Rockwell Automation has made significant performance gains in recent years. Productivity has grown by more than 4%, lead times for its manufactured goods have been cut in half and on-time deliveries are up to 98%.
Tesla has received approval to acquire solar panel company SolarCity for $2.6bn, in a move which comes at a financial crossroads for a solar industry, which is facing the prospect of an oversupply of solar panels.
Renishaw is contributing its additive manufacturing expertise to a new £17.7m project to develop an innovative way of designing and manufacturing aircraft wings, which will encourage a “right first time approach” and reduce development time.
The world of healthcare is changing, thanks to the many advancements in technology and the digital health innovations that are entering the field and transforming the way that medical professionals work and the care that patients receive.
Apparently there is such a thing as too many computers. That might not come as a surprise to those witnessing the the faltering social skills of millennials addicted to Facebook and Pokemon Go. However, leaving that to one side, in this instance what we're talking about is possibly even more concerning.
Small and medium-sized UK manufacturing businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to design new products for their customers, citing innovation as a key challenge for the industry as a whole. This is the key finding of this year’s SME Barometer Research commissioned by Exact.