New online learning platform on modern manufacturing

In response to the industry’s demand for information on technology to help them out of a lull in productivity post-pandemic, an automation equipment supplier EU Automation has pooled its resources into a free, online Knowledge Hub.

Visitors can download resources on additive manufacturing (AM), artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, cyber security, obsolescence, sustainability and the circular economy.

In the last four years EU Automation’s publication AUTOMATED has gathered insight from trade bodies, innovative start ups and created a content bank.

“Google Trends data suggests that the search term “free online learning” increased dramatically during the COVID-19 outbreak,” says Jonathan Wilkins, director at EU Automation.

“There is a desire to learn about innovative manufacturing technologies that could help propel companies out of the pandemic lull, by improving processes, making better use of their people and by helping to drive productivity.

“As a distributor that speaks to manufacturers all over the world every day, EU Automation wanted to share the knowledge and expertise it has gathered on cutting-edge technology and present it in a digestible way. We hope that collating all our expertise and removing the pay-wall on our books will help more industry professionals access learning resources, and inspire them to consider new approaches,” says Wilkins.

The company has also made its two manufacturing chart-topping books available for free download with the authors deciding this would best aid manufacturing professionals in their online learning.

The first book, The Book of Obsolescence Management (BoOM) explains how manufacturers can use obsolescence to their advantage, giving practical advice from industry experts at COPA-DATA, Renishaw, the International Institute of Obsolescence Management and more.

The second book, 4.0 Sight, is a global look at the fourth industrial revolution, covering initiatives like Japan’s Society 5.0 and Made in China 2025.