A business supported by Innovate UK has designed a wheelchair with suspension that is improving the comfort of users across the globe. Simon Edmonds reports, and offers an update on new government funding opportunities.
A team of apprentices from the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has won this year’s Home Automation Challenge with their automated watering device, an innovation that’s set to make the lives of plant lovers easier.
Twelve manufacturing business leaders have embarked on an eight-month Made Smarter Leadership Programme, run in collaboration with Lancaster University Management School and the government-backed £20m Made Smarter initiative for North West manufacturers.
As connectivity in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) increasingly transforms manufacturing, new global research has revealed that nearly eight in 10 manufacturers (79%) have suffered some form of IoT cyberattack in the past year.
As temperatures in the UK soared over 30 degrees on Wednesday, and with the UK's heatwave set to break all records today, you might be forgiven for thinking the management at A&M EDM precision engineers in Smethwick, West Midlands, had gone above and beyond for their employees, by providing them with a brand new swimming pool. No such luck.
The government has announced a new wave of funding to encourage the adoption of digital manufacturing technologies. Consortia of manufacturers are being invited to submit R&D projects, as part of the Made Smarter Challenge.