Robotics & advanced automation
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is considered to be a critical priority of Digital Transformation. But organisations must also focus on a long-term intelligent automation strategy.
BARA, Mike Wilson MTC CAO, Steve Brambley, Chief Executive, GAMBICA
Maintenance 4.0 is a machine-assisted digital form of all the things we have being doing for the past 40 years to ensure our assets deliver value for our organisations. Maintenance 4.0 includes a holistic view of sources of data, ways to connect it, ways to collect it, and ways to analyse it.
Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Lead - Digitalisation at Siemens, and President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), BFPA
1pm – 2pm:
Skills and Training
- Bridging the skills gap with automated engineering
- Investing in digital skills of the future
- Inspiring a new generation
Wg Cdr Barnes (RAF), Susan Scurlock (Primary Engineers), Cranfield University
6th AprilMorning session:
- Secure data handling in the cloud
- Real time control, safety and security are driving technological innovation in the factory of tomorrow
- Tackling the robot hack threat
Adapting to a Smart Future
- AI and robotics: enabling cost-effective production
- Taking the step-by-step approach to Digital Twins
- How similar can humans and robots be?
Andrew Tyrer and Mark Emerton UKRI, Made Smarter, Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Lead - Digitalisation at Siemens, and President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), Steve Brambley, Chief Executive, GAMBICA
Plant safety and security
Do safety and security in industrial plants need rethinking? The future of process is digital, which creates many opportunities for plant operators to enhance efficiency, increase flexibility and make their plants future-proof. However, there is a downside: threats to plant security arising from rapidly growing and increasingly sophisticated cyber criminality.
BFPA, Vanda Jones, executive director of The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)
The future of additive manufacturing
- Is Additive manufacturing a serious competitor to mass manufacturing methods?
- Additive Manufacturing is enabling manufacturers to overcome many limitations of traditional manufacturing processes
- Revisiting pre-conceptions of Additive Manufacturing
Dr Alberto Bordin, ASTM International, Additive Manufacturing Technical Lead, Prof Chris Tuck - Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange (Also Director of Added Scientific Ltd), University of Nottingham
Industrial networks, IIOT and communications
Connectivity is a one-word summary for Industry 4.0 revolution. From fieldbus to industrial Ethernet, from proprietary technologies to open standards, the evolution of network technologies has improved productivity and increased the interoperability of communication.