From Farm to fork: how Made Smarter is giving food and drink makers the ingredients for digitalisation

Technology adoption programme targets support at SMEs Free guide aims to demystify digitalisation and help companies take first step Food and drink makers, with the support of Made Smarter, are using technology and digital skills to navigate the major challenges of coronavirus, Brexit, and climate change. The Made Smarter Adoption Programme in the North West, […]

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The rise of the machines: how robotics and automation are creating jobs in manufacturing

SME manufacturers adopting robotics and automation, with the support of Made Smarter, are creating hundreds of new and upskilled jobs. Since 2019 the North West Adoption Programme, a collaboration between UK government and industry designed to support the increased use of digital technologies, has supported 41 businesses with 45 technology projects focused on robotics and […]

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Is manufacturing homesick?

Regionalisation and reshoring are key trends in manufacturing supply chains The beginning of 2020 revealed the pain points of global supply chains. The problems posed by a lack of visibility across different nodes and overreliance on a single region were evident when the supply of mission-critical items started to dwindle. In light of that, how […]

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Siemens accelerates Riversimple’s ambition of building the world’s most sustainable car

Engineering talent use digital tools to optimise design for volume production of hydrogen electric vehicle An innovative hackathon involving Siemens’ engineers and digital tools has helped hydrogen car maker Riversimple reduce the size of its future hydrogen car factory by 20%. The 48-hour virtual sprint leveraged Siemens expertise in planning and simulation software for manufacturing […]

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Why simplicity beats jargon every time

~ How IoT buzzwords are hampering technology’s potential ~ In the words of American author and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, “complexity is the enemy of execution”. Translating even the most complicated of topics into clear, understandable language is vital to getting things done. Leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for the industrial […]

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How motorised equipment aids testing and control in manufacturing

PWC’s UK Manufacturing Operations Pulse Survey 2021 found almost half of UK manufacturers are prioritising robotic process automation over the next two years. Automated equipment can perform to exact requirements, making it inherently advantageous in testing and control. Here Dave Walsha, sales manager at drive system supplier EMS, looks at how reliable, high performance micromotors […]

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Crosser raises €3 million to further advance its low-code streaming analytics platform for Industrial IoT

Crosser, the leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for industrial IoT, has announced its latest funding round of €3 million in new capital. The round was led by NTT DOCOMO Ventures and Montan-Ventures-Saar, with existing investors Industrifonden, Spintop Ventures, 42 Cap, Almi Invest and Norrlandsfonden also participating.  Gartner reports that low-code technologies […]

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Made Smarter virtual factory tours to accelerate digital adoption among SME manufacturers

Smart glasses enhance end-to-end production line walks in digital transformation workshop (DTW) process Made Smarter’s technology adoption programme is deploying smart glasses to SME manufacturers to virtually fast track their digital adoption strategies and navigate Covid-19 restrictions. The wearable device enables technology specialists from Made Smarter to perform virtual end to end production line walks […]

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