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Re-Engineering the Future
June 7 @ 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
This is a FREE event hosted by the University of Greenwich Medway Campus to interact more with local businesses.
The aim is to show businesses from all sectors the future of engineering, focusing on the topics of sustainable manufacturing, smart materials and using the virtual world.
By looking at remanufacturing defective parts, additive layer manufacture and modelling of casting defects, the presenters of the first session will demonstrate how future manufacturing will reduce waste. An important cost reduction.
Smart materials are becoming more common in even well established industries. This session will show attendees examples of how ultrasonic cavitation can be used to melt alloys and the applications of this including food processing and biomedical applications. It’ll also look at considerations when handling a wide range of materials in real world applications.
Modelling has always been part of business, industry and engineering. With the reduction in cost and the increase in power, computer modelling tools have improved exponentially and will continue to do so. The third session will give examples of these tools and the applications they are currently being used for and what is possible in the future. From digital twins of whole companies to modelling carbon lifecycles and designing bladeless, wind powered, energy generators.
Presenters from industry will talk about the benefits of conducting research, and also what it is like working with the university. Innovate UK, who fund industrial research, will give a presentation on how industry can engage with them, the funding programmes they run and how to engage. There will be speakers from support organisations on R&D Tax Credits and Knowledge Transfer Partnership, two government funded schemes aimed at helping research active companies grow and prosper.
Finally, all those attending will be invited to a dinner.
This event takes place on 7th June from 9 am to 8.30 pm in Pembroke Building (P129 & P13)) at the University of Greenwich Medway Campus. Registration is required. Click here to secure a space.