Day 2 of the Smart Factory Expo gets going

The second day of The Manufacturer’s Smart Factory Expo has begun, bringing the events to a final conclusion.

The sun rises over the Liverpool Exhibition Centre as Day 2 of the Expo kicks off. Image courtesy of the Manufacturer.
The sun rises over the Liverpool Exhibition Centre as Day 2 of the Expo kicks off. Image courtesy of the Manufacturer.

Attendees are once again arriving at the riverside Liverpool Exhibition Centre to join the second and final day of exhibits and events.

Showcasing some of the leading manufacturing companies in the would, the 2017 Smart Factory Expo is an insight into the future of manufacturing.

With manufacturing set to enter the so called ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ – also known as Industry 4.0 or 4IR – in the coming years, the Expo is highlighting these technologies and companies driving this transition.

Key to 4IR is the convergence of smart and connected factories, the Internet of Things (IoT), pervasive automation, big data, and machine learning.

The exhibits of some of the largest manufacturing tech companies saw great interest by attendees yesterday, with displays focused on Augmented Reality, robotics, AI and additive manufacturing some of the most popular.

For the attendees, who are themselves representatives of the UK’s manufacturing sector, the Expo represents a unique look at how they can improve their own productivity, and embrace manufacturing’s digital future.

Beyond the continued exhibits in the main hall, the Leaders Conference will continue alongside, educating those attending on a wide range of topics relevant to this digital, Industry 4.0 transition.

Day 2 of the conference will also see the winner chosen for this year’s ‘Hack and Pitch’ session, where teams have been competing to solve a selection of a novel, manufacturing-focused problems, over a short time frame.

As well, the event will conclude with the presentation of the 2017 The Manufacturing MX awards which celebrate the best of British manufacturing.

Follow today’s continuing events on social media with the hashtags: #UKMfgWeek , #SmartFactoryExpo and #LeadersConference .