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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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NAAME prepares for first annual Productivity Conference

New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering’s (NAAME) first annual Productivity Conference, titled The Productivity Journey, will take place on 17th September 2018 at the University of East Anglia’s Enterprise Centre in Norwich.

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Exploit benefits of immersive tech or risk falling behind, says HVMC

Immersive technologies – predicted to be a $160 billion market in the next three years -– are fast becoming essential tools for advanced manufacturing, according to a new report launched by the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show.

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Industrial Strategy discussed at National Manufacturing Debate

'Will the published Industrial Strategy help rebuild manufacturing?' was the main theme of the 9th National Manufacturing Debate on 23 May 2018.

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North East Maintenance Forum’s regional focus gains nationwide traction

The IET went along to the latest North East Maintenance Forum (NEMF) in Middlesbrough to see how it has been delivering on its pledge to help ‘maintain good business in the region and beyond.’

IET action plan sets out ‘next steps’ for Sustainable Manufacturing in the UK

Delivering the ambition for a Post-Brexit UK to create significant social, economic and environmental impact, this report sets out the how, who, what, when, where and why for action on sustainable manufacturing over a five-year period.

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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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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