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UK Industry Still Skeptical About Deployment of Robots

UK Industry Still Skeptical About Deployment of Robots

A leading robotics industry expert believes that UK industry remains skeptical about the deployment of robots, and that what is needed is a more positive and realistic attitude. Dr Susanne Bieller, General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics, voiced her thoughts ahead of Bot-Talks, an open event to be held in Bristol on Wednesday …

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Vivalda Announces Investment in Automated Routing Technology

Vivalda Announces Investment in Automated Routing Technology

Vivalda Group has announced a new investment of £150,000 in automated routing technology. This funding reaffirms the business’ long-term commitment to UK manufacturing and the growing importance of off-site fabrication within the construction sector. The commissioning of two Radecal ATC CNC Piranha routers at its Birmingham branch enables the company to fulfill the growing demand …

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Three Emerging Technologies to Transform Manufacturing in 2019

Three Emerging Technologies to Transform Manufacturing in 2019

A new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed the top ten emerging technologies that have the potential to positively disrupt our economy in 2019. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, discusses the three of them that are most likely to impact the manufacturing sector. Every year new technological …

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BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of the Riptide Business

BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of the Riptide Business

BAE Systems, Inc. has announced the purchase of the key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, a Plymouth, Massachusetts-based provider of innovative, affordable unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions. Specializing in small UUVs, Riptide’s platforms are sophisticated yet simple, efficient, and highly flexible, offering performance discriminators within this domain that include greater depth, range, endurance, …

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Harmonic Drive AG Celebrates Manufacturing Its Millionth Gear

Harmonic Drive AG Celebrates Manufacturing Its Millionth Gear

20 years since the company started gear production in Limburg, specialist gearing company Harmonic Drive AG has announced that the company has manufactured its one millionth gear. The milestone can be attributed to the growing need for precision in applications, following the increased adoption of industrial automation in recent years. Automation is advancing quickly and to keep …

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Make Way for Effortless Customisation

Make Way for Effortless Customisation

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, automotive manufacturing fell by 11 per cent last summer. Among the reasons cited for this decrease was growing demand for customisation and an increase in car model changes. Lee Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager of automotive software supplier COPA-DATA UK, explains how automotive manufacturers can embrace easy customisation by …

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Airbus Trials Robots as Vehicles

Airbus Trials Robots as Vehicles

A collaborative research project involving engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Integrated Manufacturing Group could lead to an entire aircraft wing assemblies being transported by autonomous robots at the Broughton Airbus factory in North Wales. “Supervised trials of the robots have already taken place, and it has been estimated that using …

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