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EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference

17-18 September 2015, Cambridge UK

Studying at Cambridge


2014 - Strathclyde

The 3rd EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference was hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation and took place at the Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Scotland. The Conference dinner was held at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the west end of the city.

The Conference was a great success, with over 370 delegates in attendance at the event over the course of two days, which featured parallel sessions around the four Manufacturing the Future themes (Innovative Production Processes, Manufacturing Informatics, Frontier Manufacturing, and Sustainable Industrial Systems). There were over 120 posters and 26 exhibitors, including all of the EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing, EPSRC, Mettler Toledo, Alconbury Weston Ltd, and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating/Swansea University to name a few.

The event also provided a platform for early career researchers to showcase their excellent contributions to the manufacturing research community and contribute to debate on how to move forward.

CMAC featured highly in the programme, with Prof Paul Sharratt, ICES and Prof Sir Mike Gregory, University of Cambridge both giving Plenary Presentations. CMAC researchers Dr Anna Jawor-Baczynska, Alasdair Mackenzie, Murray Robertson and Kate Wittering gave presentations on their work. Researchers from across CMAC gave poster presentations and Humera Siddique won the prize for 2nd Best Poster.

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Full Conference Programme

The EPSRC closed sessions have not been included in this version of the programme.

Conference Proceedings Booklet


Conference Presentation Slides

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Anna Jawor-Baczynska, CMAC, University of Strathclyde, Development of continuous crystallisation processes of pharmaceutical compounds to achieve better control over particle attributes

Paul Sharratt, ICES, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - the Quiet Revolution

Karthick Dharmaraj, Loughborough University, Automated threaded fastener assembly in an unstructured environment

Murray Robertson, ICT, CMAC, University of Strathclyde, ICT Solutions for a Multisite Academic Project

Philip Prangnell, University of Manchester, Novel Approaches to Interfacial Reaction Control in Dissimilar Metal Welding

Tabassom Sedighi, Cranfield University, Optimisation of placement of additional sensors to identify critical failures to reduce no fault found

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Eugene Kalt, Loughborough University, An Intelligent Automated Polishing System

Ali Baraka, University of Sheffield, Manufacturing Informatics and Human-in-the-loop: A case of study on Friction Stir Welding

Angel Sanchez, Loughborough University, Study of Humans coping with variability in a complex manual manufacturing process for automation purposes

Hana Yu, University of Bristol, A novel discontinuous fibre alignment method - HiPerDiF (High Performance - Discontinuous Fibre) method

Graham Hillier, CPI, Collaboration with Catapults and Universities


Poster and Presentation Prize Winners

Best Posters from the 4 EPSRC Manufacturing Themes:

Best Poster - Innovative Production Processes, Martha Segura, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

Best Poster - Manufacturing Informatics, Dawei Tang, Centre for Precision Technologies, University of Huddersfield

Best Poster - Frontier Manufacturing, Shouxun Ji, LiME, BCAST, Brunel University

Best Poster - Sustainable Industrial Systems, Andrew Cockburn, University of Cambridge

Best Overall Posters:

1st Place: Martha Segura, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

2nd Place: Humera Siddique, CMAC, University of Strathclyde

3rd Place: Kevin Potter, CIMComp, Bristol University

Best Early Career Presentation: Thomas Bradley, University of Southampton presented in the Manufacturing with Light Session