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How can deep learning benefit manufacturing?

How can deep learning benefit manufacturing?
In Christopher Nolan’s 2010 masterpiece Inception, the protagonist is a corporate spy who steals information by infiltrating people’s dreams, exploring the different layers of his victims’ subconscious to find a path to the desired information. Deep learning, a specialised form of machine learning, works in a similar way, recreating the complex architectures of our brain’s neural networks to find information hidden in big data.
6th August 2020

Automation in manufacturing connectors

Automation in manufacturing connectors
  Automation underpins the modern world, but just how much of a role does it play in the manufacture of cable connectors? Here, Mark Bailie, European Operations Manager at PEI-Genesis, walks us through the company’s highly automated facility in Southampton.
5th August 2020

Cutting costs, while saving the planet

Cutting costs, while saving the planet
The main driver of business sustainability goals is to make an impact on the wider world. Another benefit that is often overlooked is the economic value of implementing sustainable actions. Can businesses save money, while helping to protect the planet? Here, Sachin Pimpalnerkar, Global Segment Manager for Renewable Energy at Sandvik, explains how Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS) has optimised two crucial toolmaking technologies to achieve just that.
4th August 2020


Is your global supply chain counterfeit-free?

Is your global supply chain counterfeit-free?
In the age of e-commerce and global supply chains, the world markets provide opportunities for companies to grow and expand their customer base. However, complex supply chains also create more opportunities to introduce counterfeited products. Here Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA Sales at EU Automation, explains why the problem is growing and how to tackle it.
30th July 2020

Heat and power is necessary to boost sustainability

Heat and power is necessary to boost sustainability
Combined Heat and Power offers several cost, efficiency and sustainability benefits that can be realised by manufacturers with zero capital expenditure. James Sopwith, Group Strategic Account Director at the multidisciplinary engineering business, adi Group, argues that being seen as a business that takes its climate responsibilities seriously can only improve your consumer and commercial relationships.
27th July 2020

A ray of sunshine during the COVID-19 pandemic

A ray of sunshine during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly swept across the globe, affecting the lives of billions of people worldwide, and having a negative impact on many industries. However, for some there have been opportunities to continue working under careful conditions and turn their expertise to tackling the societal effects of the virus. 
23rd July 2020

Government must invest in tech to boost manufacturing sector

Government must invest in tech to boost manufacturing sector
The UK government must invest in technology to boost the UK’s manufacturing sector and enable it to bounce back after the coronavirus pandemic. Without innovation, said Emma Robinson, Founder of Red Diamond Executive Headhunters, manufacturers may struggle - despite an anticipated backlash against cheap imports from the Far East.  
23rd July 2020

A journey towards autonomous operations

A journey towards autonomous operations
In a business environment ruled by high volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, manufacturers in process industries must achieve stable and autonomous operations. To meet these challenges, companies are embracing emerging digital technologies to significantly transform operations, control costs, reduce down-time, and improve profitability. By Bert Konings, Marketing Director for Yokogawa Europe
23rd July 2020

Young engineers used talent and digital tools to make history

Young engineers used talent and digital tools to make history
Young engineers at Siemens have become part of manufacturing history after playing a major role in the ventilator challenge. A team of 100 people from Siemens UK, Digital Industries (DI), Industry Software, Siemens Healthineers and Siemens Energy - enabled the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium to achieve its target of producing 13,500 medical devices in just 12 weeks.
22nd July 2020

A thank you to the engineering industry!

A thank you to the engineering industry!
The response from the engineering industry to help in the fight against COVID-19 has been overwhelming. Companies from all sectors have stepped up to produce everything from ventilators and face masks to hand gels and more. Here, Jeremy Whittingham, Head of Community and Content at Advanced Engineering UK, highlights some of the generosity shown across the industry.
21st July 2020


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