Smart factories are set to become a revolutionary force of the manufacturing industry and provide a massive boost to the global economy, according to a new report by multinational information technology consulting company, Capgemini.
Automating manufacturing processes is a complex issue. Toward the lower end of the machines’ spectrum is a class of robots called “cobots” designed to work closer with people. A study explains the main three misconceptions about cobots and robots.
Supercar manufacturer, McLaren Automotive took home the top prize for Manufacturing in Action at last year's The Manufacturer MX Awards, organised and hosted by The Manufacturer. Peter Osborne lifts the bonnet to find out what drove the company to enter.
The debate about the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution tends be framed around issues such as product design, production lines and supply chains. However, it is vital also to consider its impact on the workforce, both in terms of how the allocation of labour will change and in how flexible our national skills base is going to be in responding to the challenge.
One of the world’s leading speciality chemicals companies, Evonik, has announced a €100m investment in digitalisation and has entered a strategic partnership with IBM and Germany’s Duisburg-Essen University.
Hennik Research, publishers of The Manufacturer, are delighted to have been invited onto the board of trustees of the Young Scientists Journal. Peter Osborne reports on what this means to UK manufacturers.