The Centre attended the 3rd EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference 23-24 September, at the Glasgow Science Centre. This year the conference was hosted by the EPSRC Centre in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC). The vision for the conference was to provide a national forum where the community involved in all aspects of manufacturing research, innovation and training in the UK could come together to share experience, progress and challenges in progressing UK manufacturing.
The Centre in Ultra Precision presented the Watch it Made® educational programme at the Glasgow Science Centre, which was a great success. Watch it Made® is a learning experience that introduces school children (pre GCSE school ages) into the design and manufacture of a precision engineered product; a wrist watch.
The conference was an ideal opportunity for the Centre to showcase its educational experience. Wrist watches were designed and assembled in situ, with delegates having the opportunity to customise their own watch dials with the design or photo of their choice and have the back plate of the watch custom engraved.