UK manufacturing’s tepid adoption of robotics is down to misplaced fear and a lack of
technological literacy. And it’s holding manufacturers back. Harry Wise reports.
The University of Nottingham has opened a £24m Advanced Manufacturing Building (AMB) which it hopes will keep UK manufacturing competitive for future generations.
Manufacturers must learn to adapt to constant change, become more resilient to its effects, and seek the hidden opportunities it offers.
As manufacturers transition into digitally driven business models, they face significant challenges regarding their intellectual property. Dr Frank Tietze offers some strategies to overcome them.
The changing political and economic landscape means, more than ever, people will be looking to our industrial sector to play its part in the future prosperity of the country.
A new £12.5m centre in Wolverhampton has been opened to boost high value, advanced manufacturing in the region.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how 4IR technology can drive efficiency across the company’s oil and gas operations.
The University of Sheffield has opened three new multi-million pound research centres today in the region, with the aim to further boost the city’s reputation as a hub for advanced engineering.
Immersive technologies are being integrated into many businesses to enhance entire operations. This is being put to the test in a new “virtual factory” that will reportedly fast-track innovation in the steel sector.
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.