A new UN decision has opened the path for a future ban on the use of ‘killer robots’ by member states. Over the weekend, 89 nations of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) voted to establish a Group of […]
2017 could be when the concept of the smart factory becomes a widespread reality, according to YCF – a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the manufacturing industry and its supply chain. The smart factory statement follows months of speculation around […]
Alpha Manufacturing, a 100+ employee precision sheet metal fabricator, has ordered a TRUMPF TruLaser 3030 fiber CNC laser profiling centre to form a pivotal workstation in the company’s new £1 million STOPA automated material handling and storage system. Due for […]
Driverless cars promise safer roads, less congestion, more free time for drivers, and independence for those currently unable to drive – but what will the reality actually look like? Dr Stewart Birrell reports. Anyone buying a new vehicle today will […]
With manufacturers intently focused on the technology element of Industry 4.0, the workforce management company Kronos believes that maximum benefit can only be achieved if equal attention is paid to the people operating it. Nick Peters reports. There are two […]
To reap the rewards of the fourth industrial revolution, SMEs must start investing in equipment and processes now. Stuart Moran discusses how to seize the day with Industry 4.0. The ongoing speculation and comment surrounding the impact of Industry 4.0 […]
The growth in technology and applications underpinning Industry 4.0 is having a massive impact on British manufacturing. Brian Williamson discusses how British firms can make the most of their investments. When it comes to Industry 4.0, almost everyone in manufacturing […]
The uptake of new innovative automation technologies is becoming far more widespread. Andrew Hoyle, head of automation at third-party logistics and supply chain solutions provider, Wincanton, explains. Robots are no longer solely found on the production line of automotive factories, […]
UK participation in robotics and autonomous systems is tipped to shape the next wave of technological advancement. Victoria Fitzgerald gets technical on RAS 2020.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced multi-million pound research projects geared towards developing Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technologies.
Fanuc is collaborating with Cisco, Rockwell and Preferred Networks on the development and deployment of a platform that connects CNC machines with robots, peripheral devices and sensors.
SG Technologies, manufacturer of high performance magnetic components, has more than doubled the production capacity for one of its highest volume products thanks to a new high speed automated product packaging system developed by GB Innomech. A manufacturer of high […]