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Key Midlands briefing is held

National audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe teamed up with experts from the manufacturing sector to present a major briefing on the future of advanced technologies.

The event took place at The School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, and included Crowe, in association with the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies to Create, Activate & Automate (AMTECAA) programme, Gauge and Tool Makers Association (GTMA) and Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM).

Johnathan Dudley, head of manufacturing at Crowe, said: “The event was the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to explore how advanced manufacturing technologies can help you be more productive, or provide a competitive edge to see what fully funded support you can access through AMTECAA.”

The event included sector updates from Crowe, CBM and GMTA, as well as an introduction to the AMTECAA programme, followed by the opportunity to visit state-of-the-art laboratories.

During the tour, delegates were able to see how they could create new products with additive, subtractive and hybrid engineering, and demonstrations included how they could activate surfaces with laser and plasma processes and how to increase the automation of processes with robotics.

The free event was open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees, and a turnover of less than 50 million euros, located within Greater Birmingham and Solihull, the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire and Stoke and Staffordshire.