Lightweight Manufacturing Centre Workshop

Tuesday 28th May 2019


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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

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