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47th Intelligent Sensing Program – Sensing in Manufacturing

Event details
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
9:30 am – 17:00 pm
Innovation development in manufacturing sensing technologies in the UK.

Introduction: The manufacturing industry always plays a major role in social and economical developments in the UK. As a leading force in industrialisation, the UK has always been a major source of innovations in manufacturing technologies. In recent years, following rapid progress in sensing technologies, connectivity, and big data, digitisation of industrial processes is increasingly bringing the manufacturing industry towards a new age of intelligent manufacturing, turning manufacturing plants into smart factories.

In a manufacturing process, sensing technologies are key to ensure the quality of the product and the efficiency of the manufacturing processes. Following the movement of manufacturing towards digital and intelligent manufacturing, sensing technology becomes increasingly important in enabling process data and quality data to be generated in time, and ensuring the manufacturing process is intelligent, integrated, efficient and effective.

The emergence of the new manufacturing technologies such as Additive Manufacturing, and progressing of manufacturing towards Industry4 in recent years, are also raising new challenges and needs for novel sensing solutions to provide appropriate process monitoring and product QA&QC requirements.

In this one-day event, we aim to bring together manufacturers, sensing technology providers, new technology developers, and other relevant stakeholders including innovation funders, to network, share knowledge, stimulate new ideas, develop collaborations and partnerships, and promote innovation development in manufacturing sensing technologies in the UK. A number of key expert speakers have been invited to give talks covering the areas of: market challenges and needs; state of the art commercial sensing technologies; novel emerging sensor technologies; and relevant innovation funding opportunities.

Exhibition: There is a limited number of exhibition spaces for interested companies to showcase their imaging technologies/expertise and capabilities at the event.