There is a danger that Industry 4.0 is viewed as an interesting talking point, something that happens to other manufacturing companies, but is not relevant to you. If that’s your view, Tom Leeson has some rather sobering news for you.
As 3D printing continues to make inroads from product design right through to the manufacturing floor, Dr Phil Reeves offers an insight into where the technology is making the biggest impact in the next industrial revolution.
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.
The challenges facing UK manufacturers in order to create a solid data analytics framework were explored at an exclusive roundtable event hosted by The Manufacturer and BOARD International, as part of The Manufacturer Directors Forum. Thomas Chapell reports.
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.