Event: 17 October 2017 – Digital Manufacturing

Industry 4.0Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Time: 17:30 – 20:30
Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD

The fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – seems to be a hot topic at the moment. But what does it mean?

The next Manufacturing Measurement Network will clarify what is meant by these concepts and how they can be adopted by manufacturers. Focusing primarily on SMEs, as it is smaller businesses who often find the aspects of introducing new technologies more challenging due to time and cost constraints, the Digital Marketing event will attempt to challenge preconceived ideas and bring clarity and understanding on how you can take the first steps in becoming more digitally enabled.

There are many reasons why manufacturers should consider adopting new digital technologies as soon as possible including:

  • Reduce the cost of unplanned maintenance shut downs to boost productivity
  • Potential pressure from higher tiers in the supply chain to share data, possibly even live views of suppliers’ manufacturing processes
  • Opportunities for adoption of digital technologies to better understand, manage and control manufacturing processes, thereby reducing the cost of quality or energy use
  • Helping to create more flexible manufacturing systems which are more agile and able to react quickly to customers emerging needs

Adopting digital technologies does not necessarily mean designing new manufacturing processes from scratch; much can be done to instrument current 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 for the Digital Manufacturing event to find out more, to network with like-minded businesses and to stay in touch with new technologies and new ideas. Learn how to use data to create business benefits.

Registration website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-manufacturing-tickets-36952036536