Previously the Managing Director for Güdel UK, a multi-million pound automation company providing solutions in advanced manufacturing, Gary joins INSPHERE to lead the sales and marketing. He brings a wealth of business development experience and knowledge of advanced manufacturing industries that will be instrumental in bringing our product portfolio in development to market - we are delighted to welcome Gary to the INSPHERE team!
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In the UK, manufacturing is a thriving industry that directly employs 2.6 million people and sectors such as the aerospace industry generate annual revenue in excess of £30 billion, providing excellent careers for well over 100,000 people. Our position as a major world player is founded on a highly-skilled workforce, institutional knowledge and a history of technological advances. Retaining this strong global reputation is essential to economic wellbeing but also continued growth.
However, the world is changing fast. New advances in automation are transforming traditional processes, with industrial robots replacing people in more and more industries. We need to question whether a skilled workforce will be needed in the future. If robots will be making autonomous decisions driven by “big-data”, we can imagine a future with no requirement for human intervention in the manufacturing process, and therefore no need to maintain a strong skills base.
This logic is flawed, of course. It is only through a deep human understanding of manufacturing processes that a shift towards automation is possible at all. The companies and industries that invest in skills and training will be the ones that make the fastest advances in automation. Read more.
Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has been discussed a great deal in 2018. At INSPHERE we feel that Industry 4.0 will indeed live up to the current hype, and that metrology data will be the key enabler that delivers truly smart manufacturing and drives productivity to a higher level.
Can revolutions can be mapped out in advance? Do they truly drive changes or are they just the result of incremental development? These questions are still relevant today – they may help us to take an objective look at whether i4.0 is just marketing jargon or a genuinely transformative event. To help answer these questions in the context of the present day, INSPHERE will be releasing a series of articles over the coming months, looking both backwards through history and forwards into the short and medium-term future. Read more.
Formula Student (FS) is an educational engineering competition undertaken by undergraduate students that aims to develop world-class enterprising and innovative engineers.
Drawing on our practical expertise and past industrial experiences in motorsport, INSPHERE have been with the Southampton University Formula Student Team this week providing the metrology for a full car assessment, helping to propel the team into their events knowing more about the manufacture and assembly of their car.
We wish them the best of luck for the competition!
It was a great day at HM Treasury for our Chief Executive Ben Adeline who was invited to take part in a discussion panel with Rt Hon Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss. Ben shared the experiences of INSPHERE as a successful, growing company and his thoughts on economic policy and entrepreneurship for the future of UK advanced manufacturing with senior MPs.
Read the full Press Release here.
Although robots often steal the limelight when it comes to automation, significant gains can be generated by automating the software aspects of the measurement process.
In a newly released article, Ben Adeline our Chief Executive discusses the benefits of measurement automation that can be achieved through software scripting. However, there are pre-requisites and considerations that will help you decide whether software automation is right for you. These are also worth considering before you approach a specialist such as INSPHERE to help design and implement your measurement automation process.
You can find the full article here and don’t forget to sign-up to our new quarterly newsletter that will contain more exciting technical articles and case studies from our current portfolio of work, coming soon.