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Read DPA’s June 2024 issue now!

20 June 2024

DPA’s June 2024 issue is now live. This month's issue covers the topics of Robotics, Machine Building & Safety, Materials, a special supplement on Aerospace, as well as the second in our exclusive new series, 'The Future of Robotics with ABB', which takes a deep-dive into the challenges facing automation adoption in the UK.

“Assuming there are eight billion people on earth, and everyone performed one calculation per second, it would take 2.3 years for all eight billion people, working 24/7, 365 days a year, to do what Isambard-AI phase one could do in one second." In this month’s column, Editor Sophia Bell explores the launch of the UK’s fastest supercomputer (p. 4).

Automation, education and motivation: how can we train the workforce of the future? Automation is set to transform the world of work, requiring people to learn completely new skill sets as new roles are created. Making that happen is the responsibility not just of workers but also of policymakers, educators and industry, as Paul Garner, Account Manager, Education & Collaborative Robots for ABB Robotics UK, explains in our cover story (p. 20).

Finally, the EU Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230 was published in the EU Official Journal on 29 June 2023 and will replace the current Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC). Here, TÜV SÜD breaks down exactly what UK machine builders need to know (p. 30).

Other key stories include:
• Prepare to automate: Six design tips to futureproof your production (p. 26)
• From the world’s largest airship to electric buses: Composites drive the future of transport (p. 6)
• Boosting satellite life using barrier valves (p. 14)
• Video of the Month: Andy and Darren talk mechatronics (p. 37)
• Why we must invest in processing to meet recycling goals (p. 8)
• How much artificial intelligence is integrated in machines nowadays? (p. 32)

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