Siemens UK is to make a £27m investment in a new, cutting-edge manufacturing facility for Worcester-based Materials Solutions Ltd, its additive manufacturing specialist.
5S is an organisation system that prioritises efficiency and effectiveness within the work place. The principles of 5S originated from five Japanese words: 整理 (Seiri), 整頓 (Seiton), 清掃 (Seiso), 清潔 (Seiketsu), 躾 (Shitsuke), which have been translated into English roughly as ‘Sort’, ‘Set in Order’, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, and ‘Sustain’.
Jonny Williamson reports on his trip to Japan and the three days he spent touring the operations of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have increasingly more important in industrial sectors. A London-based firm has now launched a VR technology enabling manufacturers to seize control of ‘overheating devices’.
Having analysed all the conversations among the world’s foremost digital specialists, Onalytica has produced the Top 100 Digital Transformation Influencers, Brands and Publications – with The Manufacturer placed at number 49.
Thanks to remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and connected field service, the Internet of Things is reshaping manufacturing and stimulating a host of new opportunities for the sector.
Goodyear has unveiled a new concept tyre which integrates living moss, can connect to the Internet of Things, and uses the energy generated during photosynthesis to power its electronics.
Planning permission for the Welsh Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI) at Broughton in the Deeside Enterprise Zone has been granted.
2017 saw a handful of cyber-attacks specifically targeting industrial control systems, yet many manufacturing organisations still view cyber security with a sense of complacency.
As Britain prepares to negotiate fresh trade deals abroad, new global research from Barclays Corporate Banking reveals 39% of international consumers would be more inclined to buy a product if it displayed the Union Jack.