Smart factories are set to become a revolutionary force of the manufacturing industry and provide a massive boost to the global economy, according to a new report by multinational information technology consulting company, Capgemini.
In a world where appliances last ten years and we replace our phones every two, it’s unusual to run into a company that produces components to last more than a quarter century. And with no maintenance required!
Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our day to day lives. From smartphones to smart homes, the dramatic increase in power and sophistication of technology is opening up new technological frontiers and promising endless possibilities for the development of many different industries, particularly manufacturing.
The Manufacturer was granted a rare look behind the scenes at BAE Systems’ Military Aviation and Information (MAI) division at Samlesbury in Lancashire, to witness the production lines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Nick Peters reports.