Careers in Manufacturing, seize every opportunity

November 4th, 2016 | by Jan Godsell

Not everyone knows what they want to be when they grow up, and manufacturing probably isn’t the expected career choice for most 15 year old girls; but in the 1980s Japanese manufacturing was at its pinnacle,... Read More

We’re going to need bigger pants… Or are we?

September 5th, 2016 | by WMG Editor

It is 15 years since the release of the first Bridget Jones movie, and the famous ‘hello mummy’ quote as Daniel Cleaver, played by Hugh Grant, discovered that Bridget, played by Renée Zellweger, was wearing ‘absolutely... Read More

IoT and the future of making things

August 5th, 2016 | by Irene Ng

Professor Irene Ng talks to The Manufacturer about IOT and the future of making things. The advent of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) has transformed our world into one of connected things and connected people. With data being collected... Read More

Where does your car get its energy from?

July 11th, 2016 | by Paul Jennings and David Greenwood

The electric car is starting to make serious inroads into the mainstream market, but there’s still one major problem holding it back, and that is the battery systems. Up until now we’ve been used to driving... Read More

The sound of things to come

June 24th, 2016 | by Paul Jennings

The sound a car makes is important.  Read any review of a new car and you will find that the sound it makes (or doesn’t make) invariably gets mentioned. We judge the engine speed (especially before... Read More

Building the skills

June 3rd, 2016 | by WMG Editor

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman and founder of WMG, University of Warwick talks to the NewStatesman about ‘Building the skills.’  If you measure business success by newspaper headlines, you’d get the sense British manufacturing is uncompetitive and underperforming.... Read More

Is it better to travel or arrive?

April 22nd, 2016 | by David Bott and Paul Jennings

Dr David Bott is a Principal Fellow at WMG, and Paul Jennings is Professor of Experiential Engineering.  Professor Jennings also leads WMG’s Energy and Electrical Systems research group. People both like and are scared of change. We are forever... Read More

Regaining Control of Our Personal Data with the HAT

December 21st, 2015 | by Irene Ng

Technology has brought down coordination costs, but it hasn’t really benefited us as individuals, except as a side effect. The smartphone is an example. We don’t really pay for better coordination between our friends and ourselves... Read More

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One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor

October 26th, 2015 | by David Bott and Sridhar Seetharaman

Historians used to define the progress of mankind by the materials they used to impose their will on the world around them – thus we had a Stone Age, a Bronze Age and an Iron Age.... Read More

It Is People That Make Things Happen

October 23rd, 2015 | by David Bott

“In the 19th Century, the UK had the natural resources, the labour force and the inspiration to lead the world into the Industrial Revolution. Today, we are witnessing a different type of revolution. For developed countries... Read More

Manufacturing Knowledge

Manufacturing Knowledge

September 23rd, 2015 | by David Bott

Manufacturing is everywhere in the news these days. It is generally alleged that we were once good at it, but lost our way and that the future prosperity of the United Kingdom is dependent on regaining... Read More

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