The Maker Movement (A Manufacturing Revolution?)

When: 21st Nov 2018, 18:30 - 21st Nov 2018, 20:00
Where: Robert Gordon University, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Town/City: Aberdeen
Organiser: BCS Aberdeen Branch
Price: Free
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Speaker: Peter Troxler - Research Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Synopsis:

Going digital for many industries meant not only getting smarter but implicated a disruption of business models and the emergence of new products.

Particularly the media and content industries such as music, encyclopedia and news have found themselves in turmoil and social reinvention.

More recently, going digital has met manufacturing. For example in oil and gas in the last few years, rig count has increased while employment remained flat.

At the same time, a social movement started that aims at creating the equivalent to blogs, vlogs and instagram channels in manufacturing - the maker movement.

Is this just gimmicks for some of the more privileged, or is this going to revolutionize manufacturing?

Speaker Bio:

Peter Troxler is a research professor on the revolution in manufacturing at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

He has an extensive background in factory automation as well as a researcher on the maker movement.

Peter has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Technology Management from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Agenda:

18:00 Refreshments & networking

18:30 Presentation

19:30 Q&A

20:00 Finish

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