News archive for May 2014

National Manufacturing Debate 20-21 May 2014

British manufacturers are increasingly opting to use local suppliers as the cost of outsourcing abroad rises and incentives to move production back to the UK are more attractive. This has the potential to improve the UKs industrial base, create jobs, and ultimately strengthen our economy. But where does UK manufacturing productivity rank against international competitors and how can we improve it? What does
Government/industry need to do to ensure this trend continues?


The Centre is supporting the SMAS National Manufacturing Conference

The Centre for Laser-based Production Processes and Heriot-Watt University is supporting the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service's National Manufacturing Conference 2014 on Thursday 12 June at Dunblane Hydro.

Building on the success of 'Manufacturing: Driving Value for Scotland' held in March 2012, this major national event will once again bring together over 400 business leaders and key decision makers from Scottish manufacturing to celebrate a strong, robust and successful Scottish manufacturing sector.


Centre Director to present update on National Strategy

Professor Duncan Hand will present an update on the National Strategy in Laser-based Processes at the AILU organised event 'Innovations for Economic Growth: The UK Uptake of laser materials processing' at the MTC in Coventry.

The event will be held on the 8 July and chaired by Professor Lin Lee and Clive Grafton-Reed.


The Centre partners with SU2P for Horizon 2020 Workshop

The Centre for Laser-based Production Processes in partnership with SU2P is hosting a workshop to prepare for Horizon 2020 calls in High-throughput Laser-based Manufacturing.  SU2P is an innovative bridging project connecting Scottish and Stanford Universities through industry-academic interaction and entrepreneurial activity in photonics.

The workshop will: