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...

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 DPC is an Information Technology Consultancy company providing Data Audits and Forensic Analysis; Digital Transformation Management; Rapid Application Development; Application Programming Interface (API) Incubation; Web Application Security and WASP.   Approaching LCR 4.0 Brian Bishop (CEO) commenced working on Social Value as the cornerstone of the Smart City...

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...

Ideas, energy and opportunity combine in Innovation Alley – where 48 of the UK’s hottest manufacturing tech start-ups are lifting the lid on the future of British manufacturing at Smart Factory Expo.   Sponsored by Innovate UK, and located at the intersection of Smart Factory Expo’s four...

David Griffiths from WaveReach explains how working with the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree Centre via the LCR 4.0 project is helping his SME analyse data from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://lcr4.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LCR-4.0-Hartree-WaveReach.mp4"][/video]...

You can now submit an entry for the 2017 NAA Awards; this is your chance to enjoy the glory of having your company’s achievements recognised by the industry… Becoming a shortlisted applicant at the Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards will provide your organisation with the opportunity...

Article: Dr Andy Levers, Technical Director for the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool)  Virtual reality often appears in today’s news and media, taking the world by storm. Mainly associated with gaming, virtual reality (or VR) is starting to creep into a whole range of industries...