NEWS FEATURES REVIEWS CASE STUDIES APPLICATION STORIES PRODUCTS Manufacturers are continuing to boost investment in 4IR technologies but progress is desperately needed. Manufacturers continue boosting 4IR investments The voice of industry since 1981 Manufacturers are continuing to boost investment in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies with increasing evidence that many companies have moved beyond the initial ‘conception’ phase and into the ‘evolution’ phase where they are seeing real benefits from their investments according to a survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. The findings come as a separate survey for EEF by YouGov reveals that the public prioritises adoption of new technologies over job security with just over one quarter (26%) of people agreeing with … Continues on page 6 Plant & Works Engineering www.pwemag.co.uk September 2018 Issue no. 429 FURTHER NEWS COVERAGE (turn to page 6) A-Levels: Uptake in Maths and Physics welcomed The uptake in students studying the crucial engineering gateway subjects of Mathematics and Physics is a step in the right direction but exams alone do not give today’s students the right practical experience and insight into modern engineering careers, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET ) Aerospace deliveries head towards new record The global aerospace industry remains on track for another record year in aircraft production, as 2018 deliveries reached 809 by the end of July, worth up to an estimated £15 billion to UK industry. labolG nisredaeL BlairtudnI s , srelio .