5G is transforming the Manufacturing sector. Massive Industrial IoT, Digital Twins, predictive maintenance, AR and VR are having profound impacts on productivity, efficiency, quality and sustainability. This is timely with the sector facing significant challenges in the aftermath of COVID-19, amid shifting markets and a looming skills gap.

Outstanding work has been done in the DCMS supported 5G Testbeds and Trials Manufacturing projects which is now being mainstreamed across the industry.

Other events in this series look at where 5G can make a difference, this one answers the key question ‘how and where can I get 5G to improve my operations?’. This event, from UK5G and the Digital Catapult, will be of interest to anyone exploring how to introduce 5G into their operations.

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In 2020, the manufacturing industry accounted for £191 billion of output and 2.7 million jobs, with average wages 13% higher than the rest of the economy.

Amid Covid-19, the manufacturing sector has been forced to find new and innovative ways to operate safely and efficiently—yet the challenges facing the sector before the pandemic still remain.

5G will transform the sector: facilitating more efficient and effective ways of working. Globally, the sector is experiencing ever shorter product life cycles; against a backdrop of rapid shifts in trends and increasing demand for personalisation, consumers expect agility. Manufacturing equipment is also becoming progressively more complex and so making changes to production lines at short notice can be tricky, even more so when relying on wired connectivity. And in a time of shrinking margins, maximising uptime is more important than ever to retain profitability.

5G provides the means to tackle these manufacturing challenges – and more.

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