Going Underground

Now in its 150th year and transporting over one billion passengers annually, the London Underground has come a long way since the Metropolitan Railway rolled out its first train on January 10, 1853. James Pozzi looks at the differences between past and present, and how the network benefits its manufacturing supply chain.

Crossrail’s whole life has a common language

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Adjusting for inflation, Crossrail will cost about £16 billion. With 42 kilometres of new tunnels under London and nine new stations, Will Stirling assesses how Building Information Modelling is helping the project both stay on budget and reduce whole life costs.

The path to PLM for KTM

Since 1998, KTM has been using PTC’s tools to assist with taking its products from concept to manufactured item

KTM is a motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1934 by Hans Trunkenpolz in Matihofen, Austria, where the company remains today. Starting out as a metal working business, two decades later it developed into a motorcycle manufacturer and has recently gone down a new road with product lifecycle management (PLM).

Stepping into the future

With the increasing focus on waste management companies to innovate and create new solutions to help achieve corporate social responsibility and sustainability targets, Future Industrial Services has been quietly leading the way through its focus on closed-loop solutions. Sarah Morgan reports on the company's practices.

Keep calm and carry on claiming

SME claims for R&D have risen 49% since 2009 according to HMRC data. Mark Evans, MD of R&D Tax Claims urges new comers to the scheme to now embed the claim process as business as usual and open their eyes to the Patent Box too.