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Initiatives for Manufacturing Innovation at the Wirral Manufacturing Forum

Our Technical Director, Martin, attended the Wirral Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Forum earlier this month. It was a great opportunity to catch up with local manufacturers based on the Wirral. The theme of this event was business improvement projects and funding available in the North West, for manufacturing innovation. The two key projects being the Manufacturing Growth Fund and also Made Smarter. The North West is a real focus for projects focusing on improving manufacturing productivity at the moment, due to it being a key part of the UK economy. In the North West, there are 14,500 manufacturing companies, generating 15% […] Read more

Digitalising Manufacturing

I visited the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry for a Digitalising Manufacturing Conference, where I had the chance to discuss the benefits that digital manufacturing can bring to manufacturing businesses, and also some of the roadblocks to its full adoption in the UK. Impact of Digital Manufacturing Carlos Lopez Gomez discussed the results of an Innovate UK funded study into the impacts of Digital Manufacturing globally. The study is aiming to collect and analyse evidence on the potential improvements from digital manufacturing. Most predictions of improved manufacturing productivity have focussed on expected, rather than observed impacts. So this Study is […] Read more

Smart Factory Expo 2018

The countries’ largest digital manufacturing show – Smart Factory Expo, took place last week at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool. The Smart Factory Expo is part of ‘Digital Manufacturing Week’ – the UK’s showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It brings together expertise, ideas and opportunities in all aspects of manufacturing operations with exhibition floor presentations and drop-in advisory clinics, throughout six dedicated exhibition zones – Industrial Automation, Internet of Things, Digital Transformation, Smart Factory, Manufacturing Innovation, Industrial Data. Running through the entire exhibition was ‘Innovation Alley’ – a showcase for manufacturing tech start-ups, ensuring that the whole 4IR ecosystem is represented. Exhibitors had […] Read more

New MES Features to Improve Manufacturing Productivity and Quality

We’ve had a busy couple of months at Metis Automation developing new MES features for our flagship paperless manufacturing software product Tascus. In January, we began a series of customer interviews to get feedback on what features we could add that would bring value to manufacturers. As a result, we have recently added the following features: Display smart work instructions. These can populate with values taken from step measurements. This makes it easier for your production operators to follow complex work instructions and reduces the chance of errors. Display work instructions with CAD models. This means that you can cut out […] Read more

Metis Automation Presents at IIoT Roadshow

Martin Griffiths, Technical Director at Metis Automation presented at a recent National Instruments Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Roadshow at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Coventry. Throughout the day, presenters from National Instruments introduced the Industrial Internet of Things, covering the following topics: Data acquisition and data processing at the edge. Control. Communication & security. Data management & visualisation. Machine learning. They also gave interesting case studies of how companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and China Steel, carried out IIoT strategies and are measuring ROI. Improving Manufacturing Productivity and Quality with the IIoT Martin outlined his views on how manufacturers […] Read more

Made in the North West Awards

Metis Automation has been shortlisted for the prestigious Made in the North West Awards. The Made in the North West awards are a celebration of all that is great about manufacturing. They applaud the use of technology, the ambition to export and also, the motivation to train and invest in people. Furthermore, they are a showcase for the North West region and its diverse manufacturing industries. Metis Automation has been nominated for the Digital Engineering/Technology Award for our paperless manufacturing MES software product Tascus. A panel of industry judges will vote on the nominees and the winners will be announced on Thursday 10 May 2018 […] Read more

New Website Published

Metis Automation has built our expertise in developing custom software solutions to improve product quality and manufacturing process.  With an increasing focus on Industry 4.0, we have updated our vision and published a new website to make it easier for customers to showcase our manufacturing products. Our revised vision is to develop cutting-edge software that enables manufacturers to reduce costs and increase profits. We achieve this by improving product performance, cutting defects, increasing productivity and reducing downtime. What We Do Metis Automation develops error proofing software and solutions for discrete manufacturers. Software that integrates with production processes using sensors, smart tools, PLC’s, […] Read more

Metis Automation to Present at NI IIoT Roadshow

Metis Automation will present practical case studies and experiences of implementing IIoT and Industry 4.0 projects at this free one-day educational seminar hosted by National Instruments. The event will be on 28 March 2018 from 08:30 – 16:30 at Coventry Manufacturing Technology Centre. Event Details This event is for engineers and engineering managers with an interest in implementing an IIoT solution. Implementing the Industrial Internet of Things and achieving its benefits can’t be done alone. No single engineer has all the answers, and no one vendor has all the tools. But, through collaboration, the IIoT’s promises of increased uptime, enhanced […] Read more

Metis Automation Wins Unilever Pitch Challenge

Metis Automation took part in a two-day advanced manufacturing Hack and Pitch event. This was facilitated by InnovateUK, to propose potential solutions to three key packaging challenges raised by Unilever. The Challenge In a joint pitch with Whistonbrook Technologies, Metis Automation won a challenge to measure packaging resilience throughout the supply chain. Judges commended the joint pitch as innovating and an ideal example of what Hack & Pitch events aim to achieve. Notably, a collaboration between companies with the complementary expertise to deliver outstanding solutions to their customers. Unilever has invested in a state of the art Advanced Manufacturing Centre […] Read more

North West LabVIEW User Group February 2018

Come along to our North West LabVIEW User Group and learn about LabVIEW with our expert presentations and interactive sessions. The event will be held on Monday 5th February from 12.30pm – 5.00pm at:- Sensor City 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5LJ. Register Now: It’s free to come along, so Click Here to Register. If you know someone else in the area who uses LabVIEW, please forward the details to them. Read more