A new initiative launched today by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) is seeking innovative UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whose technology can be adapted and commercialised to solve societal and industry challenges in sectors that are new to the company.
Behind the effortless glamour of a luxury watch brand, modern watch manufacturing requires ultra-precision engineering and a finely honed sense of what to manufacture in-house and what to outsource. Dan Hayes hears the Bremont story from British watchmaker Giles English.
Coventry University has unveiled its multi-million-pound National Transport Design Centre, which aims to boost design innovation in the region’s automotive sector and bridge a shortfall in creative skills.
A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) found that a third of British businesses are actively looking to suppliers in the UK to replace those in Europe, ahead of Brexit negotiations.
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!
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.
Technological advances and ever-evolving customer demands mean that it is more important than ever for manufacturers to work within an interconnected system, as Majenta Solutions’ Neil Watford and Chris Stock explain.