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Factory of the Future - New ways of manufacturing

The IET Viscount Nuffield / Mensforth Lecture 2017

15 March 2017 | Coventry University, UK


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Tom Williams (photo) The IET Viscount Nuffield / Mensforth Lecture will take place in Coventry University, UK on 15 March 2017.

"We’re in the midst of a revolution. The latest techniques and equipment are changing the way we design and manufacture aircrafts. Tomorrow’s aerospace factory floor is nothing like the hectic, noisy production facility of the past: automation and digitalisation offer us a world of opportunities."

Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Join Tom and the IET at Coventry University in March for this compelling talk.

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The Nuffield Lecture will be streamed live as a webcast on 15 March 2017.

Who should attend

  • Researchers (industry, academia)
  • Design Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Robotic engineers
  • Technical Managers
  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Regulatory and industry associations
  • Students
  • Retired professionals


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18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Lecture commences

20:00 - Networking drinks

21:00 - Close