Next week’s Spring Budget, due to be delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on 8 March, must focus on helping manufacturers invest in new technology and processes. Caroline Milton explains how.
With the past 12 months described as “unimaginable” by chief executive, Terry Scuoler, EEF’s flagship National Manufacturing Conference brought together more than 800 influential industry and political leaders to discuss what the future holds for the UK’s industrial sector.
Manufacturing has been earmarked by the World Economic Forum and the European Union as a major driver of increased employment opportunities, reduced carbon emissions and better educational prospects for young people. This huge ambition largely rests on the advent of the smart factory and the rollout of Industry 4.0, which will make manufacturing more affordable in high-wage countries.
The latest SolidWorks World event, held at the beginning of the month in Los Angeles, CA, saw the latest installment of the globally renowned event tackle the latest approaches to technology, design and engineering.
Head of international content, Tim Brown, got along to see all the latest the event had to offer.