i4.0 Hub Champions Programme
Upskill your team in Industry 4.0 manufacturing
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Looking to adopt advanced manufacturing technologies?

Train your people to become Industry 4.0 experts through a new training programme brought to you by Calderdale College, Textile Centre of Excellence and West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services!


The programme

We’re supporting engineering and manufacturing businesses to boost their skills by giving them access to cutting-edge industry training and facilities at our new i4.0 Hub in Brighouse.

As part of the i4.0 Hub Champions programme, you will have a choice of 2-4 specialist workshops, including:

  • Robotics and automation
  • 3D scanning and printing
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality and advanced simulation
  • Data generation and analytics
  • AI and machine learning

Plus, you will receive a full introduction to Industry 4.0 manufacturing, along with the opportunity to plan how your business will implement these ground-breaking new technologies and principles. Our team can also help you identify further training and resources required for your company to advance in this area.

The training is fully funded by Skills Connect through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Mayor as part of Future Goals. It is open to individuals aged 19+ working in manufacturing and engineering in West Yorkshire.

The workshops
Introduction to Industry 4.0

This session will introduce you to the principles that underpin Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which represents a fundamental shift in the way manufacturing processes are carried out. This revolution is characterised by the integration of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics. These principles aim to improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance product quality, ultimately leading to greater competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Robotics and automation

This course will explore the advancements in robotics and automation within the engineering and manufacturing industries, particularly in the context of Industry 4.0. Participants will learn about the various applications of robotics and automation in streamlining production processes, enhancing efficiency, and improving overall productivity in manufacturing settings.

Additive manufacturing: 3D scanning and printing

This session will introduce the principles and applications of 3D scanning and 3D printing. Participants will learn how to capture physical objects in a digital format using 3D scanning technology and how to manipulate and modify these digital models to generate technical drawings for component replacement and other engineering projects. Participants will gain an understanding of how to go from technical drawing to printing a component.

Process control systems: Data generation and data analytics

This session will explore the use of sensors in engineering and manufacturing processes to monitor and collect data for analysis. The focus will be on leveraging this data to drive efficiency and productivity in the context of Industry 4.0. Participants will learn about different types of sensors, their applications, and how they can be integrated into existing processes. The session will also cover data analysis techniques and tools to make informed decisions based on the sensor data.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning

AI is playing an increasingly significant role in the fields of engineering and manufacturing, particularly in the context of Industry 4.0. 

Industry 4.0, is characterised by the integration of digital technologies into traditional manufacturing processes, with the aim of creating smart factories that are more efficient, flexible, and autonomous.

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Advanced Simulation

This session will introduce the use of VR, AR, and Advanced Simulation within engineering and manufacturing, specifically in relation to Industry 4.0.

Participants will learn about the latest technological advancements in VR and AR, and how they are revolutionising the manufacturing processes in the era of Industry 4.0. They will explore how these technologies can be harnessed to create virtual prototypes, simulate real-world scenarios, and enhance the efficiency and productivity of engineering and manufacturing operations.

Final Session
Review Workshop – What next?

The Review Workshop provides valuable insights and feedback that can help identify the next steps, including:

  • Action planning
  • Further training and resources
  • Change management
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To benefit from any of these services, please get in touch using the form below or contact Textile Centre of Excellence or West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services.

The i4.0 Hub offers...

1. Apprenticeship programmes:
Hear about the latest standards and how they can be enhanced to suit business needs, and the Engineering/Textiles hybrid apprenticeship developed in partnership with the Textile Centre of Excellence.
You can also discover how the i4.0 Hub will equip students with the latest intelligence about the value digital technologies can bring to manufacturing operations.

2. The i4.0 Champions Programme
A fully funded programme through Skills Connect, delivering a series of introductory workshops to employees to learn about the key enabling technologies that can improve and innovate business performance.

3. Specialist workshops
Where technical production employees attend specialist workshops to receive customised support to identify how particular technologies can be utilised in your business to improve performance.

4. Hands-on sessions alongside technical experts
To address your specific issues, discuss ideas and utilise the resources in the i4.0 Hub.

5. Introductions to technology solutions providers
And support, if required, to put development projects together and identify potential funding sources.

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