The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre
The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre in Renfrew is a new part of the Scottish Government’s National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). It will focus on the manufacture of lightweight components for a range of industries in which lighter materials offer benefits, including, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, renewables, medical, marine and off-highway transport. It will deliver cutting-edge research and development projects involving lightweight materials in partnership with companies in Scotland
Prof Ian Bromphray – Presentation on LMC
Dr Heather Anderson – Presentation on NMIS
List of equipment available now at the LMC
Areas of interest include:
- Additive manufacture.
- Fibre development
- New materials
- Surface treatments
- Printed electronics
- Processing, properties and chemistry
The LMC team have suggested the items below for special consideration.
- Hybrid structures: multi-material, metallic + non-metallic (processing/forming simultaneously)
- Cathodic protection
- We need good surface energy to allow covalent bonding,
- Hard yet ductile
- Alternative pre-cursors for industrial fibres
- Mechanical performance
- Fibre matrix interactions
- Disbonding; the failure of a coating to adhere to its substrate.
- Solid-state batteries
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