The Manufacturer: Top 10 news stories of 2019

Digital Transformation - Academics and employers in the East Midlands are to develop a new digital skills curriculum - image courtesy of Depositphotos.
UK manufacturing continues to face significant change in automation and digitalisation, attitudes towards its emissions output and preparing its workforce for the future, while being beset by ever-shifting political challenges as the UK prepares to the the European Union.

Robot adoption: The SME challenge

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The 10th quarterly SWMAS Manufacturing Barometer included a ‘special focus’ exploring the attitudes of UK SME businesses towards robots, revealing where manufacturers are successfully using automation, where they are not, and what we can learn from them.