Celebrity cardboard cutout manufacturer invests in AI and automation to drive growth

A manufacturer of life-size cardboard cut-outs of celebrities, Disney and Star Wars characters is anticipating game-changing growth after investing in trend analysis software and AI.  Star Cutouts, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, prints on demand and distributes a rich array of 3,000 characters, including the Royal family, celebrities, sports stars, as well as film and TV stars.  […]

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Technology is now critical to achieving business sustainability within manufacturing, industry report reveals

Almost 60% of manufacturing businesses have considered how IT can help them be more sustainable, according to new industry research. The research, which was carried out by leading IT provider, Digital Space, surveyed over 1,000 representatives, to highlight the valuable role IT has in reducing corporate environmental impact.  The findings found that 59% of manufacturers […]

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Engineers hail Made Smarter impact during Minister for Industry visit

An engineering business has hailed the ‘tremendous’ impact of adopting new technology and digital skills during a visit from Minister for Industry Lee Rowley. BEP Surface Technologies, based in Radcliffe, manufactures and refurbishes chill rolls using electroplating, precision grinding and surface finishing processes. It has been engaged with the Made Smarter adoption programme in the […]

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Digitalisation is helping contract packers, manufacturers and 3PLs mitigate growing labour shortages

Leading provider of agile supply chain solutions, Nulogy, is reporting that digitalisation is increasingly being recognised by global contract packers, manufacturers, and third-party logistics firms (3PLs) as a powerful tool to address the acute labour shortages present within the economy. With the latest global surge of COVID-19 and post Brexit consequences severely impacting labour capacity, […]

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Hoofcount uses Siemens’ technology to ensure healthy herds have happy feet

Data-driven insights support Hoofcount’s approach to improving animal wellbeing through its innovative footbaths for cows Siemens’ technology offers the agricultural sector the opportunity to scale up agritech and the potential for IoT connectivity Siemens has been selected by Lancashire based Hoofcount Ltd., the revolutionary manufacturer of market-leading footbaths for cows, to provide critical data-gathering capabilities that […]

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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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A colourful challenge for measurement technologies

Determination, measurement and detection of colours in industrial applications are complex measurement tasks. Compared to other physical quantities, it is difficult to define colour. Famous scholars such as Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton have already tackled this question in the late Middle Ages. State-of-the-art colour measurement technology not only answers this question but also […]

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