Tag Archives: manufacturing

How has 2020 reshaped manufacturing?

At the outset of 2020, none would have predicted the course that the year would take due to COVID-19. The global pandemic, and the response to it, upended many manufacturing businesses and fundamentally shifted what plant operations look like. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of automation technology specialist Beckhoff UK, …

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The Midlands has the foundations to become an innovation world leader

The Midlands is poised to become a world leader in engineering innovation, but only if it solves the longstanding productivity gap issue, according to a new report. Investment in digital manufacturing can turn the UK, and the Midlands in particular, into a science and engineering superpower, according to Manufacturing Confidence …

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Listen up! Free educational podcast for manufacturing professionals

To add another tier of educational content to its website, automation parts supplier EU Automation has launched EUAudio, a free podcast on industrial automation and smart manufacturing, available on the company’s website and on all major audio streaming platforms. EUAudio enriches the company’s already vast offering of free learning content. …

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Digital technologies essential for UK manufacturing to power international competitiveness but SMEs still lagging behind

British manufacturing companies have taken significant steps in adopting digital technologies with some 80% confident that Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) will be a reality in their businesses by 2025, according to new research, ‘Bouncing Back Smarter: Innovation Monitor 2020’, published today by Make UK – the manufacturers’ organisation –  and Infor. The …

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Robot investments will be essential for electronics manufacturing recovery

Electronics manufacturing has experienced extraordinary change. Responding to the shifting needs of the sector, TM Robotics has launched a new robotics consultation service to advise manufacturers on how automation can aid recovery and growth. Held with a TM Robotics automation specialist, the free consultations can be managed remotely or by …

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The Advanced Machinery and Productivity (AMP) Institute receives funding boost

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has secured £50k early-stage funding for the Advanced Machinery and Productivity (AMP) Institute in Rochdale. The funding has been awarded through the UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Strength in Places Fund (SIPF). Driving innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery manufacturers, the AMP Institute will create the …

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Bosch launches 5G tests at Reutlingen wafer fab

As an Industry 4.0 pioneer, Bosch believes 5G will be a key building block of digitalization and connectivity in manufacturing and logistics. The company is now starting compatibility tests and channel measurements for setting up a 5G network in its wafer fab in Reutlingen. “We at Bosch started researching and …

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How innovative leadership is helping SME manufacturers take on their toughest test

Manufacturers, supported by Made Smarter, have embraced a new approach to leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Forced to close or reduce operations in factories and offices, owners and senior managers involved in the North West digital technology adoption pilot faced their toughest test as they figured out how to restart, reassure …

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Sustaining the new normal

Post COVID-19 predictions can paint a bleak picture for the future of manufacturing. There is no denying that this pandemic has changed the state of industry, but the impact of the crisis has not been all negative. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director at COPA-DATA UK examines how manufacturers can positively …

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Renishaw announces new digital initiatives to support its global manufacturing customers

Renishaw is committed to maintaining global supply chains and supporting its customers worldwide. During these uncertain times that means adapting, and helping industry to adapt, to new priorities and requirements. As Tarquin Adams, Renishaw’s Group Marketing Manager, explains, “In these unprecedented times for industry, smart manufacturing and automation are now …

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