Cutting edge technologies such as 3D printing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence (AI) among others are rapidly transforming manufacturing industry as part of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Covid-19 pandemic and the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050 have lead manufacturers to adopt like never before. Lower costs, increased productivity, and achieving carbon emission reduction are some of the benefits manufacturers are starting to reap.
We have asked manufacturers about where advanced technologies are most used within the business and what benefits they are hoping to achieve. We have looked closer into how manufacturers are becoming more sustainable and can achieve their net zero goals. The UK manufacturing sector has a key part to play in the transition to a net-zero carbon economy, not only by cutting its own greenhouse gas emissions, but also and more crucially through the innovative products, processes and services that will become an integral part of the green industrial revolution.