Designing products & reconfigurable facilities for variable rate production

Host: University of Nottingham

Location: Online

Cost: Free


Wednesday, 25th May 2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm

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The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IfAM), part of the University of Nottingham is delighted to launch a new weekly series of 30 minute online Manufacturing Technical Masterclass webinars.

IfAM encompasses a multidisciplinary team of established academics in their respective fields in the UK and at our campuses in Malaysia and China. This provides the foundation needed for research and world-leading facilities to encourage the development of new technologies and systems for production of high-value products within the manufacturing sector. IfAM is dedicated to supporting UK manufacturing to revitalise the British economy through innovation and collaboration.

These Masterclasses are free to attend and are delivered by our world leading manufacturing experts, providing insight and knowledge into the latest sector innovation. The sessions are designed for technical design, mechanical, or manufacturing engineers and managers within UK manufacturing and engineering businesses.

In our fifth Masterclass, we will be detailing the latest scientific advancements from IfAM in the design of products, assembly systems and reconfigurable manufacturing facilities for variable rate production. This session will use the aerospace sector as an example, but the findings can be implemented across other manufacturing and engineering sectors.

In the new era of Industry 4.0, design for manufacturing and assembly techniques in the application of new technology require a new way of thinking. Applying new technology can require a large change in design philosophy for a specific product, i.e. 'bodging' a product to employ new technology may not be best practice.

The webinar will also discuss the build philosophy development and optimisation, design for flexible and automated manufacturing, and specifying and scaling assembly facilities for elastic / reconfigurable manufacturing systems.

This event is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund and is delivered as part of the Aerospace UP project.

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