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Insights   |   Interview

Women! Engineering needs YOU!

By Christine Reid

Today, there are over 730,000 women in engineering in the UK. Sounds a lot, but it's actually only 12% of the UK engineering profession. This is puzzling when you learn a few facts.

Insights   |   Interview

Women in engineering – Stevie McLaughlin

By Kerry Patterson

So as we come to the end of 2019 we close our year-long Women in Engineering focus, we catch up with Stevie McLaughlin, one of our young engineers doing great things here at Tharsus.

Insights   |   Design

Insights   |   Article

Technology, UK automation and mega trends

By Dave Swan

You don’t have to spend much time browsing the media these days to realise just about everything from the future of industry to the health of the human race- not to mention the health of the planet- is facing alarmingly steep challenges.

Insights   |   Article

Being an expert isn’t good enough

By Dave Swan

Insights   |   Article

Making a commercially successful product

By Brian Palmer

Robotics is a new and immature sector so creating commercially successful products is a challenge. There isn’t a book on ‘how to do it’ – and we’re all still learning. So this talk is about the mutual sharing of battle scars. We don’t have all of the answers on how to create commercially successful products without risks, or even the...

Insights   |   Article

Robots will create jobs – not steal them

By Kerry Patterson

History has proved time and time again that along with any technological advancement, new skills, new industries and new jobs are created as a result. So our concern should not be whether robots will take our jobs, but how do we prepare for their integration into the workplace and develop the new skills required to work with them?

Insights   |   Interview

Women in engineering: Christine Reid

By Kerry Patterson

Christine Reid is High Frequency Logistics Programme Manager at Tharsus

Insights   |   Interview

Women in engineering: Isabela Santos

By Kerry Patterson

Isabela Santos has progressed in her journey at Tharsus, starting as a Quality Engineer to being our Business Excellence Manager. We caught up with her to find our how she became an Engineer and what she thinks about Women in Engineering.

Insights   |   Article

What is a Strategic Machine?

By Alex Latimer

A Strategic Machine makes a strategic difference to our customers proposition, giving them commercial success through potentially game-changing ideas in sometimes, quite established industries. For example, robotics in food production, warehouse automation, and agricultural robots. What was our inspiration for helping customers create their Strategic Machines?

Insights   |   Prototype

What is FAT?

By Gordon Ramsey

Factory acceptance testing (FAT) is the end process of a comprehensive control plan, each one product specific. Deployed for all products, this defines the process controls and measures taken to ensure each and every machine conforms to the performance and safety expectations of its design.

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What are advanced machines and robots?

By Dave Swan

AMRs, or advanced machines and robots are complex in design and manufacture and have the potential to revolutionise the way a business operates and disrupt industry sectors, through automating a traditionally human function to generate a far greater operational output. 

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Synergy between design and supply chain functions ensures delivery

By Nick Adams

As we face the worst supply chain crisis in living memory, let's explore how our Design and Supply Chain teams are innovating together to ensure delivery of our customers' own innovations.  At Tharsus, we support our customers’ product development journey at every stage of the lifecycle, from concept to manufacturable product. We've got everything under one roof and can take...

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Insights   |   Design

What is innovation?

By Brian Palmer

Innovation is the creation and implementation of solutions and ideas that result in new or improved products, systems or services. It’s a term used around the globe, and different nuances of innovation are used to differentiate all applications of the term.

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TMS. Because a QMS alone isn’t quality enough.

By Isabela Santos

Here at Tharsus we’ve developed our own approach to quality. We call it the Tharsus Management System or TMS. The TMS is the heart of everything we do. It brings our DNA to life- essentially what makes Tharsus, Tharsus.  It cascades our strategy for the business through robust and agile processes to minimise potential risks to delivering it. 

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Promoting efficiency in logistics

By Dave Swan

There is currently a network opportunity in the logistics supply chain. Put simply, no one owns the whole process so there's no real incentive for network efficiency. The result is that there is wasted activity being done by lots of individuals that they don't see because they don’t have a view of the entire network. For too many businesses, network...

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Insights   |   Article

Creating an innovation ecosystem

By John Hannah

Tharsus Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lead, John Hannah explores the UK robotics ecosystem.  

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Derisking innovation in UK Manufacturing

By Dave Swan

Innovation is not just having ideas. It is about finding solutions to real challenges. As we look around us, we don’t have to look too far to see the challenges we face. The world is changing at the fastest pace it ever has in history – and, almost certainly, at the slowest pace it ever will again. While the UK...

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