A community who see engineering at the heart of all they do in their respective fields of expertise, who wish to promote the role of engineering excellence within the broad spectrum of Manufacturing and associated support functions.Message from our Chairman:
"I am honoured to serve you as Chairman of the Manufacturing Network. I would like to thank Lee Wood CEng, for all his hard work that he has put into this network in the past seven years as Chairman.
It is reassuring to see that manufacturing continues to make positive headlines in the recent months - not only in the UK but across the globe. From the new product development to packaging and distribution, engineers play a big role in manufacturing and contribute enormously to the economy. Economic contribution whilst important, I would argue, is a by-product of manufacturing activities. Throughout decades we have seen how manufacturing has realised many of human aspirations; producing more affordable transports through lean manufacturing, micro-fabrication techniques enabling the creation of integrated circuits and sensors, realisation of complex designs through additive manufacturing, just to name a few.
Every engineer needs to continue updating their knowledge and learn best practices from every corner of the world. This is where the Manufacturing TPN, in collaboration with other TPNs and Local Networks, Design Production Sector, and other entities, comes into play by facilitating knowledge exchange through a variety of activities.
There is a good vibe to being an engineer today - credit to IET staff & volunteers and otherwise, who are continuously raising the profile of engineers. But we know we can achieve more, so if you would like to drive this sector forward, by using your expertise and influence, please do get in touch.”