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Design and Production Sector Newsletters

Bringing you all the latest on IET Design & Production Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on IET.tv and opportunities for you to get involved!

 

In light of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the autumn newsletter highlighted the importance of technology, both in enhancing the performance of competitors and inspiring the crowds. An update on 'IoT India Congress', the 'International Robotics Showcase' and the 'Automation and Factories of the Future' events were also included, along with a short survey on manufacturing - take a look and express your views!

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For the summer edition of the newsletter, we begun to unlock the potential of applied visualisation and how the IET will aim to utilise this technology to advance the state of engineers. Also explored were assistive robotics and if it is possible to do something useful for consumers, the importance of inclusive design, and the announcement of a £15 million boost for UK manufacturers from Innovate UK.

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In this issue we aim to put horizontal innovation front and centre of the engineering agenda. You’ll find all you need to know about what it is, who’s using it and how it can benefit you.
You’ll find examples of how horizontal innovation is being used successfully to improve efficiency, solve engineering problems and boost profitability. We’re also very proud to share coverage of the Sectors Strategic Partnership Event, which brought together more than 180 delegates under one roof to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing in their respective sectors. There’s also expert insight from leading engineering figures such as Chief Technical Officer at Red Bull Racing, Adrian Newey and Bridgelight founder and CEO James McGilvray.

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This issue is features coverage of various IET projects that are advancing the state of engineering worldwide, including our Connecting Data Report, newly published insight on Sustainable Manufacturing and the IET & IAgrE Agricultural Challenge Competition, aimed at solving the issues of today by engaging the engineers of tomorrow.

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Highlights of this edition include a report on how technological innovation could revolutionise life for an ageing population, details of the newly released Star Wars BB8 droid for your home, plus a fascinating talk on the ethics of robotics by leading thinker Noel Sharkey.

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In this edition, developments in engineering design, manufacturing and supply chain management were showcased at the Advanced Manufacturing and the Engineering & Design Innovation shows. Not to be missed is the new “Made Here Now” website, a great demonstration of modern day UK manufacturing and engineering achievements.

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An agricultural engineering focused edition; this Spring newsletter covers articles on off-farm farming, the vital role which information plays in the food supply chain, vertical farming and the manufacturing of aerospace technologies.

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This edition covers robotics, technology developments in the motorsport industry and a new report highlighting six fast-growth engineering and technology industries; additive manufacturing, food engineering and robotics which are considered to have potential for the UK to lead in those fields.

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Additive manufacturing, 3D printing and sustainable manufacturing are just a few of the highlights from this latest edition; download the newsletter to keep updated with the design and production sector.

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This edition covers stories on manufacturing, skills gap in the industry, engineering innovations such as the award winning 3D printer, Robox® and Cranfield University’s research into gaming technology techniques which is promising to help up skill the manufacturing workforce.

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George Osborne announces funding for UK aerospace, autonomous vehicles and the APMG report all make appearances in this edition of the newsletter.

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Sustainable manufacturing and design, skills challenge, UK engineering at Design Show are just a few of the things you will find in the latest issue of the newsletter.

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Food security, free white papers and 3D printing are just some of the things you will find in the latest edition of the Design and Production Sector Newsletter.

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The great recovery, £440m boost for Technology Strategy Board funding and a free White Paper are just three of the topics covered in this edition of the newsletter.

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£8m for manufacturing automation, technology centre success factors and global food security are just three of the topics which kicked-started our quarterly newsletter series in March 2013.

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