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digitalisation in UK manufacturing

NMIS and Boeing officially open new R&D facility

08 October, 2021

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and aerospace company Boeing have officially opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in Westway Park in Renfrew within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

Industry survey highlights key challenges re technology and power

27 July, 2021

The continued confidence in future demand levels in the datacentre sector could be hampered by the challenges around the availability of power according to the latest independent industry survey, which captures the views of over 3000 senior datacentre professionals across Europe, including owners, operators, developers, consultants and end users.

Industrial computers industry

29 July, 2021

According to a research report released by TrendForce in July, in the first half of 2021, DFI, specialising in smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, and intelligent transportation systems/infrastructures, ranked third in Taiwan’s Industrial Computers with a revenue of NT$5.28 billion (equivalent to 186.7 million U.S. dollars).

Fragmented approach to Industry 4.0

18 August, 2021

While UK manufacturers are investing in trials of Industry 4.0 technologies, few have yet completed their integration and in many cases digital transformation programmes have only reached an ‘initial stage’, according to joint research carried out by Cranfield University and management consultancy, Vendigital.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous potential to accelerate and support the global energy transition

08 September, 2021

The World Economic Forum has published a new study on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to accelerate a more equitable energy transition and build trust for the technology throughout the industry.

Partnership announced

22 September, 2021

GrAI Matter Labs (GML), a pioneer of brain-inspired ultra-low latency computing, and ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, have announced the companies' partnership to create a Life-Ready AI SMARC platform based on ADLINK’s SMARC I-Pi Development kits and GML's Life-Ready GrAI VIP (Vision Inference Processor).

The return of the Cobots

21 September, 2021

Universal Robots has announced the return of its popular productivity roadshows, helping SME manufacturers to address labour shortages, improve output and make their operations more competitive.

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17 September, 2021

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Shaping the future of the manufacturing and processing industries

31 August, 2021

A Leading Process Analytical Technology (PAT) specialist Optimal Industrial Technologies will sponsor this year’s virtual IFPAC Summit. From 1st-2nd September, the company will invite attendees to join technical presentations and visit its virtual stand to learn how data-driven PAT strategies ared

Robotics masterclasses from your own home

19 August, 2021

ABB has announced it is continuing its online versions of its popular classroom-based robot training courses, helping organisations ensure that staff still get training on robots

60 Digital Leaders created

12 August, 2021

60 digital leaders now have the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing through Made Smarter’s innovative Leadership Programme.

Solution provider programme launched

23 July, 2021

The launch of technology manufacturer Beckhoff Automation’s Solution Provider programme aims to couple end users with trusted, competent partners. The programme will help to deliver best-in-class solutions by combining innovative and creative products and knowledge.

Productivity guide provides five steps to using “kaizen”

21 July, 2021

The new Tork productivity guide provides five steps to using “kaizen” for a sustainable competitive advantage

Open House for 2021

20 July, 2021

Building on the success of its first ever open house in 2019 and its debut virtual offering in 2020, FANUC UK has announced it will host an automation event in November this year.

Strategic network and systems integration partner announced

14 July, 2021

FANUC UK has announced Polestar Interactive as the first strategic network and systems integration partner for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, FIELD (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive) system.

How have small UK businesses responded to pandemic guidance?

08 July, 2021

Researchers at Newcastle University Business School are to look at how small businesses have understood and complied with government regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hannover Messe 2022 focuses on digitalisation and decarbonisation

07 July, 2021

Hannover Messe will return in 2022 between the 25th – 29th April as a physical event, following a two year absence. It will run in parallel with a range of digital services for exhibitors and visitors. Digitalisation and decarbonisation of industry will be the key themes at next year’s show.

Digital Innovators Honored in 2021 Transformational Leadership Awards

06 July, 2021

Individuals and enterprises are recognized for successfully envisioning, planning, and executing the digital transformation of their offerings and organizations.

Long-reach Ethernet connectivity solutions to help connectivity from the edge to the cloud

29 June, 2021

A wider range of solutions that bring long-reach Ethernet connectivity from the edge to the cloud and enable real-time configurability, lower energy consumption, and increased asset use have been launched by Analog Devices through the expansion of its ADI Chronous Industrial Ethernet portfolio. Smart Machines & Factories reports.

Drive to increase women in engineering

28 June, 2021

Siemens is planning to increase the number of women in engineering with the aim of achieving gender parity in its Early Careers recruitment.

Diversity in engineering webinars initiative to be hosted by MTC

25 June, 2021

Encouraging diversity, inclusion and family balance in STEM and the engineering community, is the aim of the MTC’s Tilly Shilling Initiative series of seven webinars, run in conjunction with Oxfordshire Advanced Skills.

Smart monitoring system to optimise pump efficiency

24 June, 2021

Samotics, a leading provider of AI-driven industrial analytics for asset performance management, has announced it has been selected for a 12-month trial by United Utilities Group PLC, one of the UK’s largest water and wastewater companies, to improve the reliability and efficiency of its operations.

Digital Catapult joins forces with Ofcom to launch new high-tech 5G lab

24 June, 2021

A new high-tech lab to speed up the development of 5G communication kit has been launched by Digital Catapult who has joined forces with Ofcom to help boost network security and resilience.

Melt shop digitalisation project

24 June, 2021

ABB has announced it has built on a long-term relationship with JSW Steel, a leading Indian steel company, by integrating its digital solution ABB Ability Smart Melt Shop into a wider expansion at Dolvi Works plant in Maharashtra state.

Partnership to provide holistic solution for asset management needs

22 June, 2021

EAM provider Ultimo is joining forces with physical asset management company Optimal, in a move that the companies say will help customers in asset-intensive industries benefit from stronger maintenance strategies


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