Why manufacturing must digitally transform

Digital transformation without the right culture is meaningless and companies that fail to appreciate its importance risk stumbling at the first hurdle

How 3D printing is reshaping global production

As dark clouds gather over the global economy, manufacturers find themselves in the crosshairs

Drone developments: massive potential for manufacturing

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Drones used in manufacturing are still very much in their infancy, but the possibility for aerial imaging, asset monitoring and safety inspection is exciting industry experts

Electric cars in trouble as green levy threatened

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President Donald Trump is considering axing a generous tax credit designed to encourage electric vehicle sales in the United States. If it happens, green car manufacturers could face a rocky future

Hardware vs. software: which wins in manufacturing?

Great mechanics need great instructions, and manufacturers upgrading to smart factories will need to balance their investments in both hardware and software to stay ahead of the competition

Manufacturing talent: what can you do to bridge the gap?

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As the engineering and manufacturing sectors continually evolve, filling the gaps in talent created by technological change remains a constant battle

Manufacturing cyberattacks could cripple the UK

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The potential for international cyberwarfare could put manufacturers in the firing line as hackers go after vital services and large-scale industrial facilities

Who will be the winner of the fourth industrial revolution?

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Each industrial revolution produced a significant reordering of manufacturing nations. As the world embarks on what many predict will be its fourth, which countries will be the main beneficiaries and how will global economic dynamics shift?