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Homepage / Cranfield’s Manufacturing and Materials Students’ Showcase Innovation at Project Day

Cranfield’s Manufacturing and Materials Students’ Showcase Innovation at Project Day


On 26 April, Cranfield University buzzed with excitement as students from across our Manufacturing and Materials MSc programmes presented their group projects at the annual Group Project Presentation Day. This annual event presents a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their group projects not only to their peers but also to esteemed members of the industry, and gain real-world exposure. It allows them to delve into practical applications of their learnings and present their innovative ideas to a critical audience that includes potential future employers.

The day unfolded with presentations covering a wide range of crucial topics in the ever-evolving world of manufacturing, materials, technology, engineering and science. The range of projects on display was truly impressive, reflecting the dynamic nature of these fields. Here’s a glimpse into some of the captivating topics explored:

  • Sustainability in manufacturing: One group tackled the complex issue of integrating sustainability as a key decision-making factor within manufacturing supply chains. Their project undoubtedly resonated in a world increasingly focused on minimising environmental impact.
  • Eco-conscious manufacturing in aerospace: Another group explored the exciting potential of Industry 4.0 technologies. Their project investigated how these advancements can be harnessed to create an eco-social scoring system and enable precision recyclability within the aerospace manufacturing sector.
  • Chemical industry sustainability: A different group set their sights on the chemical industry, proposing an enhanced sustainability framework to guide more environmentally responsible practices.
  • Digital transformation in manufacturing: The real-world application of digital tools was explored by a group who investigated digital transformation of lean and agile product development process models. Their project delved into the practicalities of integrating IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) within a manufacturing environment.

The presentations weren’t just for fellow students. Industry partners were also present, offering invaluable insights and feedback to the aspiring engineers and material scientists. This exchange of knowledge and experience between academia and industry is a hallmark of Cranfield’s Project Presentation Days, providing students with a crucial opportunity to apply theory to real-world application.

Overall, the day proved to be a resounding success. Students displayed their impressive grasp of complex topics while gaining valuable exposure to industry professionals. The event showcased the innovative spirit and future potential of the next generation of engineering leaders.

It serves as a testament to our commitment to bridging the gap between academia and industry. By providing students with this platform to showcase their talent and engage with industry leaders, Cranfield equips them with the knowledge and experience they need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of manufacturing and materials.

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Written By: Violeta da Rold

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