Smart Manufactory Event - 10th October 2019

October 10, 2019

An opportunity for the North West Manufacturing community to hear from and meet organisations that are helping industrial organisations adopt digital technologies.


Carpenter Additive (LPW Technology), Dennis Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0GU



- A look at some of the technologies that can help improve productivity and reduce costs for manufacturers
- A look at some funding schemes available to the manufacturing sector in the North West
- Industry experts sharing their experience of digital transformation within their organisations
- Building a north west manufacturing forum, for local organisations to learn and share from their experiences


09:30 – Registration & Coffee
10:00 – Introductions
10:05 – Made Smarter
10:20 – Smartia
10:40 – Carpenter Additive
11:00 – Rolls-Royce
11:45 – Coffee Break
12:00 – ANSYS
12:20 – Elements Technology
12:30 – Panel Q&A on Industry 4.0
13:00 – Networking Lunch
14:30 – End of event

Panel includes guests from Rolls-Royce and Carpenter Additive and will be moderated by Ceri Batchelder from Pitch-In


About Smartia

A new dimension in industrial intelligence, Smartia provides scalable AI solutions that drive value from operational data by digitising industrial assets. MAIO, Smartia’s end-to-end Data & AI platform combines edge computing, big data technology and AI-driven applications to provide a complete digital solution for the manufacturing and engineering industries. Smartia also offers an AI and Machine Learning application development service that is tailored to the customer’s needs. For more information visit

About Carpenter Additive

Adding value to Additive Manufacturing. Carpenter Additive is a fully integrated Additive Manufacturing (AM) partner, working with you from concept to creation, adding value throughout the AM process. As metal AM is transforming manufacturing, enabling the creation of complex parts for demanding applications, Carpenter Additive is bringing applications expertise and in-depth knowledge of materials and part production to support our customers along the additive journey. For more information visit


If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. For more information visit

About Rolls-Royce

Pioneering the power that matters. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. We are one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies. Throughout our history, we have set out to achieve extraordinary goals. Along the way, we have developed ground-breaking technologies, established new standards and shaped the world we live in. This quest has taken us from our founding expertise in internal combustion engines to providing the world’s most powerful and efficient aero-engines. For more information visit

About Elements Technology

Elements Technology helps SME manufacturers to boost their productivity by eliminating unnecessary admin across the manufacturing process. Their simple plug-and-play system, the Elements Platform, utilises simple technologies such as mobile phones and contactless cards to provide a paperless order tracking system, which in turn allows manufacturers to view real-time work-in-progress, and export order information with ease. For more information visit

About Made Smarter

Made Smarter is the UK-government backed Industry 4.0 Accelerator initiative. Made Smarter offers funding, strategic advice, leadership development and technical student placements to enable makers to adopt new digital technologies. The Made Smarter North West pilot is designed to enable manufacturers to enhance operational efficiency and competitiveness across the North West. The Pilot is delivered by the Growth Company in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, North West Local Enterprise Partnerships and North West Business Growth Hubs. For more information visit


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