Manufacturing Technology

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Entries to the Manufacturing Technology category are welcomed from manufacturing companies of any size, whether independently owned or as part of a larger organisation.

Entries can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications, and are welcomed from, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Innovative use of emerging technologies
    • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
    • Printed electronics
    • Ubiquitous sensors
  • Innovative use of automation in:
    • Quality/consistency
    • Cost reduction
    • Energy efficiency
    • Reduction in pollutants
    • Flexible / Agile production
    • Market response / Customisation
    • End of life re-use
  • Innovative use of metrology and non-destructive testing
  • Innovative use of adaptive tooling and fixturing
  • Innovative applications of conventional CNC machining centres 
  • Innovative use of materials
  • Innovative integration of design and manufacturing objectives
  • Innovation within the supply chain:
    • Development of clusters
    • Shared innovation programmes with suppliers
  • IP Protection


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