The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is to hold an additive manufacturing conference at its facilities in Coventry, UK, this March.
The research and development organisation is the UK’s centre for additive manufacturing, and through its ‘Mastering AM: Sharing User Experience’ workshop, is hoping to bring together users of the technology to inspire continued implementation.
MTC wants to support the continued utilisation of 3D printing technologies for the production of end use parts, and thus the conference will cover a wide range of subject areas. These will include design for AM, feed-stock management, AM build processes, part finishing, inspection, certification and standards, health and safety, and facility design. Renault F1 and LPW Technology will be among the organisations presenting.
“This event will bring together experts and practitioners from across the UK’s manufacturing sector to share knowledge and experience which will help us take AM technology forward and help others with adoption and development,” David Wimpenny, National Centre Chief Technologist, MTC, commented. “It is vitally important that we learn from each other and this event provides a unique and long overdue platform for sharing information between new and established AM users.”
The free conference will be held on Wednesday 27th March, 2019, at the MTC Advanced Manufacturing Training City in Coventry. It will run from 09.00 to 16.30, with breakfast at 08.00. Registration for the event is now open. Those interested in attending can visit: www.the-mtc.org/MasteringAM.
MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham, and TWI Ltd, and has been supported by Innovate UK through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. It was set-up to help bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of manufacturing processes. Operating as the UK’s centre of AM, the organisation has worked closely with both academia and industry to educate, innovate, and develop standards for AM.