Blockchain is a method of logging data in blocks, a digital ledger of transaction, agreements and contracts linked in a time-sequenced chain. The opportunities of blockchain could be huge for manufacturing, but so are the obstacles.
This month in British manufacturing has seen steady progress despite continued political turmoil. We look at some of the key news stories and topics that surrounded industry in April, alongside exclusive factory visits and interviews we reported.
The government is being urged to scrap the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) and rebrand Design & Technology currently taught in schools as part of a massive effort to boost vocational education take-up and develop more young people with the skills and knowledge required to fill STEM skills gaps.
The decision of whether to be the first to adopt a new technology is a gamble, one that can reap significant rewards should it pay off. We explore whether manufacturers should embrace potentially game-changing technologies prior to their mainstream adoption.
British manufacturing is a hallmark of quality around the world, but underpinning these high standards is a committed workforce that hail not only from the UK but also from many countries in the EU. Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, explains how manufacturers can support their EU employees.
The nation's car industry must become more educated on intellectual property in order to help it succeed in a tough economic climate – or if Britain leaves the EU, according to a recent House of Commons summit.