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 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?
In the much-publicised march towards the digitalisation of manufacturing, one very important element is routinely ignored, namely how to integrate the digital sharp end with back office systems that traditionally have relied on paper.
Smart factories are set to become a revolutionary force of the manufacturing industry and provide a massive boost to the global economy, according to a new report by multinational information technology consulting company, Capgemini.
Digital Catapult and The Manufacturer are pleased to announce the Hack & Pitch will make its Smart Factory Expo debut, designed to inspire and challenge small and medium size businesses to create disruption through innovation.
It is now 10 years since the start of the most recent financial crisis. Despite years of austerity measures, the UK economy has largely recovered, and is now weathering the new era of post-Brexit uncertainty.