How infrared technology brings safety in multiple applications

Infrared temperature guns have become a commonplace safety precaution, with 37 degrees Celsius acting as the entrance pass to many offices, shops and airports. This is just one application where infrared technology provides important safety information. Here Dave Walsha, commercial development officer at precision drive system supplier, Electromechanical Systems (EMS), looks at the applications of […]

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Bindatex increases productivity by 20% and reduces lead times by a quarter with new digital technology

Bindatex, the UK’s leading provider of specialist process and cutting services, has taken a transformative step and increased productivity by 20% after adopting digital technology to capture, analyse and manage production data, as part of the Made Smarter scheme. Using Made Smarter’s digital transformation workshop to identify its challenges and potential solutions, Bindatex installed the […]

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51 manufacturing SMEs target growth through innovation with Made Smarter’s digital transformation workshops

The new, bespoke process is accelerating North West makers towards increased productivity, efficiency and growth Made Smarter has launched an innovative, streamlined process to enable more SME manufacturers to speed up their digital transformation. Digital transformation workshops are designed to accelerate manufacturing growth by identifying digital tools and technologies that can maximise operational processes and […]

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MetLase’s rapid tooling offer in demand as largest ever tool delivered to aerospace giant

One of the UK’s leading engineering specialists has just completed its largest ever rapid tooling project as demand for shorter lead times intensifies. MetLase, which is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, has designed and manufactured a stainless steel tool measuring 4 metres in diameter and capable of holding a component 2 metres tall. […]

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How innovative leadership is helping SME manufacturers take on their toughest test

SME manufacturers, supported by Made Smarter, have embraced a new approach to leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Forced to close or reduce operations in factories and offices, owners and senior managers involved in the North West digital technology adoption pilot faced their toughest test as they figured out how to restart, reassure their uncertain workforce […]

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