PRESS RELEASE: Ceramics industry holding an innovation event on digital technologies - 5th April 2017

Wednesday 5th April sees a key free event taking place, on “Digital Technologies in Ceramic Manufacturing”.

Over recent years, the ceramics industry has held an annual seminar for UK researchers, industrialists and R&D supporting organisations based around some of the principal challenges the sector faces that may be solved through innovation and collaborative working.

Digital technologies stood out as a subject for this year’s event to focus on. They play an increasing role in manufacturing, and there are some novel, wide-ranging applications in use across the ceramics industry: from 3D printing, augmented reality to computer modelling and monitoring. We will be hearing about some ‘real life’ examples of existing technologies already in use in industry; as well as some emerging research being undertaken by UK researchers.

Organised by the Ceramic Innovation Network (CIN) each event has grown in popularity; and for this year a range of well-respected speakers have been lined-up, and around 90 industry / academic representatives are expected from a range of backgrounds and organisations.

Lee Brownsword, Technical & Environmental Manager at the British Ceramic Confederation commented: “The ceramics industry has an eye firmly on the future and it is certainly not standing still. It recognises that innovation and collaboration is essential, and so the Ceramic Innovation Network is about bringing together all facets of the sector to share ideas, best practice and for making new contacts. Technologies are evolving at an unprecedented pace leading to potential new opportunities and productivity / efficiency gains for the sector in the future. We look forward to welcoming this year’s delegates for another successful event.”

Please contact us for further information.


Notes to editors

The British Ceramic Confederation is the trade association for the UK ceramic manufacturing industry, representing the common and collective interests of all sectors of the industry.   Its member companies cover the full spectrum of ceramic manufacture, including the supply of materials, and comprise over 90% of the industry’s manufacturing capacity.

The Ceramic Innovation Network consists of the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) and Lucideon; and is supported by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the University of Surrey, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Frank Scott Russell Memorial fund. Previous CIN events have considered defect reduction, resource management and energy efficiency.

For further information please contact: 

Mr Lee Brownsword

Technical & Environmental Manager

Tel: 01782 572849                              07949 693843                  E-mail:

Twitter: @ceramfed                  

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