Manufacturing Technologies

How can manufacturers best protect their power supply?

Stock Power Supply - Downtime can come at a significant cost for manufacturers, with some statistics showing that just one unplanned event can cost in the region on £1.6m.
The uptake of digital technology, the government’s upcoming Industrial Strategy and strong export demand all add up to an expanding manufacturing sector here in the UK. However, this increase in demand will no doubt lead to added pressure on UK power supply, so it becomes more important than ever to have robust power infrastructure in place.

Raising profit margins using automated engineering

Upcoming Budget Autumn Budget 2017 states support for 5G mobile networks, fibre broadband and AI.
Most manufacturers see investments in factory connectivity not just as a means of cutting costs, but as a way to increase revenue. In fact, respondents to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 anticipate additional revenues of £775,000 over the next 12 months because of their investments in connectivity.

Additive manufacturing: the next layer

A lightweight aluminium structure with a triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) lattice - image courtesy of CFAM.
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Nick Peters
Additive manufacturing has gone beyond being a revolutionary process and is now firmly in the mainstream. Which begs the question, what does the future hold and where are the gains to be made for manufacturers who have still to embrace the technology?