AMRC Lightweighting Conference: Winning the Weight Race

May 15, 2019

Dates
May 15, 2019 to May 16, 2019

Location
AMRC Factory 2050, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Event website
amrc.co.uk/events/factory-2050-conference-winning-the-weight-race


 

This conference lifts the bonnet on the technologies and processes that are essential to the UK economy winning the global weight race: manufacturing planes, trains and automobiles using less weight to improve efficiency and reduce costs as we make the transition to a low carbon economy.

Presentations and demonstrations from: ACT Blades, BAE Systems, Laing O’Rourke, Lotus, Northern Aircraft, Shape Machining, Tata Steel, Tinsley Bridge, Ultimate Battery Company, University of Sheffield…with many more to be confirmed.

Sectors and technologies covered: Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Rail, Space, Composites Manufacturing, Machining, Casting, High Strength & Light Weight Metals, Additive Manufacturing, Battery Technology.

Tours to showcase the AMRC’s current lightweighting capabilities in: AMRC Composite Centre, AMRC Factory 2050, AMRC Factory of the Future, AMRC Design and Prototyping Centre.

The two-day event will be hosted in what is fast becoming the UK’s national lightweighting centre in a region that is home to McLaren, with its newly built Composites Technology Centre, Boeing Sheffield, the Rolls-Royce Advanced Blade Casting Facility and a growing cluster of innovative design and manufacturing companies including PES, Metalysis, Metlase, Nikken and Maher.

 

The conference will hear from:

Industry leaders – whose iconic brands are at the forefront of the lightweighting revolution

Senior government officials – who will explain how the Industrial Strategy is helping drive the lightweighting revolution and how supply chains can be developed to support the growth of UK industry

Research engineers – who will demonstrate the art and science of the possible across a range of technologies and industry sectors as the UK makes the transition to a low carbon economy​.

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