Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Group

Digital Manufacturing Training System for SMEs (Digit-T)

The manufacturing industry is currently witnessing a transformation as it increasingly moves towards Digital Manufacturing - often known as Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Factory of the Future. It offers opportunities for companies to develop new products and ways of working while reducing costs. However, many people and organisations, in particular SMEs, struggle to access clear and useful information about Digital Manufacturing. 

The Digital Manufacturing Training System for SMEs (Digit-T) project aims to address this and has created a free online training programme aimed at helping users understand what Digital Manufacturing is, the associated terminology, the expected benefits, and how an organisation can start adopting it.

Digital Manufacturing Training System for SMEs


The Digit-T training programme comprises an online training course and e-book, which are available in English, Spanish and Italian. Both the online course and book are divided into 3 topics:

  • Management in Industry 4.0
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Intelligent Robotics

All materials can be accessed via the Digit-T web-site at

The training materials developed were selected based on the project team's broad experience of Industry 4.0 and Industry 4.0 technologies, and an industry survey of SMEs which was carried out at the start of the Digit-T project.

All materials have been developed with SMEs in mind. Nevertheless, the training material is also suitable also for larger organisation dealing with the challenges of digitalization, students and any type of organizations interested with the topic of I4.0 and digitalization.


Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Group

The University of Nottingham
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD