Manufacturing Technologies

Top five manufacturing myths busted

An effective Industrial Strategy must be comprehensive, be based on a genuine understanding of the needs of industry and be long term.
A national understanding and appreciation of all things manufacturing will never happen while widely-held and wholly incorrect perceptions of what industry looks like persist. Jonny Williamson busts the top five manufacturing myths.

Robots don’t steal jobs, they create them

Smart Factories - image courtesy of University of Warwick WMG.
Contrary to popular speculation that robots could take British jobs, new data exclusively shared with The Manufacturer has revealed that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes.