Green technologies: Making light work of climate change

Posted on 26 Aug 2012 by Tim Brown

“Within the manufacturing sector, green technology and the opportunities and products around that are increasingly important. Not only do they have the opportunity to provide jobs, they have the opportunity to address the single biggest challenge we face in our future – climate change.” These were the words of Lord Drayson during a recent interview with TM’s Tim Brown.

Lead story: Job shop Britain

GKN Aerospace engineers at work at the Filton engineering centre.
Posted on 21 Aug 2012 by

There is little net growth in the economy but the UK needs to reduce unemployment. How are manufacturers hiring, and are they helping NEETs to get onto the conveyor to work? Will Stirling reports.

The PROS and cons of big data for manufacturers

Big data by Marius B
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by

Big data is an area that seems almost recession-proof. It has seen incredible growth as companies feeling the pinch turn to big data companies to give them the competitive edge.

But what exactly is big data? And how can the average manufacturer use such vast swathes of complex data to its advantage? TM’s Kimberley Barber caught up with Tim Girgenti, Chief Marketing Officer at PROS to find out.

3D printing brings magic to the lives of disabled children

3D printing
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by

Lifting our arms is so much part of human second nature that many of us could not imagine what the world would be like if we couldn’t perform that most basic of tasks. But for one little girl in America that nightmare was a daily reality until 3D printing transformed her life for the better.

The enemy within

While many of the headline-grabbing fraud stories come from the financial services sector, fraud in the manufacturing sector is more common than many would think. Andrew Durant, senior managing director at FTI Consulting uncovers the sector’s underhand dealings.