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Sustainable Smart Factory Tech Hack

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Spend a day at the Plus X Innovation Central Research Laboratory, imagining new ways of designing products for the next generation of on-demand digital manufacturing technology. Work with experts in circular design and manufacturing to learn how to make products free from the constraints of traditional offshore mass manufacturing.

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Sustainable Smart Factory Tech Hack

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Spend a day at the Plus X Innovation Central Research Laboratory, imagining new ways of designing products for the next generation of on-demand digital manufacturing technology. Work with experts in circular design and manufacturing to learn how to make products free from the constraints of traditional offshore mass manufacturing.

People designing in the workshop

In this one-day hands-on workshop, designers, engineers, and product developers will learn:  

  • The new opportunities for manufacturing
  • How to design for an automated 3D printing process
  • The difference between prototyping and manufacturing with 3D printing
  • How this technology could change the new product development process

As part of a £1.8m InnovateUK research project, Plus X Innovation has partnered with circular manufacturing specialists Batch.Works and AI research spinout Matta to host an automated 3D printing facility using robotic control and AI to scale for local batch production. During the pilot, we’re exploring how designers can use the latest advances in digital manufacturing to produce locally, with a circular flow of materials and to take advantage of the possibilities for agile product development, extreme customisation, and low-wastage production.

Man working in workshop on a prototype

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The people I have met here make it a dream coming in a few times a week! I don't see myself being able to go back to working from home the same way I did before coming to Plus X Innovation, I don't think I could leave the sense of community behind. It really is something everyone who is working from home should try!

Benjamin Plumpton
Freelancer
Unlimited Member
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Central Research Laboratory has contributed to our journey in many ways: access to a network, manufacturing, procurement services, and workshop facilities. CRL enables us to feel like a slightly bigger company than we would otherwise be if left to our own devices. Being here at CRL as a cohort member, makes it feel a lot more real and plugged in into the ecosystem.

Florian Richter
Accelerator alumni
Studio office member
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Besides the workshop facilities, the best thing about working in the Brighton hub has got to be being able to collaborate with people in the same building as you. The variety of expertise and experience in the building is awesome.

Dave Lock
Technical Director
Resident desk member
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Through my time at Plus X Innovation my business has turned from a student project into a registered R&D company. My favourite thing about being at Plus X Brighton is having a mini family in the office and a beautiful space to be the best you and make the best connections.

Lucy Hughes
Accelerator alumni
Resident desk member
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We could not be in a better place to grow as a company. We get amazing support from the Plus X Innovation staff, plus collaboration opportunities with the other inspiring residents and companies. We feel like we’re living in the future of workplaces in the present and that is pretty damn cool.

Marc Convey
Founder
Studio office member

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Programme features

Learn from experts on Circular Design
Close the loop with traceable recycled materials
Agile Product Development support
Get to market faster and iterate easily in response to customers
Distributed on demand production
Zero waste, endless customisation, close to the market

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