The IET’s first “Sector Debate” – additive manufacturing
Hardly a day seems to go past where Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing doesn’t appear in the press. In the first of a new series for The IET Gordon Attenborough chairs a interrogation of additive manufacturing in this televisual style debate.
High-value manufacturing catapult, 2 years in…
We report from our visit to the HVM Catapult at the Farnborough International Airshow and hear from CEO Dick Elsy and Deputy Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon Nick Clegg MP, on the progress made 2 years into this government backed initiative to support UK innovation.
The 9th International Conference for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
This year’s International Conference for Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing was the conference’s 9th
and the team’s collective knowledge and experience really shone through. Priding itself on bringing together industry experts, it did not disappoint. The event room at the Nottingham Belfry was bursting at the seams with more than 300 people in attendance hailing from more than 20 countries and including 21 exhibitors.
First draft of UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy
The Robotics & Autonomous Systems SIG, set up by the Technology Strategy Board, have spent the last 18 months road mapping across the breadth of the RAS sector and building a draft strategy for Robotics & Autonomous Systems for the UK.
Bombardier apprentices win National Apprenticeship Competition - Manufacturing on the Moon
Utilising existing materials on the moon (the lunar base contents, old Apollo mission vehicles and lunar materials) apprentices were challenged to build a vehicle that would transport and hold them an altitude of 1000m for five minutes and rendezvous with a rescue craft.
The Gamification of Manufacturing
With the skills shortage regularly featuring as the number one concern in engineering, could the latest research at Cranfield University come to the rescue of the skill starved manufacturing industry of the future?
Modern manufacturing in the UK- New reports showcases the perspective of manufacturers
In May the IET launched the report An insight into modern manufacturing
at One Birdcage Walk. Produced in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the report aims to build a realistic picture of the issues that confront industry and to point to areas where Government can help UK manufacturing to become globally competitive.
From David Willets to Warren East - All of the content from the 5th National Manufacturing Debate
The IET once again supported the National Manufacturing Debate at Cranfield filming this premier two day event. Covering the Minister, all of the keynotes including ARM and Toyota, the full debate and interviews; the range of content available on IET.TV is as diverse as it is comprehensive.
Previous articles and reports
Read some of our previous articles and reports from Manufacturing here.