I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph the Smart Factory event at Factory 2050 in Sheffield. The event was organised by the AMRC and its partners and was presenting its vision for the UK’s fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. There were many presentations and demo’s on the day I was there, from a wide range of companies in the industry including Siemens, Festo, IBM Watson, Hexagon and Cisco.
Factory 2050 is the UK’s first state of the art factory dedicated to research collaboration around machining, component manufacturing and digitally assisted assembly. It is a beautiful facility and really does showcase what the UK has to offer modern manufacturing. I had a great time capturing images and I feel like I came away with some great photographs that tell the story of such an interesting and unique event.