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TUT takes part in international Manufacturing Performance Days conference on 29–31 May

Robots, 3D printing, and digitalised processes everyday operations in more and more factories, but how could they be utilised for creating added value to the client’s business? This and many other subjects are discussed in the international MPD 2017 conference held in Tampere.

Manufacturing Performance Days is a high-level B2B seminar for invited guests and decision-makers in the manufacturing industry. In 2017, the event is held for the sixth time.

The MPD 2017 conference will gather the leading experts and researchers from Finland and abroad. The three-day conference will include discussions on newest technologies, best practices, business concepts, and newest research. 

The days’ theme is “Towards Outcome Economy”. Outcome economy is business where the company’s operations are guided by the outcomes and results achieved by their clients. 

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is a strategic partner of the conference and is prominently featured in many different MPD 2017 events.

On Monday, visitors will have to chance to look around TUT’s laboratories in Konetalo, TUTLab, and VTT’s research centre ROViR. In addition, the new demo Digital Factory Control Room, which demonstrates the operation of the digital factory of the future, will be on display in the SMACC space operated jointly by TUT and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. It is expected that approximately 80 conference guests will visit the laboratories. 

On Tuesday, TUT and VTT conduct a seminar called “Creating a Future Success” at Tampere Hall. At the seminar, experts share their visions on what the factory of the future will be like, what the theme of outcome economy means to them, and how operators in the field can get involved in the change taking place.

On Wednesday, Dean Pauli Kuosmanen from TUT will be taking part in the panel discussion “Outcome Approach to Future Autonomous Sea and Road Logistics”.

Throughout the days, TUT experts are present at the TUT stand and in the nearby SMACC section organised by TUT and VTT. SMACC is a competence centre for smart machines and manufacturing formed by VTT and TUT, building a smarter future for the Finnish manufacturing industry.

MPD 2017 is the most significant industry event of Finland’s 100th anniversary year.

Manufacturing Performance Days 2017
Date: 29–31 May 2017
Place: Tampere Hall

Further information:

Professor Kari T Koskinen,, tel. +358 400 634 242

News submitted by: Tuuli Laukkanen
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