Introduction from a government minister
Why manufacturing matters.
The importance of UK manufacturing from a political perspective, focusing on how new technologies will be a major contributor to growth strategies.
Visions of the future
Sheffield has has already made one factory of the future - and another for 2050 is on the way.
Academics discuss the research view of manufacturing's future.
Subtractive machine tools: here to stay?With all the hype over 3D printing it is easy to forget about traditional 'top down' manufacturing techniques - but subtractive techniques are here to stay, say the experts.
To include presentation from the Manufacturing Technologies Association.
3D Printing - A transformational technology?
Experts from engineering firm Renishaw, Cranfield University and defence giant Lockheed Martin debate the impact ALM will have on manufacturing industry - and invite the audience to share its views.
Material issues in the factory of the future
What materials will be used in our manufacturing facilities in two decades' time?
Why have some British innovations such as graphene yet to be exploited by industry?
And why is the government pouring money into research into metals processing?
The internet: its pros - and its cons
The internet, big data, internet of things and cloud computing have the potential to radically change manufacturing processes.
... But increasing connections to the web also poses dangers and open up the possibility of cybercrime hitting engineering firms.