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Inspection in the age of smart manufacturing

Metrology is often an overlooked process in manufacturing, when it actually plays an essential role. In particular, inspection helps ensure that component parts fit together accurately and ensures ...




Boosting NOx reductions

Improved fuel efficiency and emissions reduction are constant goals of aero engine manufacturers since they represent huge proportions of aircraft operating costs. Now, a UK-led project has unveiled ...







Thriving in post-Brexit Britain

The future holds exciting potential for the manufacturing industry. But what are the things that business leaders need to consider to grow their businesses and succeed in the face of uncertain market ...


Defining autonomous machine vision – A new category

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” These are the words of Buckminster Fuller, an architect, ...



Re-tiling a fusion reactor

The inside of fusion reactors can reach temperatures hotter than the core of the sun. To keep this energy sealed within the reactor the tiles lining it have had to be painstakingly positioned ...



Cybersecurity in design

The risk of cyber attack has the potential to go hand-in-hand with the adoption of Industry 4.0. What is manufacturing doing to combat this threat?