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MSC Design tool that thinks like an engineer


MSC Software Corporation has released MSC Apex Generative Design 2020, a tool that enables engineers to explore new approaches and optimise any part of their design in a single step. It will develop innovative products up to 80 per cent faster than conventional approaches. MSC Apex Generative Design addresses product development pressures to meet shrinking […]

Cybersecurity software release protects facilities from cyberattacks


Honeywell has announced the latest release of its Forge Cybersecurity Suite that includes several enhancements to help ensure business continuity in the face of mounting cyberthreats, uncertain global business conditions and continued supply chain disruption associated with remote operations. The release incorporates new features such as enhanced industrial-grade remote access, increased asset discovery capabilities with […]

Consortium intends to develop the potential of 5G in manufacturing


A consortium led by Ford have received government backing for the introduction of 5G connectivity to speed up electric vehicle manufacturing. A 5G mobile private network delivered by Vodafone Business, will be installed this year in the new E:PriME (Electrified Powertrain in Manufacturing Engineering) facility on Ford’s Dunton Campus. The 5G solution is set to […]

Embracing the digital reality of the new normal gives hope for manufacturing’s renaissance


Mark Hughes, regional vice president UK & Ireland, Epicor explains how manufacturing’s can rise from the ashes of the old norms, stronger and better It has been a year of momentous change for UK manufacturers, from political upheaval following Britain’s planned withdrawal from the EU to today’s market outlook. Now, manufacturing businesses are experiencing some of the most challenging trading […]

SMEs urged to digitise now to recover from COVID-19


SMEs in the manufacturing industry need to digitise now according to software services company, Advanced. They go on to say that companies that take a digital-first approach will be the first to bounce back from the current crisis. The warning comes after the government recently announced plans to turbo charge the industry as the world […]

Giving a second life to industrial robots


The spectre of sustainability continues to look over the manufacturing sector. Remanufacture work enables existing robot users to sell inactive or legacy robots to ABB with an attractive buy back service, rather than scrapping them or leaving them unused in a corner of the factory. Over the last 25 years, thousands of robots have been […]