The idea of robots stealing jobs is an increasing concern for the manufacturing sector and many others. Automation is here to stay and crucially support the future workforce, here is what you need to know.
Each year in Britain 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away, enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times. One female entrepreneur has created a coffee cup coating that negates the need for plastic.
A seamless circular economy is an enviable strategy for businesses. One manufacturer reaping the benefits of such a mindset is the world’s oldest cheddar maker, Barber’s, whose cheesemaking by-products are being made into infant formula products, used in energy creation and even turned into vodka.
Imagine boarding a flight which enables a journey from London to Sydney to take only four-and-a-half hours? One UK-based company is building an engine to power aircraft for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's disease. A device created via additive manufacturing has enabled the precise delivery of a new drug candidate that could potentially reverse the condition.
During the course of the National Manufacturing Conference in February, the organisers EEF announced a change of name, a change of brand and a more sharply defined mission that will make them more attuned to the needs of the modern age of digital manufacturing. And thus the venerable 100 year-old organisation became Make UK.