5 reasons to attend Advanced Manufacturing week

5 reasons to attend Advanced Manufacturing week



5 reasons to attend Advanced Manufacturing week
Our Engineering Futures series of events kicks off next Monday (19 July) (Credit: Shutterstock)


Manufacturing is changing – make sure you don’t get left behind.

Our Engineering Futures series of events kicks off next Monday (19 July), with a week of bite-size briefings dedicated to Advanced Manufacturing. Get the latest expert knowledge on topics including 3D and 4D printing, generative design, onshoring and low-volume manufacturing, advanced materials and the circular economy.

Register for free now to create your own personalised schedule and prepare for the week of webinars. Here are five reasons to attend:

1.    Learn new ways to tackle supply chain challenges

The Covid-19 pandemic, new post-Brexit trade rules and the Suez Canal blockage all posed challenges to regional and global supply chains in the last year-and-a-half. The issues delayed deliveries, creating bottlenecks and part shortages, and showing how fragile our international links can be.

Thankfully, new ways of working can help overcome those challenges. Learn how 3D printing can slash lead time and enable agile manufacturing by attending the Monday session led by Yann Rageul, Stratasys head of manufacturing in the EMEA and APAC region.

2.    Speak to the experts

Got a question about robotic systems integration? Need some tips on onshoring? Not sure where to start with generative design?

Our webinars will feature live Q&A sessions, giving you the chance to have your most challenging questions answered by industry experts.

3.    Futureproof your business

Engineering Futures is all about futureproofing your business. Our Advanced Manufacturing sessions will share the latest knowledge on the sector’s most important processes and technology. Learn how to make the most of the available opportunities, then share that knowledge with your company to get ahead of the pack.

4.    Find your place in the future of manufacturing

Manufacturing was always set to change massively in the next few years – and then the pandemic happened, upending established ways of working for countless companies around the globe.

With ongoing potential for such huge events and trends to change the future of the sector, and new technologies adding yet more uncertainty to the mix, it can be hard to know how you will fit into the future of manufacturing.

Attend Monday’s opening address by Peter Flinn, the 136th president of the IMechE, to hear how the industry will look in the years to come, how you might fit into it – and what to expect throughout the week.

5.    Learn how to innovate without compromising on cost

What are the key principles that design teams can adopt to make cost and supply-conscious decisions without compromising productivity, creativity or innovation? Find out at the Wednesday session led by Dave McDermaid, director of business consulting at aPriori.

“There are so many unknowns out there,” says McDermaid. “There’s a lot of innovation, new technologies, new manufacturing processes, meeting the demands of the world around sustainability and consumer demand.

“On top of that, the world is changing all the time. The last two years have seen pandemics, US elections, Brexit, trade wars, and companies trying to bring products to market are working with that unknown, that uncertainty. They’re using the digital twin to understand cost and manufacturability, to make the decisions and handle the changes in the world. We’re going to explore how they do that, and what the impact can be for those organisations.”


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Content published by Professional Engineering does not necessarily represent the views of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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