You may have heard of world-leading manufacturer of wire joining systems, Gripple, but you might not know Gripple Automation, its sister company that makes the machines powering some of the smartest factories there are.
Last month was a busy time for The Manufacturer. We visited a true soft drinks powerhouse, a pioneering 3D printing aerospace business and a world-leading digital factory. We helped shatter the myths surrounding women in industry and spoke to innovators, tech leaders, and sustainability champions. Here's everything we learned about manufacturing in June.
It looks like European drivers are turning their backs on battery-electric vehicles (BEV), before the technology has even had a chance to grow and develop. Well, that’s if you believe the German car-making giant’s development director, Klaus Frölich. Strangely, quite a few people don’t.
Ten years ago, the companies that made up the FTSE 100 were very different, 40% of them are not there anymore. Digital transformation is a tricky task for all firms, particularly the biggest ones, a new report claims.
No matter how you cut the automation cake, the rise of the robots appears unstoppable. On the one hand, automation will not only complement the work of humans, but will also allow us to lead happier lives, cites a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. On the other, robots will replace up to 20 million jobs globally by 2030 (almost 9% of the global manufacturing workforce), according to a new study by Oxford Economics.
Women make up around 12% of engineers in the UK, but just over 7% of engineering apprentices are female. To find out more, we spoke to two second year female apprentices at automotive part maker, Unipres.
International Women in Engineering Day, or INWED, exists to help raise the profile of the (many) successful women working in the sector and encourage others to embrace it. We spoke to four inspiring women about their journeys into engineering.