Lightweight Manufacturing Centre Workshop

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Advanced Forming Research Centre

85 Inchinnan Drive, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, PA4 9LJ

Venue information


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

The workshop aims to address:

  • Help define the scope of the Lightweighting Centre
  • The technology pull (i.e. the industrial involvement)
  • From an HVM Catapult perspective, where should the focus be?
  • Identify the academic base that can underpin the Lightweighting Centre
  • Discuss possible models for interaction between the academic base and the Lightweighting Centre
  • Possible routes to funding

Areas of interest include:

  • Additive manufacture.
  • Fibre development
  • Nanomaterials
  • Composites
  • New materials
  • Adhesives
  • Surface treatments
  • Packaging
  • Battery
  • Printed electronics
  • Processing, properties and chemistry