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Digital manufacturing

Be ready to adopt digital manufacturing

Digital manufacturing is a key part of the 4th Industrial Revolution, often called Industry 4.0, and is giving us new opportunities beyond conventional data-driven manufacturing.

Manufacturers, customers and suppliers need confidence in the pervasive data they each produce, use and share. Trusted data is required for the design of products, running efficient operations and demonstrating compliance. We ensure that you are equipped with the measurement data foundations, analytics and innovations required to benefit from digital manufacturing. 

Data-driven, 'smart' manufacturing means that you are connected and data-driven:

  • Smart factories use digital data and analytics to improve the efficiency of operations and total preventative maintenance by giving insights into processes and predictions of potentially disruptive events
  • Smart quality uses digital data from parts and processes with analytics to continuously improve quality to achieve 100% 'right first time' more quickly and efficiently than before
  • Smart value chains share digital data to optimise the use of resources and logistics to maximise the value to each party in the supply chain, including the end customer

We help ensure that data flows up and down the supply chain, so businesses can make decisions with confidence.  

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What we do

We work with companies to define, collect and embed trusted measurement data on the design, engineering, production and inspection processes. By helping manufacturers quantify the certainty of data and associated analytics, particularly when faced with large data sets, we enable them to make data-driven manufacturing decisions. We equip manufacturers with the capability to ensure that their digital data flow maintains its integrity across operations and the supply chain.

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Developing new standards for additive manufacturing

We’re developing new standards for additive manufacturing to unlock the benefits of reduction of wastage, increased flexibility and efficiency for industry.

Additive manufacturing

Experts in manufacturing

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Manufacturing

Embedding measurement data into a trusted digital infrastructure

Our data scientists are working to help manufacturing organisations analyse and use data with confidence. We are developing data standards and platforms to help collect, connect, comprehend and trust data.

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We’re here to help

Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.

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Improving welding quality for submarine assembly

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Work with us

Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer services team on +44 20 8943 7070