Manufacturing & Materials News + Events Round-Up
Posted on 05/07/2019
Margaret Wood, MBE, founder of specialist glazing company, ICW UK (Ltd) recently joined fellow commissioners at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at Rotherham to call for greater integration of digital technologies into manufacturing.
Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK/UK Research and Innovation will be holding two workshops in September to help shape the future collaborative R&D programme for the Foundation Industries (covering metals, ceramics, paper, glass, chemicals and cement). You are invited to attend one of these workshops, either in London (10th September) or Birmingham (11th September). Both workshops will start at 09.30 and finish at 16.00.
UK Circular Plastics Network’s next event, as part of UKCPN’s series of workshops on the plastic recycling landscape, will be in Manchester on 18th September at the National Graphene Institute.The event will provide an opportunity to hear about the current UK plastics recycling landscape, plastic waste case studies and challenges in the plastic waste sphere, as well as an overview of UK funding opportunities.
Through an interface enquiry that resulted in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with University of Strathclyde, Johnstons was able to carryout pioneering research into innovative techniques and technologies for objectively measuring traditionally subjective finish attributes of its woven cashmere pieces.
E-Textiles 2019 will include speakers from both academia and industry from a variety of disciplines united by electronic textiles technologies and their applications.
KTN helps TotalControlPro make the right connections to help the manufacturing sector embrace the changes of Industry 4.0
This free to attend event on 16th October in London will give details about forthcoming Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5, specifically Circular Economy and Plastic related research and Innovation Actions, Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Research and Innovation Programme.
On the 3rd of September KTN hosted a Briefing Webinar on forthcoming EUREKA 3rd SMART Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Call. The UK will support EUREKA’s 3rd SMART Cluster Call with £2 million. This webinar included an Introduction to SMART, a flexible, industry-driven EUREKA Cluster program in Advanced Manufacturing
MRE 2020 is a two-day exhibition and showcase taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, the event will showcase the wealth of UK materials research, investment opportunities and UK progress towards Industry 4.0.
After four successful rounds, which between them have supported over 400 companies, Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 5 (Phase 1) opened on 29 July. The detailed scope of Round 5 will be released in mid-July and the main competition briefing was held in London on the 31 July – a recording is available to view now.
Up to £30m available to fund digital technologies that will transform UK manufacturing. The competition is now open and will close on 28 August at 12 noon.
Closed Loop Supply Chain Workshop 2019 – Thu, 12 Sep – Sat, 14 Sep, Northumbria University
Additive Manufacturing for Composites – Tue, 17 Sep, Huntingdon
Warwick Industry Day – Tue, 17 Sep, University of Warwick
Open Hybrid Final Event (The Manufacturing Technology Centre) – Wed, 18 Sep, Coventry
PEMC Industrial Solutions – Marine Tech – Wed, 18 Sep, University of Plymouth
MTC ROBOTT – NET Open Lab – Wed, 18 Sep, Coventry
Technology-enabled Manufacturing – Wed, 18 Sep, Derby
HyProCell Open Day – Thu, 19 Sep, Birmingham
– KTN’s Richard Cooper will be presenting on KTN’s Additive Manufacturing SIG & innovation support opportunities.
Intellectual Property (IP) in China – are you protected? – Thu, 19 Sep, Birmingham
TCT Show – The Event for Design-to-Manufacturing Innovation – Tue, 24 Sep – Thu, 26 Sep, Birmingham
2nd CIRP Conference on Composite Material Parts Manufacturing – Thu, 10 Oct – Fri, 11 Oct, Rotherham
Confidence in Composites – Tue, 15 Oct – Wed, 16 Oct, Oxford
MTC Digitalising Manufacturing 2019 – Mon, 4 Nov – Tue, 5 Nov, Coventry