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Robot paves the way for productivity boost

Concrete evidence has emerged of another export success for Stoke-on-Trent based engineering firm Morris Brothers, following the delivery of a custom-built slab moulding machine to an overseas customer. Morris Brothers is one of the UK’s oldest established manufacturers of concrete moulding…

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Three outstanding women celebrated as Young Woman Engineers of the Year

Three young female engineers have been recognised at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their work in engineering. IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year: Ying Wan Loh (28), is a Manufacturing Engineer for Rolls-Royce plc. Ying…

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Manufacturing sector maintains growth trajectory, amid skills shortage and challenging market conditions

Manufacturing business growth has continued to rise over the past year, but at a much slower rate than the previous 12 months. Despite challenging market conditions and the difficulty in recruiting and retaining skilled staff, there has been a marginal one percent rise in the number of businesses…

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How tech helps bridge the gap in manufacturing

Jamie Hinton, CEO and Co-founder of Razor, Explains How Tech Helps Bridge the Gap In Manufacturing … Manufacturing is an industry that harnesses technology in order to deliver on efficiency and productivity. However, manufacturers are coming under increasing pressure to produce higher-quality…

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Bringing 5G to the factory floor needs more than the traditional Telco approach

5G will dramatically gain importance in providing wireless connectivity to industrial environments, especially in the context of Industry 4.0 and the automation of production processes and monitoring of machine conditions. According to ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, by 2026…

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Mazak apprentice crowned regional champion at flagship awards ceremony

Beth Addis, a production apprentice at global machine tool manufacturer Yamazaki Mazak, has won the Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year award at this year’s Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year Awards. Held at the West Midlands Safari Park on 14th November, Beth was one of three regional…

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Virtual and augmented reality in manufacturing

Originally developed as technologies for gaming and entertainment, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are rapidly gaining traction in the manufacturing industry. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains how VR and AR can be used in…

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Can robots help us recycle?

According to a World Bank’s 2018 report , global waste is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050 unless urgent action is taken. Even when citizens separate their trash correctly, the quantity of recyclables that are actually repurposed is marginal compared to the amount of those that end…

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Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory personnel so that they can focus on more advanced tasks. Laboratory work often involves a number of…

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Data process expert urges businesses to use simple maths to manage Brexit uncertainty

Continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit is causing widespread pressure on warehouse space as businesses stockpile to mitigate supply risks. But a data process expert believes simple maths can help companies reduce stock, making space for Brexit risk mitigations. In a post-Brexit environment, it…

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