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How long have you been in the industry? Nearly 20 years now. I moved to the UK from the Netherlands permanently in September 2000 to start the journey which I am still on, and very much loving, now. How would you describe your typical day? Current situation excepted, no two days are the same. I
How a novel buy-back model could transform the steel circular economy Although the industry calls it scrap, steel is a valuable resource as a secondary raw material. Whether it’s the steel contained in products at the end of their useful life, or the material left over from the manufacturing process, there’s more industry can do
Alan Banks is the Lightweight Structures Supervisor within Innovation and Research at Ford Motor Company. He started work at Ford in 1983 as an apprentice and worked in Chassis Engineering responsible for suspension systems on commercial vehicles until 2019 before his move to Innovation and Research. He was the team leader on the Composite Lightweight
Ian is Distinguished Technical Specialist, and Industry 4.0 Solutions Architect at IBM. He regularly speaks about Industry 4, and how you can gain efficiencies from the latest manufacturing technology and data solutions at selected leading events, including Advanced Engineering. Keep an eye out for IBM at Advanced Engineering this November, where cybersecurity will be their