Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring


About this event


Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring is an approach to increasing the digital capabilities of small manufacturers (SMEs) via a series of low cost solutions. The aim is to rapidly accelerate digital use in SMEs by reducing both cost and complexity of solutions by making use of off-the-shelf technologies and open source software. (Find out more about the project at


Our open, free workshop on 24th September 2019 at the Institute for Manufacturing in Cambridge will offer an introduction to the project, some of the developments from the first year and an opportunity to find out more about the future plans, anticipated outcomes and how you can get involved. This will include:

  • Industrial speakers from project partners
  • Shoestring Demonstrators
  • Mini Workshop – Capturing Low Cost Digital Solution Priorities
  • Current Low Cost Solutions Showcase


This event is free to attend. Please click here to register online



Is this event for me?


This workshop is aimed at:

  • Manufacturing SMEs
  • Manufacturing Trade Associations & Networks
  • Low Cost Solution Providers
  • Regional Business Councils
  • Manufacturing Systems Research Groups


What will I get out of this event?

  • Identify low cost digital options suitable for small companies
  • Opportunities for involvement in the Shoestring project
  • See how off-the-shelf technologies can be used in low cost solutions




This event is free to attend. Please click here to register online

For further information please contact:

Events Team

T: +44 (0)1223 748267