Machine tools

Relax, robots won’t take your job. Until they do

No matter how you cut the automation cake, the rise of the robots appears unstoppable. On the one hand, automation will not only complement the work of humans, but will also allow us to lead happier lives, cites a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. On the other, robots will replace up to 20 million jobs globally by 2030 (almost 9% of the global manufacturing workforce), according to a new study by Oxford Economics.

Renishaw: The measure of success

Additive Manufacturing assembly area at Miskin - image courtesy of Renishaw
It may enjoy a global reputation for precision metrology and process control, but more than anything, Renishaw represents innovation and technological advancement. Jonny Williamson headed to South Wales to pay the engineering powerhouse a visit.

What is a digital twin?

A digital twins is a computerised versions of a physical asset, data from sensors in the real world can be inputted in to the twin to create simulations - image courtesy of APS
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and 4IR are terms that are becoming commonplace in manufacturing. Now that these terms are accepted, a new wave of technical turns of phrase have been born.