Educational Content 2024

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10:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE
    Product design plays a crucial role in fostering circularity in manufacturing. Material selection and understanding are key for effective recycling. Thoughtful design choices can lead to more sustainable products, less waste, and better business results. 
10:30
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    Dr Ben Farmer, Deputy Director, Made Smarter Innovation Challenge will give an update on how much the Challenge has achieved and look forward to the opportunities for UK manufacturing.

11:30
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    Manufacturing plants that are using manual data collection or systems that are largely unused by the majority of the workforce end up operating in the dark.

    Frontline collaboration platforms provide visibility and give your operators the correct tools to become connected workers.

    The Connected Worker turns the lights on. It's amazing what can be achieved when you empower the frontline teams.

    Redzone is the #1 connected workforce solution in manufacturing showing an average of 29% productivity improvement across all of the sites that have deployed Redzone.

12:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    THK has developed its OMNIedge system to help make maintenance more efficient, reduce inventory management costs, improve machine operating rates, and support effortless production planning by visualizing the status of components. OMNIedge is suitable for linear guide systems and ball screws along with rotary equipment. 

13:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    Join AM engineering guru James Short as he delves into reshoring production to solve supply chain issues within the industrial machinery sector. Learn how by leveraging cutting-edge technologies and strategic reshoring, businesses can position themselves to thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape.

13:30
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE
    In the context of the global market, characterized by its ever-changing dynamics driven by shifts in consumer preferences, the imperative for timely adaptations within the manufacturing sector to accommodate these fluctuating demands becomes evident. 
15:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    Background Thrust 2 /Thrust SSC Bloodhound SSC education innovation and STEM success

    Progress report on Thrust WSH Importance of education survey

10:30
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    Every year, the UK’s manufacturing sector successfully navigates a range of challenges to maintain a place in the global top-ten. As a nation, we have a long history of making products which are sold in markets around the world. But it is something that has never been taken for granted, and the need to adapt is the reason for survival.

11:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE
    In today’s digital landscape, human decision-making remains heavily influenced by the information presented on screens. Individuals rely on their judgment to interpret and act upon this data. However, there’s a growing recognition that data-driven decisions can lead to more accurate and impactful outcomes.
12:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE
    CAD data is now very familiar across all industries but how much value is locked up in that data and should the access just be restricted to the Engineering team.  We will explore the ways that CAD data can be used to bridge the Engineering - Production gap. 
12:30
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

    The global supply chain landscape is complex, but success can often be found closer than you think. In today's dynamic environment, fostering strong local communities is emerging as a key advantage for organisations across industries.

13:30
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE
14:00
  1. Design & Innovation Theatre
    20 mins
    • DESIGN & INNOVATON THEATRE

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