Materials Engineering

The Future of 3D Printing

Many companies that engage with GoPrint3D, soon to be Additive-X, are either new to Additive Manufacturing (AM) or have been deterred by perceived high entry costs of equipment, other companies are waiting to widen their AM capabilities. This talk will look at cost effective Additive Manufacturing, looking for the right solution and reducing the barriers to entry using case studies from our customer base to look at what can be achieved by replacing traditional manufactured parts for 3D Printed equivalents and how this has led to benefits beyond the item itself.

Metals Technology Webinar

Steels and non-ferrous alloys are the materials of choice for the majority of engineering applications. Engineers need a working understanding of how metal alloys are formulated and processed to optimise their material properties. This allows them to make informed decisions on product design, material selection & procurement, manufacturing operations, quality control and in-service performance. This webinar will introduce the fundamental concepts of alloy chemistry, shape forming and heat treatment processes used in all industry sectors from aerospace to biomedical.

Additive Manufacturing techniques in Formula 1

Pat was one of the early adopters of additive manufacturing (AM) within Formula 1 when the team acquired its first Stereolithography machine in 1998. Since then the department and the applications have expanded rapidly from function fit prototypes to include on vehicle applications, production tooling, casting patterns and windtunnel models. In this talk, Pat will walk you through the industry adoption of AM over this period and discuss how he sees this trend furthering into the future.

EOR development in the UK

Jonathan Thomas, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Energy Development Unit, DECC, speaks about EOR Development in the UK.

Engineer profile: Alice Younge, Medicine & Health

Alice Younge, PhD student at Imperial College London, talks about her research in biomechanical engineering. Alice Younge is a 25 year old mechanical engineer studying a PhD in Medical Engineering at Imperial College London. Specifically, Alice is conducting research into hip replacement therapies, finding out how to improve the quality of the hip implants that so many people rely on, and to ensure that the trauma that patients experience is kept to a minimum. Alice describes how her research into medical engineering has allowed her to marry her passion for engineering with a desire to help improve peoples lives. She also explains how she was inspired by her love of the humble bicycle! See http://www.engeneration.imeche.org/case-studies/Engineers+in+action/ for more profiles of young engineers.



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