Manufacturing and Materials Week 2022 took place Monday 28 November - Thursday 1 December.

We believe the role of manufacturers has never been more important in making the sustainable changes we need to see in how we live day to day, how we travel and how we consume and power our activity.

Those manufacturers are facing some incredibly difficult challenges: finding people with the right skills, managing costs at base during recent times of high inflation, securing the supplies needed at a time when borders and what can move across them are in question, and planning for potential changes in regulations which might impact the process and products.

Against this backdrop, resource and energy efficiency becomes hugely important. Manufacturers who can manage their energy consumption and resource consumption well will not only cope better with increased costs but are likely to have more resilient businesses.

Manufacturing and Materials Week gives manufacturers an opportunity to reflect on what resource and energy efficiency might mean for them. How can we reduce consumption of raw and other materials? What can we learn from companies that have done this well? What are the opportunities that thinking about resource and energy efficiency might open up to us?

Event programme 

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28 November – Careers and Employability workshop (for Cranfield University students only)

29 November 13:00-18:00 – National Manufacturing Debate, Manufacturing Alumni Awards and Lecture 

  

Distinguished Manufacturing and Materials Alumni Award winner 

Dr Peter Thompson FREng (PhD School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science 1992) CEO, NPL UK’s National Metrology Institute.

Excellence in Achievement Award for Recent Manufacturing and Materials Graduates winner

Sarah Black-Smith (MSc Operations Excellence 2016) General Manager Motion Control, Siemens Digital Industries.

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Lecture led by Dr Peter Thompson FREng (PhD School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science 1992) CEO, NPL UK’s National Metrology Institute.

29 November 18:30-21:00 – Alumni dinner

30 November 10:00-14:30 – Manufacturing 2075 (registration from 09:00)

1 December 9:30-14:00  Outreach activity

Confirmed speakers

Rosa Wilkinson, Chair of the National Manufacturing Debate

Steve Haskew, Director of Sustainability and Client Engagement, Circular Computing - Click to download: Steve Haskew's Keynote Presentation

Sarah Black-Smith (MSc Operations Excellence 2016) General Manager Motion Control, Siemens Digital Industries

Ben Peace, Sustainability Director, Value Chain - Click to download: Ben Peace's Keynote Presentation

Andrea Wilson, Director of Hone-All Precision - Click to download: Andrea Wilson's Keynote Presentation

Neil Glover, Head of Materials Research and Materials Technology Fellow, Rolls-Royce

Robert Best, Hydrogen Innovation Engineer, National Grid

Eva Peláez-Álvarez, Research Fellow, Cranfield University

Rebecca Zeitlin, Marketing Director, Levidian

Watch some of the presentations from 2021