The Smart Factory Expo: Exploring the latest technologies in manufacturing
Alastair McDougall, Project Director for Life Sciences & Manufacturing at BakerHicks, recently attended the Digital Manufacturing Week Smart Factory Expo, held at Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre.
The exhibition, which is Europe’s biggest digital manufacturing show, showcased the latest technology for manufacturing automation, innovation and the digital revolution that is currently sweeping the manufacturing sector. The event was featured on the ITV News.
Alastair discussed opportunities for step-changes in operating efficiency within the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors with several companies related to robotics, Industry 4.0 and digital twinning. He also attended speaker sessions with companies including CNC Robotics and HP’s 3D-Printing division.
The application of new and emerging technologies plays a central role in our approach at BakerHicks. We always look to challenge our clients in the early stages of a project to find new and better ways of doing things to help improve operating efficiency, safety and quality for our clients. For example we are currently using Virtual and Augmented Reality technology on a number of projects with huge benefits, specifically in terms of onsite quality control.