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Materials in Manufacturing the Future

Date :
27 October 2022
Time :
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location :
Royce Hub Building
Event Type :
Seminar Series

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The Henry Royce Institute, in collaboration with the LightForm EPSRC Programme grant, is running a seminar series showcasing the research at Manufacturing the Future EPSRC funded projects.

The series will increase awareness of ongoing research in these projects, to inspire multidisciplinary collaborations between the grant holders and their institutions, and to introduce the Manufacturing the Future EPSRC funded projects to the wider materials community.

Events will be held in-person at the Royce Hub Building in Manchester, and will also be available to attend online.


Please see the list of upcoming talks below, with further talks scheduled throughout the year.


Thurs 6 October
Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub
Prof Geraint Jewell, University of Sheffield

Thurs 27 October
Future Advanced Metrology Hub

Prof Dame Jane Jiang, University of Huddersfield

Thurs 10 Nov
Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

Prof Richard Hague, University of Nottingham

Thurs 24 November
The Future Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation Research Hub

Prof Alastair Florence, University of Strathclyde

Thurs 8 December
AirGuide Photonics
Prof David Richardson, University of Southampton


The LightForm EPSRC programme grant is a 5 year multidisciplinary project, led by The University of Manchester with partners at University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London. LightForm is targeting the foundation science topics essential for innovation in manufacturing producing the next generation of wrought light-alloy (Al, Mg & Ti) components by the UK transport manufacturing sector. The programme grant brings together excellence in materials engineering (University of Manchester), process modelling (University of Cambridge) and advanced forming technologies (Imperial College London) to deliver enabling research, prioritised by industry, required to develop higher performance and more mass-efficient wrought products that are innovative, cheaper to manufacture and more environmentally sustainable.


Past Events

24 March
New Wire Additive Manufacturing (NEWAM)
Prof Stewart Williams and Dr Jialuo Ding, Cranfield University

Thurs 5 May
National Hub in High Value Photonic Manufacturing
Prof Sir David Payne, University of Southampton

Thurs 9 June
Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added Products
Prof Xichun Luo, University of Strathclyde

Thurs 23 June
Uncovering Fundamental Mechanisms to Enable Sustainable Steel Manufacturing & critical technology assessment of the viability of future UK steel production
Dr Zushu Li, University of Warwick

Thurs 7 July
SUSTAIN Manufacturing Hub
Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce, University of Swansea

Thurs 15 September
‘Hetero-print’: A holistic approach to transfer-printing for heterogeneous integration in manufacturing
Prof Peter Skabara, University of Glasgow