Total expenditure on research and development (R&D) by UK businesses last year increased by 8% to £18.4 billion at current prices compared with 2012 (6% at constant prices), according to the Office of National Statistics.It said civil R&D expenditure increased by 8% in 2013 to £16.7 billion while defence R&D expenditure increased by 7% to £1.7 billion.
A sharp focus on maintenance can result in significant improvements in factory operations, but too many managers struggle to take seriously the upkeep of their plant and equipment, says Ian Vallely
Ergonomics – ensuring a good fit between people and their working environments – can help cut absenteeism, raise quality, boost productivity and reduce costs. Ian Vallely looks at the potentially profound impact of ergonomic design on a ...
Ian Preston, head of direct and technical sales at npower, explains how working efficiently and understanding the capacity market can provide an opportunity for businesses to generate additional income.
Ian Roper, supply chain solutions divisional director, Access Group
Mark Bown, senior advisor – operations excellence office, corporate manufacturing at Cummins, meets a man in a hot air balloon
Mike Price of The Manufacturing Institute (TMI) on recognising life's priorities
FLIR Systems, has launched what it describes as a powerful, affordable, compact imaging IR thermometer that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.
As Atlas Copco Compressors is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its air compressor variable speed drive (VSD) technology, it calculates that UK industry has saved around 240 million kWh of electricity by using Atlas Copco VSD compressors.
Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionality, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration into Mitsubishi Electric's Automation portfolio are key features of the GOT2000 HMI series just launched by Mitsubishi Electric in the UK.
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R&D expenditure increases
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