November 2017

n NEWS n FEATURES n REVIEWS n CASE STUDIES n APPLICATION STORIES n PRODUCTS Industry proposals to boost the UK’s manufacturing sector have been unveiled at the MTC. Industrial Digitalisation Review unveiled The voice of industry since 1981 The publication of the Industrial Digitalisation Review at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry recently, outlines proposals to boost the UK’s manufacturing sector. Chaired by Siemens UK CEO Professor Juergen Maier it outlines proposals to boost the economy using advanced digital technologies including robotics, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality as well as artificial intelligence. The Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, … Continues on page 6 Plant & Works Engineering November 2017 Issue no. 421 FURTHER NEWS COVERAGE (turn to page 6) Industry proposes new takeover procedure EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has called for a new, independent Foreign Investment Evaluation (FIE) process as part of a wider framework to assess the potential benefits of foreign takeovers of UK companies . n The IET launches ‘Engineering the Next Generation’ The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs- style programme ‘Engineering the Next Generation,’which explores the challenges, careers and future of modern engineering in the UK. n EEF Comment labolG nisredaeL BlairtudnI s , srelio . Professor Juergen Maier