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 01 Dec 2015

Predictive Multiscale Materials Modelling - Turing Gateway Event

All Day

Background The multiscale/multiphysics nature of materials gives rise to extremely challenging and unique mathematical and algorithmic problems currently prohibiting uncertainty quantification and...

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Wed 02 Dec 2015

Formed in the UK 2 (FitUK2)

08:30 until 16:30

Following on from the success of Formed in the UK, held in Coventry in 2013, FitUK2 will provide an update on the status of research activities and industrial challenges associated with metal...

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Thu 03 Dec 2015


10:00 until 16:00

The programme for the 2015 SAA/BASA Christmas seminar is now available. Topics will primarily concentrate on REACh issues, recycling using dismantleable adhesives and coatings and surface...

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