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Metallic foams for lightweighting seminar on 12th Dec

Free seminar to understand the possibilities of metallic foams

Attend this free session at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on the 12th December to find out about:

  • developments in markets and technologies for functional metallic foams
  • UK capabilities and opportunities in this technology
  • examples of use of this technology in heat transfer, blast protection, electrochemistry and lightweighting
  • funding opportunities 

This event is being run by the Materials KTN, HVM Catapult and MTC, with support from ESP and Transport KTNs.

Draft agenda

09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome, David Wimpenny, The MTC

10.10 Opportunities in the space industry, John Yates, TSB

10.30 Copper Foams for Heat Transfer, Neill Ricketts, Versarien Ltd

10.50 Electrode and Electrolyser Applications, Nick van Dijk, ITM Power Ltd

Coffee and Networking

12.00 Ultralightweight foams for space, Mark Smith, Magna Parva Ltd

12:20 Engineering the Structure: Fibre Core Materials, Lee Marston, Fibre Tech Ltd

12:40 Heirarchical Structures for sustainability, Julian Spence, University of Wolverhampton

13:00 Design and build of structures by EB deposition, Iain Todd, University of Sheffield

Lunch and Networking

14.00 Structure Property Relationships, Andrew Kennedy, Nottingham University

14.20 Using the Surface in Open Cell Foams: Sponge Metals Research at Sheffield University, Russell Goodall, Sheffield University

14:40 Perspectives from Germany, Peter Quadbeck, IFAM

15:00 The way ahead, Robin Young, Materials KTN

15:20 Tour of the MTC

Why attend?

There is much here that is of interest to the transport industry, not least the lightweighting properties of using foams but also including copper foams for thermal management (Versarien), impact absorption (FibreTech)  and electrodes (ITM power).

To register for your free place, or to find out about exhibiting at this event, please contact Robin Young



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