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Future of Manufacturing

Aug, 2018

The future of manufacturing is digital, that much is certain. From 3D printing, which is being embraced by companies large and small, to augmented reality, promising to make manufacturing quicker and safer, technology is already transforming the sector. The Future of Manufacturing report, published in The Times, explores what US President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs and Brexit will mean for the industry, and how manufacturers are turning to servitisation. Also featured is an article on the fourth industrial revolution and an infographic showing the rise of robots


Sales of manufacturing robots have more than doubled over the past five years as businesses ramp up their investments in automation and smart factories. South Korea continues to lead the way in terms of robot density in manufacturing, with six robots to every hundred employees, while the automotive and electronics sectors comprise the lion's share of annual sales