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Growing future engineers through stealth

Primary Engineer Programmes are taking great strides in helping to grow future engineers and ultimately tapping into the inner-engineer of pupils, the aim – to encourage more students to follow a career in engineering. Susan Scurlock, CEO and Founder of Primary Engineer gives readers an update on how the Primary Engineer programme has developed.


IoT: Increasing supply chain efficiency

IoT, robotics and machine learning set to transform the supply chain, suggests research by Inmarsat. Smart Machines & Factories reports.

How IIoT will deliver smarter factories

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been described as the fourth industrial revolution. Like steam, the production line and information technology before it, the convergence of cyber and physical systems has the ability to utterly transform how factories operate. Jon Hill, business development director (pictured) , reports.

A 360 degree vision

Smart Machines & Factories takes a look at how Sorion designed, built and supplied test equipment capable of testing and calibrating the Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner.

Exhibiting creativity

Primary Engineer recently exhibited at the Smart Industry Expo and Drives & Controls Exhibitions at the Birmingham NEC, and celebrated its week at the show by bringing home the Motion Control Industry 2018 Award for “Contribution to Skills and Training”.




Smart Technology Zone

Arriving now… the factories of the future

Smart Machines & Factories takes a look at a range of new solutions from Mitubishi Electric to keep up with the Smart technological wave.

Smart manufacturing solutions

Most manufacturing companies are constantly balancing the desire to improve production against the return on the investment required to achieve that improvement. Smart Machines & Factories reports.

Flexible movers could revamp production lines

There are now several competing technologies that promise to add flexibility to production lines by allowing items to be moved and processed individually, thus achieving the Holy Grail of “batch size one”. Contributing editor Tony Sacks reports on who is offering what.

The slow journey to the paperless factory

A sheet of A4 is convenient. But your data won't be exact or real time. Kevin Bull is product strategy director at Columbus UK, reports.

Smart opportunities on show

The inaugural Smart Industry Expo took place alongside the established Drives & Controls Exhibition and co-located events, at Birmingham’s NEC last month. Smart Machines & Factories reviews a few of the highlights during the three-day event.

Making money from buzzwords!

Tim Clark, head of manufacturing solutions, SAS UK & Ireland, takes a look at how data (and buzzwords) can make money for your manufacturing business.

SmartFactory secures €500,000 funding as part of Enterprise Ireland HPSU Fund

Irish manufacturing solutions firm SmartFactory announced funding of €500,000 as part of the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up fund. The investment was announced at the recent Start-Up Showcase Event in Croke Park and will see SmartFactory expand its operations and double its workforce over the next three years. The company, established in 2016, is based in the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick.

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