A 'Smart Factory' alone isn't enough if manufacturers are going to fully embrace the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0. Instead, businesses need to concentrate their efforts on creating smart value chains, which connect people, products and communities.
An innovative project to develop a lightweight exhaust system for a luxury sports car, led by the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), has leveraged Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence equipment for quality control checks.
A new initiative to promote Lancashire as the UK’s number one aerospace cluster will be launched at the Farnborough International Airshow next week, when the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Lancashire County Council (LCC) join together as ‘Aerospace Lancashire’.
Engineers from the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are helping to preserve the legacy of the iconic Vulcan XH558 bomber by creating a ‘virtual tour’ of the aircraft that will be used in a new educational programme.
Leading figures from across the manufacturing landscape will today (July 5) launch a new national strategy in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) calling for the UK to realise the economic potential of TES.
Scotland’s wide-ranging manufacturing industry plays a central role in sustaining and growing the country's economy. Nick Shields, director of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) at Scottish Enterprise, explains.