National Physical Laboratory

Manufacturing Measurement Network Digital Manufacturing event in Sunderland

13 December 2017

Because the recent NPL Manufacturing Measurement Network (MMN) Digital Manufacturing event in Huddersfield was so successful and attracted a wide and diverse range of people, NPL North of England have decided to run it again, this time in a completely new location.

Therefore, on 13 December 2017, this event is being organised for the first time in Sunderland, in collaboration with the University of Sunderland and the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP).

The event will attempt to clarify what is actually meant by the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' (4IR), how it can be adopted and the benefits embraced by manufacturers. We will focus on SMEs as it is smaller businesses that often find the challenges of introducing new technologies more challenging, due to time and cost constraints. We will attempt to challenge pre-conceived ideas, to bring clarity and understanding to how you can take the first steps in becoming more digitally-enabled.

Adopting digital technologies does not necessarily mean designing new manufacturing processes from scratch – much can be done to current instrument systems in order to be able to capture useful data. It is the intelligent use of this data that can make a difference to how a business operates.

Register now to find out more, network with like-minded businesses, and stay in touch with new technologies and new ideas. Learn how to use data to create business benefits.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Hodgson, Siemens: Britain's Fourth Industrial Revolution – Vision vs Reality
  • James Devitt, University of Huddersfield: The future of manufacturing for digital age
  • Cliff Brereton, OFC Data: Fourth Industrial Revolution – Tiers 2, 3 and 4 and the easy first steps
  • Roger O'Brien, AMAP, University of Sunderland: Funding update

Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advance Practice
The Industry Centre, University of Sutherland
Sunderland Enterprise Park
1 Colima Avenue
Sunderland SR5 3XB


Free to attend, but registration is essential


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