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Augmented Reality: Effective manufacturing applications and business models

Free Webinar Series: The Road to Virtual & Augmented Adoption.

Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project are running a series of free online events looking at Virtual & Augmented Reality and how they can be applied and bring benefit to manufacturing and industrial contexts.

Throughout the series SAM will be joined by major solutions providers, giving insights into best practice, pathways to successful adoption whilst also demonstrating real-world case studies.

The next in the series ‘Road to Virtual & Augmented Adoption’ is on March 3rd 10 to 11am, featuring Concurrent Engineering who bring over 25 years experience to the field.

This webinar has now passed. A recording will be available soon, if you would like to view this please contact roger.thomas@sunderland.ac.uk

Concurrent Engineering will join the SAM team to look at how and why companies are identifying use cases for Augmented Reality.

The remote workforce has delivered a new normal and the time for adoption is now.

We will share with you:

  •  Industry Trends
  •  Available Tools
  • How To Get Started
A real world case studies will be demonstrated and discussed.

AR can offer unique solutions to unique challenges however identifying these and establishing a strategy is not easy. This session will look at identifying the right solution, what it might bring and how to build a successful strategy for implementation. SAM and Concurrent will share insights and help in identifying business cases or initiatives to get started.

All sessions are free and include the opportunity for Q&A. Register using the SAM Eventbrite page.

To register via Eventbrite click here.

If you missed the first two sessions in the series and would like access, please email: roger.thomas@sunderland.ac.uk

‘The Road to Virtual and Augmented Adoption’ is a series of online events looking at practical applications of Virtual & Augmented Reality, how they can be applied and bring benefit to manufacturing and industrial contexts.
Throughout the series we’ll be joined by major solutions providers who will bring their experience and insights into successful strategies and adoption, as well as demonstrating authoring ‘tools’ and real-world case studies.

Theorem-XR webinar

Any CAD, Any Device, Anywhere and Anyone – Theorem-XR for Industrial Design Review

Free Webinar Series: The Road to Virtual & Augmented Adoption.

Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project are running a series of free online events looking at Virtual & Augmented Reality and how they can be applied and bring benefit to manufacturing and industrial contexts.

Throughout the series SAM will be joined by major solutions providers, giving insights into best practice, pathways to successful adoption whilst also demonstrating real-world case studies.

The next in the series ‘Road to Virtual & Augmented Adoption’ is on February 17th 10 to 11am where we will be joined by Theorem Solutions who will be demonstrating a use-case, utilising their Theorem-XR platform.

This webinar has now passed.  If you would like a link to the recording, or please email roger.thomas@sunderland.ac.uk

Providing insights into their experience in Vr & Ar (XR) planning, delivery and integration, they will demo a case study built on their industry standard Enterprise platform Theorem-XR, demonstrating how CAD can be optimised and authored for cross platform delivery to support seamless design review.

All sessions are free and include the opportunity for Q&A. Register using the SAM Eventbrite page.

To register for the next session via Eventbrite click here.

If you missed the first session and would like access, please email: roger.thomas@sunderland.ac.uk

“Roadblock: What’s stopping you from going Virtual?”  Wednesday Feb 3rd. 10 – 11am.
In the first session our VR/ AR Specialist Roger Thomas, will give a broad overview of VR/ AR (XR); what they are and what they can support, what prevents companies from adopting XR, what opportunities do they bring and identifying ROI.  Aswell as giving an overview of forthcoming sessions and explaining the support SAM can offer.

Opportunity: Project Evaluation of SAM

SAM Project wishes to identify a supplier to undertake an interim summative assessment for the project.
This opportunity has now been awarded.

In line with the latest ERDF guidance, University of Sunderland are now seeking proposals from suppliers for the provision of the interim summative assessment for the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project.

ERDF grant funding agreements place a requirement on grant recipients (University of Sunderland) to undertake summative assessments of funded projects. Such assessments are intended to provide insights into project performance. The successful Tenderer will design and deliver an interim summative assessment in line with the relevant ESIF guidance.

The RFQ and appendices can be downloaded here.

Deadline for submission is: 30th October 2020 at 5pm

Please send submissions to claire.darling-cooper@sunderland.ac.uk

HP Multifusion online event

Additive Manufacture using HP MultiJet Fusion Workshop Webinar

DATE: Wed. 27th January 2021 TIME: 10:00 -12:30 Online Event

HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology has proven to be an enabling technology for industrial additive manufacture. The speed, accuracy and material properties of MJF prints have allowed manufacturers to move beyond 3D printing for prototypes and into a myriad of end use parts.

Join this webinar, hosted by the SAM Project, to hear Maryam Qureshi (Applications Specialist 3DP, HP) give an overview of HP’s own journey to adopt this technology within its own product design and manufacturing processes.

During this webinar, Carl Gregg (Product and Process Design Specialist, SAM Project) will discuss additive manufacturing support (including HP MJF) that is available as well as how the SAM team can support your company with a range of support areas.

To register via Eventbrite click here.

*Please note that as the workshops are fully funded through ERDF, companies not already registered with the SAM Project will be asked to register in advance.

 

 

 

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We are hiring – Job Opportunity for Computer Aided Design and Engineering Specialist

This position has now been filled.
An opportunity has arisen for a Computer Aided Design and Engineering Specialist to join the exciting SAM Project, as part of the practical Technical Research and Development project delivery team.

The Engineering delivery roles are key in the development of the SME manufacturing growth plans as your knowledge transfer supports the realisation of key strategies the business cannot currently support (financially or competence availability).

