The Manufacturing Technical Network (TN) met on 30th September to progress current and planned activity.

For 2022 we have a workshop planned for 1st November covering The Future of Manufacturing Automation IET Events ( and two webinars on Digital Manufacturing being finalised.

In 2023 we are very excited to be supporting an IET Annual Prize for Manufacturing apprentices. We are also planning a series of events covering the following subjects:

  • Sustainability Challenges
  • Enabling Technologies for Manufacturing
  • Future Manufacturing Skills and Careers
  • Manufacturing In Space
  • From Mass Production to Mass Customisation
  • Academic Directions in Manufacturing

We began a new initiative today to form a Young Professionals section of our committee and we are all very enthusiastic to make this happen.

If you are interested in contributing to and/or helping drive our TN activities, we have openings for volunteers to join the TN and help reshape and expand the Executive. These opportunities range from simply attending a committee meeting, to bring new ideas to the table, through to organising, running, and promoting events. For more details, please contact us at