14 - 16 May 2024 | Conference

The Digital Materials and Metals Manufacturing 2024 Conference

Date :
14 May 2024 - 16 May 2024
Time :
All Day
Location :
The Cutlers’ Hall
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Hosted in Sheffield’s historic Cutlers Hall, Digital Materials and Metals Manufacturing is a 2-day conference, looking at how digitisation can aid manufacturing in the high-value materials supply chain.

The event on May 15th and 16th will include talks from industry experts and academics, covering topics such as digital twins, cyber-physical systems, forging and forming, digital passports, and the successful applications of digital tools.

As part of the events surrounding the inaugural Digital Materials and Metals Manufacturing conference in Sheffield, we are delighted to be hosting a sandpit event aimed at early career participants on May 14th, sponsored by Outreach at Royce.

Focused on developing skills that can readily be applied to all activities and aspects of research and development, the sandpit looks to be a great introduction into outreach and scientific communication. Facilitated by Colin Hunter, CEO of Potential-2, the event will be working with the Hawley collection based out of Sheffield’s Kelham Island museum. It will focus on developing ideas through the Design Thinking Process. The output of the event will be the creation of a new installation for their gallery.

Run by a passionate group of volunteers, the Hawley collection is a uniquely important collection of tools spanning the history of toolmaking in Sheffield and beyond. The collection combines a vast amount of finished artifacts with several items in various stages of manufacture. This gives a wonderful overview of tool manufacturing and provides an excellent opportunity to link the industrial heritage of the region with the latest understanding in materials science and manufacturing.

The collection was created by Ken Hawley (29 June 1927-15 August 2014), who saw it as a tribute to the craftsmanship, skills, and excellence of the people of Sheffield.