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With the changing landscape in manufacturing and a focus on the journey towards Industry 4.0, this hub showcases key topics such as Virtual Reality and Advanced Manufacturing through to the Implementation of Automation. Exploring the key technologies to hit Manufacturing in the next ten years, there will be a drive towards innovation and the resurgence of Industry within the UK.

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Call for Case Studies - UK SMEs!!

The HVM Catapult and IET are interested in hearing from companies of any size and from any sector who have installed automation or are thinking of doing so. We want to hear from you if you have had positive or negative experiences, why you looked at automation and what benefits you’ve received from implementing automation.

Brand new £5 million Advanced Engineering & Construction Centre at Bedford College

On 9 February 2017, in Hangar 1 at Cardington Airfield, Bedford College will unveil plans for its new £5 million Advanced Engineering & Construction Centre.

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£15 million innovation boost for UK manufacturers

The UK’s innovative manufacturing and materials SME businesses received a boost when a new £15 million competition opened from Innovate UK to encourage the latest revolutionary ways of making things and grow the UK’s manufacturing sector.

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Sustainable Manufacturing

The Design & Production Sector will seek to highlight cross sector best practice and key innovations for the reduction in resource usage and waste throughout the whole supply chain; fundamentally ensuring that what we do in the short term does not undermine the possibilities in the long term.




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Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on the role of UKTI and exports

The Manufacturing Policy Panel invite comments from members to set queries about this consultation.

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A Guide: Unlocking the potential of business and manufacturing

The IET Manufacturing Policy Panel highlight key factors that make UK manufacturing successful.


Factories of the future TechBite

Key insights taken from speakers at the IET Control and Automation Network’s Factories of the Future seminar

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Electrical Maintenance

Manage your electrical equipment effectively with this guide from the electrical experts at the IET.

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