Additive manufacturing technologies have enabled significant changes to the way we design complex components and create early prototypes. But the uptake of these new production methods beyond prototyping and small-scale production remains slow.
It's almost impossible to summarise the key takeaways from 94 top-tier contributors across more than 70 keynotes, panel discussions and interactive sessions in just 800 words. Here's just a snapshot of my own highlights from the two days.
A new report says manufacturers need to deal with Industry 4.0 technologies by showing boldness and strategic thinking, pursue value and performance first instead of technology, and recognise Industry 4.0's opportunities.
Innovation is pivotal for businesses to remain globally competitive. Naturally then it has been a key talking point throughout the year. From the commercial opportunities of graphene to clear 3D printing and flat wine bottles, here are the top 10 innovation stories of 2018!
A new report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says the UK has two decades to prepare for the full impact of digitalisation. It proposes the creation of 1 million more manufacturing jobs to deal with the rapid technological changes.
Search ‘Digital Transformation’ online and you’ll get about 450,000,000 results. Rather than having to sift through all of them, here’s a useful guide which touches on almost every aspect of your organisation and how digital technology can help make them more effective.
The government has announced a multi-million-pound Aerospace Sector Deal that builds on the UK’s excellence and heritage in aerospace, aims to transform the future of flight, through electrification and autonomy, and commits to increasing gender equality in the sector.