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Making the Business Case for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), often described as Industry 4.0, is how we refer to the future of technology in manufacturing.

Manufacturing Industry 4.0 and IIoT Technology includes connectivity concepts, like the smart factories, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) and is now becoming a reality for many manufacturers worldwide.

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The Future of Industrial Manufacturing: IoT, Wearable Tech & Visibility

Our partners Zebra Technologies have conducted the Manufacturing Vision Study 2017, to reveal how executives in the manufacturing industry think about the sector, and their predictions for future growth.

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What do the Updates to ISO 13485 Mean for Medical Device Manufacturers?

ISO 13485 is the international standard setting out requirements for a quality management system, specific to the medical devices industry. It sets out the requirements and standards expected of any organisation involved in medical devices, worldwide. Medical devices can be defined as “any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine implant, in vitro reagent, or another similar article, that is intended for use in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease or other medical conditions”. These organisations can include those involved in:

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What is in the future for the UK manufacturing workforce?

Manufacturing automation is the practice of putting control systems in place, to operate processes within the manufacturing environment. It is becoming a reality for more and more UK manufacturers today

Covering processes such as working with hazardous materials (e.g. spray painting), intricate electronics assembly (e.g. circuit boards), and dangerous tasks (e.g. welding), automation gives manufacturers more control over their processes, help streamline their operations and keeps workers safely away from high-risk materials and tasks.

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Technology and the UK Manufacturing Industry in 2017

Download the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 report from The Manufacturer here, to find out how technological advancements are effecting the manufacturing in the UK in 2017.

The report is an interesting look at the state of the UK manufacturing sector this year, and a glance at expectations and challenges for the time ahead.

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