While the digital revolution disrupting manufacturing has grabbed most of the headlines, revolutionary engineering processes are being developed that could have an equally profound impact on the sector.
The age of steel dawned around 150 years ago. To ensure it continues for centuries to come, foundries will need to embrace new materials, technologies, processes and industrial innovations. Thankfully, the UK steel industry is already at the cutting-edge of technical developments.
An increasing trend to reduce the overall weight of products in multiple industries such as aerospace, renewables, construction and transportation, is driving tremendous growth in the lightweight structures market.
Every new revolution needs its catalysts and enablers. Liverpool helped to create the infrastructure for the first industrial revolution, with its port, roads and railways at the epicentre of international trade.