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  • Wed

    Industry 4.0 Summit


    The Summit is held over 2 days.

    Day One includes keynote addresses from Government and industry leaders plus the implementation of robotics applications, personalised supply chains and technology-driven disruption.

    Day Two covers the implementation of industry 4.0 projects  including three great examples of deployment by manufacturing SMEs. The Summit closes with a wide ranging debate on the broader impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing and the wider economy.  Topics ranging from Brexit to the Northern Powerhouse, skills shortages to cyber-security, blue skies technology and beyond, will be covered.

  • Wed

    Digital Innovation Breakfast

    Barrhead, Glasgow

    Hear from key note speakers on how innnovation is changing in the ways of working across business sectors.  Take your business to the next level and hear how innovation can make a true difference in your business. 

    The AFRC's digital team member, Stephen Marshall, will be speaking at the event.

  • Wed



    If you are looking to install or update an ERP, BI, CRM, FSM or SCM system, then attending The Manufacturer Connect will ensure your business can assess and purchase the correct IT system in a cost effective and time efficient way.   Now in its ninth year – The Manufacturer Connect has helped hundreds of manufacturers find the right IT system suitable for their next stage of growth. This event is free to attend for all project leaders,   

    Dr Michael Ward, Research Director at the AFRC, will be speaking at the event.

  • Mon

    MRE 2018


    The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK and supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Dstl, is a unique two day exhibition and conference to showcase the richness of the UK materials innovation, providing an excellent platform to help develop commercial success of UK-generated materials research and innovation. 

    The AFRC will be exhibiting at stand number 86.

  • Tue

    Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS, PROFINETand IO-Link Seminar

    AFRC, Inchinnan

    The AFRC is delighted to host this free-to-attend seminar which addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

    To register your interest in this event, please visit Eventbrite.

  • Wed

    EMPRESS Workshop 2018

    National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex

    Following from the previous popular seminar held at the AFRC in 2017, expressions of interest are invited to present at the second EMPRESS workshop.

    Invited speakers will present reviews of the latest developments and state of the art.  There will be an opportunity to contribute with oral presentations on process control challenges as well as technical solutions as well as networking opportunities.

    For further information, download the EMPRESS workshop flyer 2018

  • Thu

    Made in Scotland Awards

    Glasgow Science Centre

    Back for it's third year, the Made in Scotland Awards champions all aspects of transformational discoveries and developments made in Scotland.

    From innovation in business services to innovative companies that have found success both domestically and internationally.

    Past winners have ranged from companies making products that work in harsh environments, through innovative domestic gadgets designed in Scotland to a leading craft brewer.

    Entries have hailed businesses in manufacturing, recycling, life sciences and the burgeoning Scottish food and drink sector.

    For more information on the AFRC's sponsorship and involvement in this event, click here.

  • Wed

    Advanced Engineering 2018

    Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium

    Advanced Engineering is a new trade show concept based on the creation and production of innovative products.

    You will find everything to ensure you can develop future-proof products from the start of the design, engineering process and prototyping up to the choice of materials and components.

    This makes it an ideal platform par excellence for companies that contribute towards the production of innovative products, technologies and electronics.