Transcript for Manufacturing the Future Conference 2015 - Interview with Professor Jane Jiang

I’m Jane Jiang, Professor in Precision Metrology and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Advanced Metrology.

Advanced Metrology is very important because it can dramatically reduce the cost in manufacturing. For example, we can slow the calibration and the composition which reduces a large amount of down time in manufacturing. For example, for Rolls-Royce we can calibrate and composite the machine from several days to half a shift.

From our fundamental research we have created the results today - already patented and licenced, we’ll be announcing a new product this year. So we’re really proud of that. For this reason we had the IET 2014 Innovation Awards for Manufacturing Technology.

We’re also building the foundation to establish the NPL North Hub, where we are creating the Metrology facility to work with a range of industries and establish a national leadership in Advanced Metrology. To help the catapults and the large company supply chains.