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Five key trends for manufacturing in the age of Industry 4.0

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of many Industry 4.0 technologies. Here we highlight five key trends as the UK seeks to build back better with an emphasis on zero carbon and economic resilience. On-shoring and ‘proximity’ manufacturing  This trend was also visible before Covid, with a growing emphasis on green credentials in the market …

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FourJaw's Machine Mode being used by Operations Manager

Free Pass to Industry 4.0

The cost of entry into productivity boosting Industry 4.0 technology has been slashed to under £200 following the launch of a secure cloud-based smart app by tech start-up FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics. The launch of the app – and easy to install MachineLink sensors – enable precision engineering firms that supply the aerospace, defence, medical and …

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Machine Learning in Manufacturing

There is a well-known proverb… “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” —various attributions (Twain, Maslow, Kaplan, Unknown) … and in the last few years, a particularly advanced hammer has emerged – machine learning. Machine learning, which is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI), has a very simple concept: feed millions …

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The Pandemic Pivot to Data

Much food for thought for manufacturers in a new McKinsey report into the impact of the pandemic on their operations. A survey of 400 firms across the world revealed that 94% said Industry 4.0 technologies had helped keep their shopfloors running during the crisis, while 56% said these technologies are critical to their ability to weather the crisis. While …

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What manufacturers have in common with runners

I’m into running. Like, really into running. I love everything from a weekly 5k at the local Park Run (pre-Covid 19 restrictions!), through to longer distances like half and full marathons. There are many things I love about running. I love the positive feeling as the endorphins pump around the body. I love the healthy …

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FourJaw welcomes Senior Director and industry leader Bart Simpson to chair the advisory board.

We are excited to announce that FourJaw is welcoming Bart Simpson to the team as Non-Executive Chairman. Bart is an experienced business leader within the world of manufacturing. He has dedicated his career to advances in technology and innovation within CAD/CAM manufacturing software. Bart is bringing a wealth of commercial experience to the FourJaw team. …

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