This perfectly timed conference will inform and inspire engineers through a series of keynote addresses, expert speakers and round-table discussions. Themes will include:
9.00: Chairperson’s welcome
9.05am: Keynote Address: Why manufacturing matters, and why government must boost its prospects:
9.25: Sheffield's Factory of the Future:
9.55: The future of manufacturing supply chains, the Cambridge view:
10.25: 'Manufacturing reinvention': unconstrained thinking for mass customisation and future production
11.25: How are you going to make the future?
11.55: Panel session on 3D printing: the impact of additive layer manufacturing, now and in the future, to include debate and audience Q&A, chaired by PE journalist:
12.35: Advanced materials: Strengthening the UK's future. Recent developments in advanced materials and how commercial barriers must be overcome.
14.05: Graphene: the commercial view. Why Haydale is attracting investment in graphene on AIM:
14.35: Metal processing innovation at the University of Leicester. Why the government is backing metals processing technology:
15.05: The latest research on automation and robotics, and how cloud computing and the Internet of Things will change the way factories of the future operate:
16.05: Using social media and remote technology to manage infrastructure:
16.35: Closing address: How aircraft will be made in factories of the future:
17.05: Closing remarks
17.10: Networking drinks reception