Competitiveness and continuously increasing production rates fuel the need for aerospace and defence manufacturers to transform towards digital factories, utilising automation, augmented reality, IoT and analytics.
Gifted photographers from across the UK have captured iconic manufacturing images that portray the boldness and creativity of British manufacturing for EEF's ninth annual national photography competition.
Realising the true business benefit of the Internet of Things is complex and challenging, so what have we learned so far and how can that help drive better outcomes? DXC Technology’s Claire Walker took to the mainstage to shed some light on the matter.
3D printing has been around for decades, yet it’s impact to date has been nowhere near as widespread or as world-changing as that of the internet. So, can we still describe it as revolutionary? Absolutely, says Wilfried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise.
If you’re a large or midsized manufacturer, chances are you’re already piloting new digital manufacturing technologies. As productivity pressure piles up and new solutions become available, it can be hard to know where to best focus your efforts.
Global material handling equipment manufacturer, Claudius Peters, is using generative design tools to inspire improved part shapes that don’t rely on 3D printing. Autodesk’s Asif Moghal took to the main stage to share how.
The world of manufacturing is changing at such a pace that it can be hard to keep up with the available technology. Lighthouse Systems’ Martyn Gill offered a helping hand by outlining exactly what MES and the compelling reasons for adopting such a system.
Manufacturers have seen great advances in data sharing capabilities, but IoT hasn’t realised its potential for collaboration. Could data ownership be the sticking point? Audi Lucas explored the issue in his keynote.