A new report investigating the strength of US manufacturing and specifically the defense sector has detailed an "unprecedented set of challenges" that have left the entire industrial base "under threat".
In late September, Boeing and the National Science Foundation revealed a new $21m partnership to improve training in critical skill areas and increase knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
An increasing trend to reduce the overall weight of products in multiple industries such as aerospace, renewables, construction and transportation, is driving tremendous growth in the lightweight structures market.
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).
5S is an organisation system that prioritises efficiency and effectiveness within the work place. The principles of 5S originated from five Japanese words: 整理 (Seiri), 整頓 (Seiton), 清掃 (Seiso), 清潔 (Seiketsu), 躾 (Shitsuke), which have been translated into English roughly as ‘Sort’, ‘Set in Order’, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, and ‘Sustain’.