Do you have experience in:

  • Working in industry/with industrial clients
  • Production and manufacturing engineering using a wide range of best practice tools and techniques
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Materials
  • Simulation using Finite Element Analysis
  • New product introduction

If you are looking for an opportunity that gives you impact, influence and relevance then this project gives you this is abundance. The impact of the project will establish additional new engineering and manufacturing jobs within the region supporting the regional strategy of growth (Scale Up). We will also establish new products / processes within the region and the market.

If this sounds like the next step you’ve been looking for then you can find further details, read the full job description and apply here.

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, please contact Roger O’Brien, Technical Lead for the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project, email roger.obrien@sunderland.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 22 November 2020

SAM is hiring Industry 4.0 and electronics expert required

We are hiring – Industry 4.0 and Electronics Specialist

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a new Industry 4.0 and Electronics Specialist to join our practical Technical Research and Development project delivery team, on the SAM Project.

The Engineering delivery roles are key in the development of the SME manufacturing growth plans as your knowledge transfer supports the realisation of key strategies the business cannot currently support (financially or competence availability).

Do you have experience in:

  • Experience working with industrial clients or in industry
  • Practical Problem Solving
  • Innovative product and/or process development within engineering or manufacturing
  • Technical knowledge and experience in the use of Industry4.0 and electronics equipment in the field of:
    • Application or deployment of Industry4.0
    • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    • Advanced Manufacturing Practice

If you are looking for an opportunity that gives you impact, influence and relevance then this project gives you this is abundance. The impact of the project will establish additional new engineering and manufacturing jobs within the region supporting the regional strategy of growth (Scale Up). We will also establish new products / processes within the region and the market.

If this sounds like the next step you’ve been looking for then you can find further details, read the full job description and applyhere.

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, please contact Roger O’Brien, Technical Lead for the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project, email roger.obrien@sunderland.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 29 November 2020

robotics and electronics

We are hiring – Job opportunity for an Automation and Robotics Specialist

An opportunity has arisen for a new Automation and Robotics Specialist to join our practical Technical Research and Development project delivery team, on the exciting SAM Project.

Do you have experience in:

• Working in industry/with industrial clients
• Production and manufacturing engineering using a wide range of best practice tools and techniques
• technical knowledge and experience in the use of automation and robotic equipment such as:

Industrial 6 axis robots operating in manufacturing environments, and in particular welding and joining applications

Multi robot systems

Collaborative Robots

Sensing and vision systems linked to automation

Pick and place

Industry4.0 technology

If you are looking for an opportunity that gives you impact, influence and relevance then this project gives you this is abundance. The impact of the project will establish additional new engineering and manufacturing jobs within the region supporting the regional strategy of growth (Scale Up). We will also establish new products / processes within the region and the market. If this sounds like the next step you’ve been looking for, take a look at the role profile for more information and to apply here.

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, please contact Roger O’Brien, Technical Lead for the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project, email roger.obrien@sunderland.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 6th December 2020

North East manufacturers urged to tap into innovation grant scheme

A GRANT scheme set up to support SME manufacturers during the pandemic is urging eligible businesses to apply for funding before time runs out.

The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project – which offers a range of support to SME manufacturing businesses in the North East LEP area – launched a new fund in March to help companies that have adapted during the Coronavirus crisis.

The fund provides support to companies that have had to diversify or adapt in order to stay in business and operational during and after Covid-19, with match funding grants of up to £10,000 available.

Ken Teears, project manager at SAM, said: “The feedback we’ve received from the region’s manufacturing community so far has been fantastic. However, we know that there are still hundreds of businesses out there that have been affected by the pandemic and are eligible to tap into this support, but are yet to contact us.”

Applications can be for new capital equipment or external expertise – excluding working capital, salaries, rent or rates – to help their company survive, adapt and sustain themselves through and after the crisis. Companies looking to innovate and grow are still encouraged to apply even if their capital investment is not specifically as a result of COVID-19.

This could include buying capital kit to help diversify income, bringing outsourced processes and parts manufacture in-house, such as re-shoring parts made overseas to safeguard supply chains, improvements required in manufacturing operations as a result of social distancing measures and government guidelines, or any manufacturing and production specific capital investment to help the company diversify, stay afloat or take advantage of changes in market conditions. Grants are offered at a 50% rate in County Durham and 40% rate in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Mr Teears added: “The project has taken the decision to limit maximum grants to £10,000 grant value, to allow us to support as many companies as possible to stay afloat, adapt and maintain operations through Covid-19. We believe that sharing the funding around as best as possible, with a limited pot to draw from, will ensure more businesses are able to survive during these challenging times.”

Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) is a collaboration between European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and University of Sunderland, that was set up to support North East (LEP) SME manufacturers to explore and introduce new technology to improve their products or processes. It was funded with a £2.6m commitment from ERDF and £2.5m from the University of Sunderland, and is aimed solely at small and medium sized manufacturers (under 250 employees), with an annual turnover of less than €50m (£45m approx.)

The project offers four key support functions to businesses that are gearing up to grow, including access to technical expertise, with industrial specialists using their skill and expertise to guide businesses through the process of understanding and implementing technology; R&D, with a team of researchers able to support with the development of new products and processes; factories and facilities, including access to £1m of industry-leading advanced technology and equipment; and its grants scheme, that offers financial assistance to businesses that qualify.

To find out more about SAM contact sam.project@sunderland.ac.uk.