The Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) encourages awareness, exchange of knowledge and collaboration between designers and materials scientists across other Materials Community groups within the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). These represent the full range of materials and manufacturing processes, old and new. We also connect design with industry and technology via other KTN communities and as a contributor to the European Commission's InnoMatNet project.




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KTN'S Materials and Design Exchange group has teamed up with Arup and Frener & Reifer (Italy) to examine ways in which the innovative application of materials and design can improve the sustainability of end-of-life building facades.

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Tue 28 Jun 2016

Manufacturing & Materials Competition Brokerage Event – Glasgow

09:30 until 14:00

Innovate UK Manufacturing and Materials Competition - Round 1 Innovate UK has recently launched a £15m competition in manufacturing and materials and we are pleased to invite you to attend an...

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Thu 30 Jun 2016

Second UK Industrial Surface Engineering Event: Present and Future

09:00 until 17:00

OPEN one day conference This industrial conference day will be chaired by Professor Jose L. Endrino and it is intended for UK and international engineers and other professionals, from the...

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Thu 30 Jun 2016

Future Directions for Lightweight Materials and Structures Conference

10:00 until 18:45

EMMS in conjunction with the British Composites Society and the Light Metals Division of IOM3 have organised a regional conference on: Future Directions for Lightweight Materials and Structures. ...

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