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Why Industry 4.0 is Already Failing

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Why Industry 4.0 is Already Failing

For the manufacturing sector, each industrial revolution has been driven by significant advances in technology. Whilst we sit on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, known as Industry 4.0, the likes of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and robots have been crowned the future of smart factories. But is anyone able to map out the next industrial revolution with any certainty?

In a series of articles, INSPHERE is examining whether revolutions can indeed be mapped out in advance, and whether history and current state-of-the-art can really guide us to predict what prospects lie around the corner – the trouble with predictions is that they can sometimes be wrong. Read more.

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A Paradigm Shift in the Precision of Machine Tools

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A Paradigm Shift in the Precision of Machine Tools

An editorial feature In the latest edition of MTD CNC Magazine is another great review of BASELINE’s inaugural launch at the Nuclear AMRC and describes how INSPHERE’s new product is measuring-up in a big way. Read the full feature here.

“BASELINE from INSPHERE is a paradigm shift in checking and verifying the precision of machine tools” - Rhys Williams, MTD CNC Magazine.

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INSPHERE welcomes Gary Ottley

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INSPHERE welcomes Gary Ottley

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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Training - The Root of a Thriving Manufacturing Industry

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Training - The Root of a Thriving Manufacturing Industry

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. Read more.

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Putting the Fourth Industrial Revolution into Context

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Putting the Fourth Industrial Revolution into Context

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.

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INSPHERE meets the Southampton University Formula Student Team

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INSPHERE meets the Southampton University Formula Student Team

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!

 

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PRESS RELEASE: INSPHERE's invitation to the Treasury

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PRESS RELEASE: INSPHERE's invitation to the Treasury

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.

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How to Automate Your Measurement Processes

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How to Automate Your Measurement Processes

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.

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