Industry commentators believe that, over time, every machine on every factory floor will have its own digital twin. Some have even been so brazen as to suggest that at least half of large industrial companies will adopt this self-learning technology by 2021.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the process of adopting digital manufacturing technologies – a must-have for improved productivity and output – needs top floor to shop floor buy-in, and delivering that requires deep culture change.
Despite debating the merits of paperless for the past two decades, very few manufacturing firms have actually adopted an entirely paperless operation. Mark Hughes says it is time to stop talking about it – and start adopting.
Lotus has confirmed its plans to make its first all-new production car since 2008, the Type 130, which it is hailing the ‘world's first electric British hypercar’. What does this mean for Britain, electrification and the automotive industry?
Silos, almost every business has them. That may not have been an issue historically, but in today’s fast-moving, demand-driven landscape, it could mean the difference between gaining market share and losing it.
The world’s first test centre aimed at accelerating the development of materials and structures for tidal energy is to be built in Scotland thanks to a collaboration between Babcock International and the University of Edinburgh.