The engineering sector has “cause for optimism” as greater numbers of school leavers are showing an interest in STEM careers than ever before - but work is still needed to cultivate a more positive outlook of the engineering industry, particularly among girls.
The merger between American firms Woodward Inc. and Hexcel Corp. sent tremors through the entire global aerospace and defence industry – not least among trade suppliers and rival companies, since the union is being touted as creating one of the biggest aerospace and defence suppliers in the world.
UK manufacturing continues to face significant change in automation and digitalisation, attitudes towards its emissions output and preparing its workforce for the future, while being beset by ever-shifting political challenges as the UK prepares to the the European Union.
The “seismic” shift from fixed automation to mobile robots will transform material handling within the industrial supply chain, as well as other areas of manufacturing – according to new research by a global tech market advisory firm.
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