In the much-publicised march towards the digitalisation of manufacturing, one very important element is routinely ignored, namely how to integrate the digital sharp end with back office systems that traditionally have relied on paper.
Sensors are the vital link between technological devices and the world around them, capable of capturing data on everything from our heart rates and footsteps through to the temperatures and pressures in a nuclear reactor. Alison Mitchell shines a spotlight on Liverpool's global collaboration hub - Sensor City.
North West manufacturer LPW supplies high-grade metal powders for additive manufacturing. CEO and founder, Dr Phil Carroll told James Lawson how high-tech innovation is spearheading his company’s expansion within this fast-growing market.
Excellence in UK manufacturing is a hot topic for The Manufacturer and for government. Steven Barr of The Manufacturer’s expert advisory service, Hennik Edge looks beyond the headlines at the fundamentals of manufacturing excellence and the power of the extended network.
Simon Edmonds discusses the latest news from Innovate UK, including generous funding to support medicines manufacturing solutions, the success of a pioneering additive manufacturing company in the Southwest and details of November’s Innovate 2017 at the NEC.