A thought leadership article, by Alison Mitchell, Executive Director at Sensor City Smart sensors are an integral part of the Internet of Things as they will allow businesses to collect even more data on how their products are used. For those of you who aren’t aware (although I...

We have a number of podcasts which dive into industry further, discussing the 9 pillars as well as meeting those behind LCR 4.0, including the partners and SMEs!   We find out from LCR 4.0 programme manager how VR is used, not only to design new machinery,...

Background CNC Robotics is the UK's leading robotics integration company specialising in advanced robotics systems for machining. CNC Robotics are developing “CNCR-Live” integrated real time remote diagnostics, which will enable businesses to increase connectivity between digital and automated systems. This will be used to remotely monitor the...

The UK’s leading manufacturing industry publication, The Manufacturer, brought its dynamic series of events to the Liverpool City Region for the first time in November 2017, leaving its Birmingham roots for the North West. Thousands of visitors converged on the city region for Digital Manufacturing Week...

Ultamation have a proud history of serial innovation: The first company to embrace Crestron’s custom Smart Graphics technology in releasing a number of unique controls, including analogue clocks, colour pickers and lighting visualisation; releasing productivity tools to universal acclaim amongst Crestron GUI designers and programmers;...

Background Valuechain digitalises manufacturing businesses to improve productivity, collaboration and competitiveness. Valuechain’s smart software solutions streamline business processes and capture data from people, plant and processes to generate real-time business and supply chain intelligence.   Approaching LCR 4.0 Valuechain approached LCR 4.0 in order to collaborate on a platform...

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...