This article appeared in The Times on October 21, 2020
How a digitally-connected, first of its kind, collaborative hub will help the north prosper.
‘The challenge is to ensure that the UK will have world-class design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities that can deliver military aircraft for the next hundred years,” says Professor Andy Schofield, technology delivery director at BAE Systems’ military aircraft facility in Lancashire. “We need to work in areas like digital manufacturing, intelligent automation, additive manufacturing, smart structures such as the use of embedded sensors, and more intelligent infrastructure.”
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