Monday, 16 April 2012

‘Making It from Metal '


The Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) sector, part of the Materials KTN, is organising a free workshop entitled ‘Making It from Metal ' on Thursday May 10, 2012 at the London office of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

This event, which will commence with an analysis of the reasons why metal might be the preferred choice for the given requirements and environment, will look at the freedom of shape and form offered by a variety of manufacturing processes.  These will include the more traditional processes of sheet metal forming/seeds the cutting and investment casting, and move on to the more recent advances of superplastic forming, metal injection moulding and digital manufacturing, concluding with a presentation on the Conform process.

Details of the program for the day are given below.

10:30 Registration and coffee

11:00  Why Metal?
                        Stuart Preston, MaDE
11:40  Sheet Metal Cutting & Forming
                        Adrian Nicklin, CBM
12:10  Investment Casting
                        David Ford, DAF Associates
12:40  Metal Injection Moulding
                        Iain Todd, Sheffield University

13:10  Lunch & Networking

14:10  Superplastic Forming
                        David Edwards, Superform
14:40  Digital Manufacturing to Final Shape
                        Stuart Jackson, EOS
15:10  Conform
                        John Dawson
15:40  Tea & Coffee

Numbers will be limited and although registration is not yet open  if you would like to reserve a place please let them know.

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