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Eight Phase Two sponsors speaking at Advanced Manufacturing Show

Made Here Now is delighted there is such as impressive line-up of speakers for the Advanced Manufacturing Show being held from June 6-8 at Birmingham’s NEC, including many of our Phase Two sponsors.

Eight of the UK-wide initiative’s sponsors - BAE Systems, Birmingham City University, Coventry University, EEF, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Innovate UK, Renishaw and The University of Nottingham – will be talking about the future of manufacturing, a subject very dear to our aims.

Peter Marsh, founder of Made Here Now, says: “The fact we have been working with such major players in manufacturing shows how well our initiative has been received.

“We are pleased to have been supported by so many influential organisations across different disciplines ranging from automotive engineering through to additive manufacturing as well as leading research and funding bodies.

“As Made Here Now moves into its next phase, we are always seeking more support. If you are interested in becoming involved you can find further details about the project and how to contact us here,” he added.

The sponsors giving talks at the Advanced Manufacturing Show are:

Andy Wright, Director Strategic Technology at BAE Systems Programmes and Support on Disruptive Technologies and the terms of future manufacturing.

Birmingham City University pairing Alan Pendry, Associate Professor of Advanced Systems Engineering, and Dr Junfeng Yang, Lecturer in Automotive Engineering, speak on Tapping into new Potential for Lightweight Components via Steam Innovation. This talk will discuss how new, financially viable applications for magnesium will make it attractive to luxury car makers and the aerospace industry.

Dr Carl Perrin, Director of Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering at Coventry University, takes the topic of Production-ready graduates and commercialising new technology in the UK.

George Nikolaidis, Senior Economist at EEF, is speaking on how UK manufacturing is performing in 2017 and the key issues, strengths, concerns and underlying factors as well as challenges and opportunities going forward while Chris Richards (Head of Policy, Business Development) gives a talk on Britain and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer at High Value Manufacturing Catapult, looks at The Changing Face of Manufacturing, focusing on the fourth and the third industrial revolutions.

Malcolm Harold, Knowledge Transfer Manager (Manufacturing) of Innovate UK will be advising SMEs how they can engage with The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Metal Additive Manufacturing for Series Production and the drivers placed to deliver predictable, consistent parts is the subject for Marc Saunders, Director of Renishaw’s Global Solutions Centres.

Professor Richard Hague, Director EPSRC Centre for Additive Manufacturing at The University of Nottingham, is speaking on The Next Step – Multifunction Additive Manufacturing. 

Sessions are free to attend and are on a first come first served basis so why not book now here.