Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on SME manufacturers looking to recover from Covid-19

Just 3% of small to medium-sized manufacturers in England believe Brexit will have a positive impact on their recovery according to the latest Manufacturing Barometer. The report, which gathered intelligence from 409 companies across the country, revealed that uncertainty is still holding many management teams back, with 47% admitting they have no idea how the […]

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Protolabs’ new e-commerce platform offers design engineers greater speed and flexibility

The world’s fastest digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts has launched a revolutionary new e-commerce platform for the UK. Protolabs, which work with thousands of product designers, engineers and procurement teams across the country, has responded to the need for reduced product development time and evolved project management tools required for the […]

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Made Smarter rolls-out innovative Leadership Programme

Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Liverpool join Lancaster University in supporting SME manufacturers to gain digital leadership skills to grow their organisation through technology  An innovative leadership programme equipping business leaders with the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing is being rolled out to leading universities. The Made Smarter Leadership Programme, […]

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PTC predicts Spatial Computing will help boost factory performance and remote manufacturing

Spatial Computing has the power to optimise factories of the future and give us more frontline control according to one of the world’s leading IoT specialists. PTC’s Valentin Heun has been leading the company’s research and development work in this area and believes it’s the purest form yet of blending technology into the real world, […]

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Altus Offers Transparency on 3D Optical Measurement

The increasing complexity of electronic devices, coupled with the growing demand for higher quality control and process improvement mechanisms, is escalating the importance to identify any potential problems quickly during the manufacturing process. Key to this is the use of sophisticated inspection equipment. Global leaders in both AOI and SPI technology, Koh Young, has further […]

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Fire door manufacturer develops industry-first solution to ‘transform’ fire safety sector in wake of Grenfell

A fire door manufacturer, supported by Made Smarter, has developed an industry-first solution to make safety inspections faster and more accurate, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Contactless Check Solutions (CCS), based in Maryport, Cumbria, has created a simple method to ensure fire door compliance in line with UK regulations. It involves using […]

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Altus Helps to Advance Manufacturing with Koh Young AI Solutions

The electronics industry is always looking for faster, better and cheaper manufacturing techniques. Central to progressing this ideal in the future will be Artificial Intelligence (AI), a core element of the Industry 4.0 revolution. To ensure they are ready and at the forefront of this technology transformation, Altus Group, a leading distributor of capital equipment […]

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