The free technical seminar programme at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016 has been announced. Running over all three days of the show, the programme is an immensely popular feature of the UK's biggest annual manufacturing technology event.
Two programmes run concurrently in two seminar rooms over the 3-day event, focusing on general Engineering topics and Electronics respectively. A total of 28, 1-hour sessions will address a huge variety of topics from CE Marking to advances in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Like the show itself, the free technical seminar programme will appeal to anyone involved in engineering, electronics and industry.
Highlights of the programme include the return of Stefan Knox of Bang Creations, with his hugely popular look at Good Design and How To Generate Good Ideas. Nick Statham of Fasturns UK looks at the potential cost savings of the Automation of Flexible Manufacturing. Energy is one of the biggest overheads of manufacturing. In Measure Your Energy, Ben Murphy discusses energy saving strategies illustrated with case studies. 3D printing comes under the spotlight when Sav Jeyendran of Canon UK looks at the possibilities of this rapidly emerging technology. Robin Zhang looks at meeting the legislative requirements for exporting globally, while further advanced manufacturing techniques and materials are examined in An Introduction to 3D Print and Future Applications of Advanced Materials.
Ailsa Kaye returns with her popular look at the latest thinking in Best Practice for World Class Manufacturing. The topics of Lean and 6 Sigma are examined in sessions with Tim Scurlock and Barry Byrne. Nick Wainwright of York EMC reviews the latest EU Directives and their implications, and returns for a second session looking at how to make sure your products remain compliant. In Customer Bonding Strategies in the Supply Chain, Jonas Haterm of Mobius UK looks at the latest thinking for effective CRM for manufacturers. A second session deals with Supply Chain Analytics, Sales & Operations Planning. Eco-design and the ErP Directive are examined by Alistair McLaughlin of TUV SUD Product service, while Alastair Morris from Pryor Marking Technology - who are also exhibiting at the show - will look at Error Proofing and Traceability. Further sessions cover CE Marking, Patents & Trademarks and more.
A full list of sessions can be found at www.industrysouth.co.uk. Entry to the seminars is free, but pre-booking is strongly advised as popular sessions fill up quickly. Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016 runs from the 9th to 11th of February, at FIVE, Farnborough. Admission is free and there is ample free on-site car parking. More information and registration is available on the show website www.industrysouth.co.uk.