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Transforming waste into welfare through automation

4Manufacturing

12.01.2021

A social enterprise is adopting smart, connectable automation technology to ultraclean unwanted mattresses and prevent them from going to landfill.

Robotics and Automation Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Quality Management Circular Economy
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Raising the bar of food manufacturing

4Manufacturing(R)

12.01.2021

A food manufacturer which invested in state-of-the-art automation and control technologies using Made Smarter support and advice is experiencing unprecedented demand for its products in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Product Innovation
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Carving out a future with Smart machinery

4Manufacturing(R)

12.01.2021

A Cumbrian manufacturer of joinery products has ambitions to double its production capacity and profits using an Industry 4.0-ready, five axis CNC machine and software through Made Smarter advice and financial support

Robotics and Automation Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Flexible manufacturing
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Keeping a finger on the digital pulse

4Manufacturing(R)

12.01.2021

A Wirral MedTech manufacturer is introducing a virtual showroom which will reduce travel time, costs, and carbon emissions by 11%.

Immersive Tech AR/VR Value Chain Integration Mass Customisation Web based customer order tracking
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Virtual Reality takes vehicle conversion firm into technology fast lane

4Manufacturing(R)

12.01.2021

A family-run vehicle conversion firm is embracing Virtual Reality technology to boost productivity and reduce turnaround times for designing and kitting out vehicles for customers.

Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Flexible manufacturing Immersive Tech AR/VR Product Innovation Design for Manufacture (DfM) Mass Customisation
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AMRC assist DESTACO in navigating the world of virtual reality

4Manufacturing(R)

08.01.2021

The Integrated Manufacturing Group of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing has been working with DESTACO, a leading global supplier of high-performance automation, work holding and containment fixturing solutions to help create a virtual workshop to assist with pre-production and factory planning processes.

Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Skills & Leadership Development Immersive Tech AR/VR
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KTP to transfer Industry 4.0 capability

4Manufacturing(R)

07.07.2020

KTP between Beverston Engineering and Liverpool John Moores University (team led by former KTP Associates) already yielding positive impacts at half way stage.

Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Flexible manufacturing Skills & Leadership Development IIoT & Connectivity Continuous Improvement Value Chain Integration
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Deployment of easy-to-use cobots

4Manufacturing(R)

25.06.2020

thyssenkrupp Bilstein Addresses Labor Shortage, Expands Production with Fleet of Universal Robots

Robotics and Automation Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Quality Management Flexible manufacturing
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Flexible end-of-line palletizing robots

4Manufacturing(R)

25.06.2020

The company RNB Cosm├ęticos has integrated six Universal Robots UR10 robot arms into its packing and packaging plant to perform end-of-line palletizing tasks.

Robotics and Automation Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Skills & Leadership Development
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Factory simulation before build commences

4Manufacturing(R)

25.06.2020

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has developed a virtual simulation model of the new Boeing Sheffield facility.

Robotics and Automation Production Efficiency Factory floor & Production systems Immersive Tech AR/VR