Chatty Factories Showcase Event, 9th of Jan, Nottingham
Showcase of the work emerging from the Chatty Factories research project and opportunity to inform the shape of our final products.
The Chatty Factories¬†Project vision is for manufacturing systems that take the traditionally discrete manufacturing and design activities and collapse them into one seamless process that is capable of real-time continuous product refinement at any industrial scale.
The project examines the transformative potential of placing data driven systems at the core of manufacturing processes, with the aim of increasing organisation’s competitive advantage by increasing opportunities to innovate and reducing time to market.
The research explores the opportunity to collect data from sensors embedded in products in real-time use, explore how that data might be immediately transferred into usable information to optimise innovative design and implement change on the factory floor.
The project will also consider any implications arising for skills development in the education sector as well as ethics in manufacturing. The project is funded project is a three-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through its programme for New Industrial Systems.
This event is particularly targeted at professionals from the manufacturing sector interested in the potential for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to inform manufacturing systems and design processes.
The project team are keen to try and attract SMEs to the event as they are seeking business partners¬†who would be interested in experimenting alongside us during 2020 to help develop proof of concept case studies to support the development of the tools and concept.