Building on its global reputation as an engineering powerhouse, Wales is set to add another jewel to its already-gleaming crown as plans to produce emission-free electric vehicles in a new South Wales factory are put into motion. Here's why we think that Wales is set to become the UK centre for Electric Vehicles. Read more


Once dubbed “the material of a thousand uses” due to its versatility and cost advantages, plastic is fast losing popularity. From shopping bags to drinking straws and takeaway containers, it seems the supreme reign of single-use plastic is coming to a crashing halt as governments around the globe start cracking down on the material that has posed a threat to the environment for far too long. Read more


In this brave new world, real-time data, smart devices and cutting-edge cognitive computing are already proving pivotal in solving traditional industry challenges and streamlining operations to create advantaged value. But what can we expect from the factory of the future, and what does super-smart manufacturing mean for the industry as a whole? Read more


Brexit is just on the horizon, so we've asked the question - just how ready is the UK manufacturing sector for Brexit? Read more


In a historic deal that has been two years in the making, Indian-owned Tata Steel and German firm ThyssenKrupp have concluded negotiations and joined forces to create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker. So, what does this mean for the Welsh steel industry? Read more


It’s an inherently human trait to want more once we know it’s out there. Despite our shopping list stating only “milk and bread”, we’re all guilty of leaving the supermarket with a bag full of bargains and a boot-load of food that was too irresistible to pass up on. Unsurprisingly, the same behaviour happens in recruitment. Read more


For the best part of 70 years, the US has clung to its crown as the world’s leading centre of engineering excellence, dominating markets from steel and cars to aerospace and energy. A long-standing symbol for innovation, the US continues to attract a wealth of budding engineers who seek to start their own companies and advance their careers. Read more


As the UK’s engineering industry continues to thrive economically, a persistent skills shortage sweeping the sector is starting to raise concerns about long-term sustainability. According to the State of Engineering Survey by Engineering UK, the industry requires 265,000 new skilled entrants annually in order to meet demand by 2024. Read more


For most manufacturers, replacing equipment is a fact of factory life. Whether to retire old, inefficient machines for the latest tech or to invest in machines capable of making new products, a one-off purchase will never suffice. Fortunately, buying equipment isn’t the only option for manufacturers. Read more


Engineers are in high demand: from the point of graduation, a qualified engineer can apply their skills to a number of sectors and contribute to the improvement of people’s lives and the advancement of society. No matter which way the winds blow, we will always rely on engineers to design the future; we will always need them to make things faster, stronger, more efficient, more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Read more