Entries by craig.8ball

The CLIFFF Project

Image: © HSSMI   Growing future industry with circular 3D products Industry is continuously growing at a rapid speed and the population growth is reported to grow by 1 billion by 2035. The fast pace in technology is increasing our demand and reducing our patience. Millennials are demanding more variations in products with personalized features. […]

Going Circular in the Manufacturing Sector

Image: © chanpipat / Adobe Stock   Estimates say that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the early 1950s, of which about 60% has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment. More than 99% of plastics are produced from non-renewable resources which means that if current trends […]

Digital Readiness Level

Image: © Carlos Andre Santos / Adobe Stock   New Beginnings October marks the month of new beginnings: autumn season, clocks going backward and a new, improved DRL 2.0 tool. After receiving praise over summer, DRL-Tool.org has listened to its user’s feedback, refined the tool and added new features. The questionnaires have been streamed lined […]

The Need for Full Zero-Emission Manufacturing

Image: © artjazz / Adobe Stock   The need for full zero-emission manufacturing Two publications were released last week which highlight the challenges and disruptions facing the manufacturing sector. Special Report – Global Warming of 1.5C The consequences of 1.5C of anthropogenic – “human-made” – global warming will have graver consequences than previously anticipated and […]

Leading the Change

Image: © punthep / Adobe Stock   Why a basic knowledge of electric vehicles is vital for the UK automotive manufacturing sector’s continued growth The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) 2017/2018 EV30@30 Campaign forecasts that the number of electric light-duty vehicles (LDVs) on the road could be as high as 220 million in 2030, i.e. a 30% world […]

Chihuahua or Muffin: How the Automotive Industry is Using Autonomous Technology and Data in Manufacturing

Image: © HSSMI   The automotive industry is approaching a pivotal moment. There’s a shift towards electric powertrain motivated by greater public demand, government policies and new entrants into the market. Volvo, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota announced their entire portfolio of cars will be electrified to some degree within the next decade or […]

Delivering a Step Change Nationwide

Image: © HSSMI   At the end of last year, HSSMI, as a result of demand and commercial necessity set up a new business unit based in Glasgow to deliver support to the manufacturing community in Scotland and the North East of England. This was to enable us to become more productive, innovative and sustainable as […]

Let’s Talk Immersive Collaboration

Image: © HSSMI   Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are fun for consumers in gaming and entertainment industries. The experience of being able to immerse in a three-dimensional world and interact with objects are exciting and yet mind stimulating for both young and old generations. Currently, the immersive technology market is growing day by day […]