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.
Despite Albert Einstein’s fears that technology would create a “generation of idiots”, automation has improved quality of life for most people and created a wealth of new and more skilled industrial positions.
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IfAM) at the University of Nottingham has helped develop a new wing structure providing Airbus Helicopters’ high-speed rotorcraft with enhanced speed and range to complete advanced missions.
It’s no secret that the Internet of Things is becoming increasingly important across a wide range of manufacturing areas, from automotive to electronics. But how prepared is your business in ensuring your staff have the right skills to perform?