Articles by Nick Peters

ABB and HPE narrowing the OT/IT gap

The relationship between ABB and HPE is designed to maximise data functions at the edge- image courtesy of ABB
Posted on 29 Nov 2017 by Nick Peters
Robotics giant ABB is accelerating its move into the IT space with a new partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The goal is to make on-site data-driven decision making faster and more actionable through HPE’s expertise in edge computing.

The Smart Factory Podcast

Posted on 23 Nov 2017 by Nick Peters

Throughout the 2017 Leaders Conference and Smart Factory Expo, The Manufacturer ran a global streaming radio service, offering interviews, comment and analysis from its conference studio in Liverpool.

On this page are some of the interview highlights for your pleasure and interest. All …

Additive manufacturing: the next layer

A lightweight aluminium structure with a triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) lattice - image courtesy of CFAM.
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Nick Peters
Additive manufacturing has gone beyond being a revolutionary process and is now firmly in the mainstream. Which begs the question, what does the future hold and where are the gains to be made for manufacturers who have still to embrace the technology?