A consortium of partners are embarking on a project to refine the basic science of electron-beam welding over traditional welding techniques, something that could drive down production times in civil nuclear assemblies by as much as 85%.
Stage One designs and fabricates innovative solutions for the creative industries. Their ability to solve problems in unusual ways sets them apart from their competitors, as does their continual investment in digital technologies.
Today, supply chain networks span the globe, with the digital revolution multiplying both opportunity and complexity. As a result, the combination of the need for speed and growing big data volumes can cause existing supply chain planning processes to overload.
Graeme Cruickshank highlights the role of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and CPI in bringing together manufacturing partners in academia, industry and government to solve manufacturing challenges, boost UK innovation and create high-value jobs for the UK.
A Cambridge-based start-up has developed a new technology that could revolutionise the construction industry by removing CO2 from the atmosphere and converting it to high-quality building materials and valuable metals that can be sold for profit.
Fresh ideas in manufacturing is what keeps this industry vibrant and moving towards the future – and at ‘Innovation Alley’ at the Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool, there’s no shortage of new and exciting businesses trying to stand out from the crowd.
Smart Factory Expo’s ‘Best of British’ exhibition is exactly that - a host of new and well-established UK firms showcasing a range of industry disciplines that The Manufacturer deems the cream of the crop.