Automation remains a core part of Industry 4.0 and how businesses are moving forward. But, for artisanal products which require a high level of quality and detail, can processes ever be fully automated?
The latest PMI saw UK manufacturing hit a 25-month low of 52.8 in August, with foreign demand reportedly decreasing for the first time since 2016. Yet, our reader community is telling us the exact opposite.
The amount of rubbish in our Oceans has become a critical issue for the well-being of the planet. According to the World Economic Forum, unless things change, by 2050 the oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish (by weight).
Gender disparity in engineering, manufacturing and STEM careers continues to be blatantly apparent. An award-winning female apprentice feels she has to prove herself; if industry is prejudice at such an early stage, how can diversity and gender balance ever improve?
“The time it takes to construct an umbrella, completely depends on the type of product; compact, bespoke frames, one-off props.” Richard Ince, of Ince Umbrellas, the oldest umbrella manufacturer in the UK told TM.