Electronics

What does the factory of the future look like?

HPE future factory video
Manufacturing has been earmarked by the World Economic Forum and the European Union as a major driver of increased employment opportunities, reduced carbon emissions and better educational prospects for young people. This huge ambition largely rests on the advent of the smart factory and the rollout of Industry 4.0, which will make manufacturing more affordable in high-wage countries.

SolidWorks World 2017: what’s new and next in CAD and tech

Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist, Mark Tremonti, with Paul Reed Smith and Jon Wasserman of Paul Reed Smith Guitars at SolidWorks World 2017 - image courtesy of The Manufacturer.
Posted on 28 Feb 2017 by Tim Brown
The latest SolidWorks World event, held at the beginning of the month in Los Angeles, CA, saw the latest installment of the globally renowned event tackle the latest approaches to technology, design and engineering. Head of international content, Tim Brown, got along to see all the latest the event had to offer.

UK education system: not fit for business

Workers Apprentices Apprenticeships Education Training Skills UK Education System
Posted on 22 Feb 2017 by Nick Peters
The manufacturing sector is experiencing a dangerous skills shortage that appears to be getting worse with every passing year. There is a great deal of blame to go around, but a significant portion of it rests with the education system. Changing that requires a change in national attitudes to manufacturing, as Nick Peters reports.