Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London
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Professor Sam Turner, Chief Technical Officer at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, will explore the future factory by discussing the role of technology, humans and the manufacturing supply chains of the future. The talk will build on the trends observed across the High Value Manufacturing Catapult network in materials, design, manufacturing technologies and business models. The lecture will also explore the role for manufacturing in our future society.
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17:30 - Lecture Programme
17:30 - Registration and refreshments
18:00 - Lecture begins
19:00 - Q&A session
19:30 - Lecture ends
Professor Sam Turner: Chief Technical Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Professor Sam Turner is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. He joined the HVM Catapult team from his role as CTO of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, where he worked on a range of projects and capabilities including the flagship digital facility Factory 2050, machining, casting and composites technology. As a founding member of the AMRC, Sam developed the AMRC’s Machining Group to its current level of 85 staff and £5M turnover, with successes in delivering impact to UK industry, before moving into the CTO role. In addition to his industrial work, Sam has secured Innovate UK, EPSRC and EU funding for over £20M for manufacturing R&D in machining and automation. He has written over 40 publications, including 16 journal papers in the area of machining. Sam is active in machining, automation and digital manufacturing and chairs the Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Leadership Group.
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