Two new trade publications for UK manufacturing sector

It’s not often I see a new publication enter the market and think that it really does fill a gap. Many new technical titles seem to be ‘me-to’ and we just wonder if they really are going to last.

Now, like buses, we there are two coming along at once!

Smart Machines and Factories

DFA Media has recently launched Smart Machines and Factories, the UK’s first magazine dedicated to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), the Industrial Internet of Things.

Smart Machines & Factories will be published six times a year, with the first issue having been published in November 2016. Editorial content will include matters to do with advanced automation, digitally networked production, advanced design methods, IT security, smart energy technologies, predictive maintenance, innovative production processes, including 3D printing and robotics.

“No other UK publication will provide such comprehensive information and in-depth insights into tomorrow’s integrated factories,” says DFA Media’s managing director, Ian Atkinson.

Aaron Blutstein has been appointed editor of Smart Machines & Factories, bringing over 15 years of industrial technology journalism experience to the role. He will continue as editor DFA’s sister publication, Plant & Works Engineering.

UK Manufacturing

A new title, this time online, from long-established technical publisher Datateam, addresses a sector that is crying out for a dedicated publication – it’s called UK Manufacturing.

With Brexit now officially underway, it does seem a great time to shout about what British manufacturers do here at home! Whenever UK manufacturing is mentioned on TV it’s often so negative. However, if you know where to look there are some excellent SME manufacturers out there, all quietly going about their business. I know, because we work with some of them.

UK Manufacturing is distributed to key decision-makers throughout the UK, presenting the latest product developments supported by in-depth articles and comments from key players in processing and manufacturing. Concise case studies will highlight recent and ongoing projects that provide practical application of the latest technologies designed to improve efficiency within the manufacturing industry.

UK Manufacturing’ is a digital only quarterly publication read by senior executives, engineers and managers throughout all industry sectors. They all have purchasing and/or specifying power for products and equipment that are aimed at improving manufacturing efficiency and profitability.

Will they succeed? Let’s hope so.


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