UK manufacturers could improve non-labour resource productivity and cut costs without significant capital investment - yet many are failing to grasp this key opportunity, new research has revealed.
Technology will drive manufacturers forward on their Fourth Industrial Revolution journey. However, at the heart of any manufacturer’s digital transformation will be the reinvention of their business’s workforce.
Having to continuously monitor your health at home after an invasive surgical procedure is scary. But, imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker.
Too often, conversations around the fourth industrial revolution focus on ‘systems’, ‘equipment’, and ‘pieces of kit’. Though every digital journey will leverage new technology, the real driver of business growth will come from your people.
The number of UK apprentices viewing their apprenticeships as a genuine career path has increased by almost 70%, according to extensive new research from over 15,000 individuals.
A new micro air vehicle inspired by wasps has been designed by engineers to navigate small spaces, with advanced gripping technologies that allow it to move and pull objects around.
3D printing is enabling some extraordinary things. In some cases, life-saving. In others, world-changing. But, there is a darker side to 3D printing, one which could see the proliferation of weapons.
GoerTek, the company responsible for assembling Apple’s AirPods, will be moving production of the items from China to Vietnam.
A new technology developed by engineers has uncovered the unique 'fingerprints' of 3D printers, which could help trace weapons and counterfeit goods.
Things are shifting, things are always shifting though. Cars, buses, ships and planes are now becoming electric, autonomous and part of intelligent, connected operations.