Back in 2007, Belfast-based defence contractor Thales faced a challenge. A leading global manufacturer of ground-to-ground, ground-to-air, and air-toair missiles, the business had won a contract to partner with Sweden's Saab Bofors Dynamics to produce shoulder-carried anti-tank 'NLAW' missiles for the British Army.
Industrial biotechnology is growing, creating new jobs and radically altering expectations about the world’s ability to move away from fossil fuel reliance. Tom Moore explores the brave new world of biomaterials.
Brace yourselves for a tidal wave of automation media and promotion in 2013. The reasons for the jamboree are important and it is high-time the message got through to those with the cheque books, says Will Stirling.
A new composite technology that heats and cools different sections, reducing residual stress and slashing energy use by 75%, has been created by a British company.
Confidence in the UK machine tool sector in 2013 is shaky as its main trade association forecasts an ‘uncertain environment’ in the next 12-months.