This year's in-depth Annual Manufacturing Report assesses the state of UK manufacturing, looking at everything from skills through to finance, IT and the new technologies of Industry 4.0.
The Manufacturer received a lot of insightful and thought-provoking contributions during 2016. Here’s 12 of the most shared and popular.
Despite the rapid growth of sensors and the buzz around the Internet of Things, adoption in manufacturing has lagged behind the hype.
Greg Picot, director of product development at Eigen, discusses real-time quality control for industrial manufacturing.
US aerospace company Boeing has this week shown off a new advanced and lightweight spacesuit design.
European aerospace manufacturer Airbus Group has announced plans to develop and build practical flying cars.
US private space exploration company Moon Express last week announced that it has received sufficient funding to launch a craft to the moon.
Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671m as a result of bribery and corruption claims in Brazil, the US and UK. The figure is thought to be the largest ever levy imposed and the largest enforcement action relating to any criminal allegation in the UK.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new graphene material that is one of the strongest in the world while also being lightweight in form.
A number of recent moves by Google's parent company Alphabet appear to show it is losing interest in moonshot projects.