The Materials Processing Institute has launched the Digital Technologies Group to help support organisations with the challenges brought about by the digital revolution.

The Digital Technologies Group (DTG) is made up of experts in measurement, monitoring, systems, data and control, who will bring together the application of data and the latest technologies from a variety of sources to support the enhancement of clients' products, services and processes.

Naturally, the DTG will be heavily involved in the implementation of Industry 4.0 and, therefore, the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes, according to the Materials Processing Institute.

The new group will be headed by Chris Oswin, under the overall direction of Gerard Stephens, director, operations, at the Materials Processing Institute.

Stephens commented: “Digital technologies are an area of expertise for the Institute and recently there has been an increased level of interest and requests for support from clients and industry. This has resulted in bringing this area of focus together into a single group to support clients and be better positioned to support and respond to the national and international challenges of digitalisation.

“Through in-house experience, collaborations and partnerships we will bring together high-level expertise to achieve optimum outcomes,” he said.