Welcome to the 17th issue of AUTOMATED, where we explore the role of emerging technologies in manufacturing.
We start by looking at the role of legacy equipment in a world of emerging tech. As manufacturers are faced with more options to bring them closer to Industry 4.0, this article looks at how manufacturers can introduce this new technology without sacrificing working legacy equipment.
We then look at some countries across Europe that are investing in advanced technologies that will help them harness the full potential of Industry 4.0 and emerge as leaders in digitalisation.
In this issue we also have an exclusive interview with Regius Professor Philip Withers, Chief Scientist at the Henry Royce Institute to talk more about the future of manufacturing using advanced 2D materials.
We hope you enjoy issue 17.