Human Factors in Future Manufacturing

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‘Human Factors in Future Manufacturing’ is a one day event, organised by the CIEHF, to be held at the prestigious new Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ‘Factory 2050’ digital research facility in Sheffield.

The event aims to bring together ergonomics and human factors practitioners with engineers and industrialists interested in the human issues of future manufacturing through a series of presentations, discussions and tours of the AMRC facility.

There is no doubt that future manufacturing will involve greater digitisation, automation and augmented technologies. These exciting developments are already beginning to transform industrial working environments and methods. Supporting these transitions, particularly by uniting multidisciplinary interests, is the CIEHF Manufacturing Sector Group, led by Dr Sarah Fletcher of Cranfield University.

We are pleased to announce the programme as follows:

09:30 Introduction: Steve Barraclough, CIEHF
09:55 Opening address: Ben Morgan, head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group, AMRC
10:15 Presentation: The inevitability of human factors in the cyber-physical world of future manufacturing, Murray Sinclair, Loughborough University
11:00 Break
11:30 Presentation: Real time posture assessment tool for ergonomic risk assessment of shop floor activities, Chika Edith Mgbemena, Cranfield University
12:15 Presentation: The importance of stakeholder engagement during technology change initiatives, Helen Gagg, Hu-Tech Human Factors
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Presentation: Motion sickness in relation to working alongside conveyor belts, Corinne Parsons, Royal Mail
14:45 Presentation: How can augmented reality help operators on the shop floor? Michael Lewis, AMRC
15:30 Break
15:50 Discussion & tours
17:00 Close

Places are limited so book your place below now. All CIEHF members will be emailed a 25% discount code (40% for Student Members).

See more details about the ARMC facility.

A bit about the speakers:

Murray Sinclair is a Visiting Fellow at Loughborough University, and a Systems Ergonomist with 40 years’ experience. His interests have involved the understanding of organization and processes of manufacturing on the shop floor, the organizational aspects of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, product design processes, and more recently the management and conservation of knowledge.

Chika Edith Mgbemena is a doctoral researcher at Cranfield University and a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria.  Chika’s degree is in Mechanical/Production Engineering and her PhD focusses on the development of 3D imaging sensors for use in the ergonomic assessment of work postures on the shop floor.

Helen Gagg is a Principal Human Factors Consultant with Hu-Tech Human Factors, a consultancy based in London.  Helen has over 14 years’ experience as a practioner, mostly in oil & gas, consumer product manufacturing, transport, life science industries; both in the UK and internationally.

Since graduating with an MSc in Work Design and Ergonomics from Birmingham University in 1989 Corinne Parsons has worked for Royal Mail as an ergonomist. This has involved working on the specification, selection, testing and monitoring of a wide range of equipment and working processes to support the collection, sorting, distribution and delivery of  letters and parcels throughout the UK including the use, management and maintenance of the systems.

Michael Lewis is the technical lead for Digitally Assisted Assembly within the Integrated Manufacturing Group at the AMRC. His research is based on the development of digital work instructions for assembly, maintenance, repair and inspection operations with a focus on augmented and virtual reality.

March 20 2017


Date: 20 March
Cost: £130.00
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Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Sheffield Business Park, Europa Avenue
Sheffield, S9 1ZA United Kingdom

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  • 09:30 Welcome
  • 10:15 Presentation
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Presentations
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Presentations
  • 15:30 Break
  • 15:50 Discussion & tours
  • 17:00 Close


Phone: 07736 893350
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