SRPe Conference - Digital Manufacturing Demystified for SMEs 

23 May 2017

The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) will host a one day intensive conference and workshop aimed at demystifying digital manufacturing and evaluating the implications for SMEs.

Manufacturing companies are continually bombarded with terms such as the fourth industrial revolution, industry 4.0, digital manufacturing, smart manfuacturing, cloud manufacturing and the internet of things.

The conference will break through the hype to describe and demonstrate the technologies, which are driving digital manufacturing.  Affecting all manufacturing sectors, you will see how these technologies will impact and transform your business in the short and medium term.  

Over the course of the day there will be cutting edge presentations, guided demonstrators and industrial and university partner demonstrators.

Find out more, by downloading the event flyer:  SRPe Conference - Digital Manufacturing Demystified for SMEs 


  • Welcome
    Professor Sir Jim McDonald; Principal The University of Strathclyde and Chairman of the SRPe
  • Digitalisation changes everything  
    Alan Norbury; Siemens
  • i4.0, coBots and mobile-robotics
    Jeff Nowill; KUKA
  • Manufacturing intelligence in the digital factory
    Brett Green and Mick Walters; Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Operator guidance
    Andy Minturn; Bosch
  • Virtual and augmented reality & digital twins  
    Andrew Connell; Virtalis
  • Human factors in the digital factory
    Christoph Hanisch; Festo
  • Manufacturing in the clouds
    Ian Fordham; Microsoft
  • Probing, sensing and adapting
    Nick Weston; Renishaw
  • Construction innovation and the 4th industrial revolution  
    Graham Herries; Laing O'Rourke

For a detailed agenda, click here: SRPe event programme

Event Address:

85 Inchinnan Drive
United Kingdom