers, but only if manufacturers make their voices heard more loudly.
With the UK's pace of digital adoption lagging behind other advanced economies, Stuart Querns explores how advanced digital technologies such as IoT, Robotics and AI can overcome the challenges manufacturers face and support their ambitions to become intelligent enterprises.