Wednesday 8th June 2022

Annual Symposium

Live at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon

ICT ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM   8th June 2022 at The National Motor Museum


10:00 - 10:10 Opening remarks – ICT Chairman, Emma Hudson

10:10 – 10:50 - Naim Kapadia, the Technology Manager from the ATFE Group at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC ) will present on the Smart Factory for Electronics Manufacturing using Legacy Equipment.

10:50 – 11:30 Despina Moschou from the University of Bath’s  Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio)                                                             will also present “Lab-on-PCB technology and the COVID-19 outbreak case study”

Lab-on-Chip technology aspires to shrink biomedical laboratories in few cm microchips, in a technological revolution step analogous to the introduction of computer technology in the 20th century. In this presentation Dr Moschou will provide an overview of this technology and its impact on healthcare. She will then focus on manufacturing techniques for integrated Lab-on-Chip biomedical diagnostic chips and in particular the Lab-on-PCB technology that has been the forefront of her work for the past 8 years. The role of this technology in the COVID-19 outbreak will be presented, along with its potential in reshaping the future of testing and data-driven management of emerging pandemics.

COMFORT BREAK – 15 minutes

11:45 – 12:30 Michael Ford, Sr. Director Emerging Industry Strategy will be talking about the importance of interoperability and context throughout digital manufacturing
It has never been easier to get started with Smart Manufacturing, as technologies that enable Industry 4.0 continue to mature.

In this presentation, we look into how standards-based IIoT message exchange has been liberating access to data, eliminating the need for bespoke interface development, data interpretation or translation, middleware, or even specialist knowledge of other hardware or software solutions. The barrier for entry into Smart manufacturing has been breached!

On the shopfloor, the IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) standard provides complete bi-directional exchange of data, covering every aspect of manufacturing visibility, management, control, and traceability, setting each event into context. Above the shopfloor, the IPC Digital Twin standard defines the corresponding structure for the definition and relationships of data types exchanged between solutions, expanding horizons and opportunity, as further context can be gained.

We see the Industry 4.0 Smart factory ecosystem taking shape, being inclusive of multiple, interoperable solutions from machine vendors, MES software solution providers, as well as niche self-developed solutions providing anything from simple dashboards displaying project-based experimental KPIs, to complex “AI” algorithms analyzing patterns in the variation of data. Design, quality, materials, delivery, costs, agility, and flexibility all benefit within a single flexible ecosystem, based on interoperability and shared context of information.

LUNCH – magnificent Buffet

13:15 – 14:00 Tom Eldridge of Chasmtek will talk about ‘transparent electronics for the automotive industry’, which will cover the uses for transparent printed flexible circuits including antennas, heaters, and touch controls.

14:00 - 15:00Keynote Speaker, Happy Holden will speak on the Journey to your Smart Factory. He will present “Automation & the JOURNEY TO YOUR SMART FACTORY” based on ‘24 essential skills for Engineers’ an ebook written by Happy.

It is designed to be the introduction for a series of 8 on-line lecture hours on Engineering Training over 8 weeks in September/October. Access to a further 3 e-books will given at the start and we hope you will be able to support this venture, which will be free to our Corporate members.

REGISTRATION - £105.00, including admission to the Museum

We also have a number of tabletops available

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