It is sometimes hard to know what the future will look like, but one thing is for sure – it will be built by engineers and manufacturers.
Engineering Futures returned with the Advanced Manufacturing webinar series last week, helping attendees get to grips with cutting edge trends and technologies, and ensuring that they can optimize factory processes while the industry tackles global challenges.
As the UK sweltered in its hottest ever heatwave, sustainability and climate change were a dominant theme across many of the sessions, which covered topics including digital transformation, additive manufacturing, immersive technology and training.
All the expert-led sessions are now available on-demand – just register for free here to view them at your leisure and share with colleagues.
Click the links below to read some of the key messages from four of the informative webinars, covering everything from digital transformation to nuclear fusion.
Engineering is set for major change
What does the future hold for the industry? “It’s engineering Jim, but not as we know it,” said Phil Peel, 137th president of the IMechE.
Digital transformation has a key role to play in sustainability
Organisations can boost sustainability throughout all stages of a product lifecycle using digital technology, said Paul Haimes from PTC.
More training is needed for companies to optimize additive manufacturing
Trial and error is a valuable basis for additive manufacturing projects, said Claudia Galdini from HP.
Engineers need to make the case for sustainability
Too many politicians think the cost of sustainability is a hindrance rather than an opportunity, said Tom Festa from Recharged Heritage – the engineering community has an important part to play in helping make the right decisions.
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