Background Acorn2Oak Innovation Solutions Ltd is a provider of innovative manufacturing solutions with a focus on manufacturing and product developments using advanced carbon fibre composite solutions. In order to conceptualise a virtual factory to prove the concept of an innovative carbon fibre production line, Acorn2Oak required expert...

We are just five weeks away from coming to Liverpool for the UK’s biggest FREE digital manufacturing exhibition – Smart Factory Expo (15-16 November, Exhibition Centre Liverpool).   Smart Factory Expo is the UK’s biggest showcase for advanced technology and systems – image courtesy of The Manufacturer. With...

Real Space are developing a ‘Single Reality’ optical headset that uses an innovative optical design to change the perceptual information the brain receives. Their VR immersive headset will give users a VR experience via a normal device, which has potential benefits to many aspects of...

Robert Wakeling from Wadaro explains how working with the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree Centre via LCR 4.0 is helping his company scale up their product, which enables mobile phone network providers to improve customer experience. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://lcr4.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/LCR-4.0-Hartree-Wadaro.mp4"][/video]...

Earlier this year, engineering, IT and gaming students at the City of Liverpool College embarked on a special project to help put them at the forefront of Industry 4.0 (4IR) technologies. The project, which is backed by Siemens and LCR 4.0 partner, the Liverpool City Region...

On the 4th and 5th April 2017, Manchester welcomed the Industry 4.0 Summit where manufacturing businesses from all over the globe gathered to hear the very latest on the 4th Industrial Revolution. There was a fantastic range of speakers via companies such as TechUK, Siemens,...

Liverpool City Region’s manufacturers need more support to unleash the potential benefits associated with Industry 4.0 technologies according to a survey conducted by LCR 4.0 partner, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). LJMU’s findings show that of the SMEs questioned, 16.7 per cent said that they would...

LCR 4.0 is a regional ERDF funded project which aims to support local manufacturing SMEs to develop new products and processes through the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. The partners involved, Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool), Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City, Hartree Centre...