Event at The MTC to showcase Near-Net Shape & light weighting

Posted on 30 Aug 2015 by The Manufacturer

The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry and ESI UK are hosting a free, one day event offering engineers and manufacturers an insight into industrial applications of Near-Net Shape processes.

Delegates attending the event will gain an insight into global industrial developments and applications of Near-Net Shape processes, and discover what research is being undertaken to further advance these processes.

ESI UK Ltd. – a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping – is bringing together leading UK industry and academic experts with an agenda including speakers from:

  • The Manufacturing Technology Centre
    • “Designing for AM – Opportunities, Challenges, Next Steps”
      • Andrew Triantaphyllou – Design for Additive Manufacturing, technology area lead
  • BAE Systems
    • John Dunstan – head of New Product and Process Development Centre
  • High Temperature Research Centre – University of Birmingham
    • Nick Green – director
  • Castings Technologies International
    • “Shaping the future of Manufacturing Today: Casting Near-Net-Shape”
      • Richard Gould – commercial manager
  • ESI Group
    • ” Modelling Additive Manufacturing Processes”
      • Mustafa Megahed – manager Centre of Excellence CFD & Multiphysics

Manager of the Centre of Excellence CFD & Multiphysics, Mustafa Megahed explained: “The growth of additive manufacturing in industry is partly due to its customisation capabilities.

“Thanks to additive manufacturing, complex and functional products are manufacturable at lower cost and in shorter time spans than with traditional manufacturing processes. Numerical simulations are here to bring 3D printing to the next level.

Shaping the future of near-net shape and light weighting 

September 8, 2015

To take advantage of the event, network with industry peers and have a guided tour of the MTC facilities, click here and register

“Pioneer in the field of virtual prototyping with more than 40 years’ experience in material physics, ESI developed a multi-scale, multiphysics solution to characterise the physics associated with additive manufacturing processes. The aim is to reduce manufacturing defects such as porosities and distortions, and optimise production processes.”

Global EMEA marketing specialist for ESI UK Ltd., Hannah Amiss commented: “ESI is seeing first-hand the enormous benefits that Near-Net Shape processes are bringing to the manufacturing community.

“We are not only developing simulation tools to address this growing area, we are actively engaged in major European research projects such as AMAZE [Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products].

“Near-Net Shape processes not only make production more efficient, reducing time and waste cost, they are a key tool to achieving ever tightening targets. Targets such as light weighting for transportation OEMs and their supply chain. I’d recommend this event to anyone with an interest in making their production processes more efficient.”