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AMRC Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in the Automotive Sector 

Organiser: AMRC
Date: Thurssday,  28th September 2017
Venue: AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre

The automotive sector faces significant technological changes in the coming years such as:
•             Lightweighting
•             The increase in electric vehicles and the reduction in the demand for internal combustion engines
•             The development of connected autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars)
•             Digital manufacturing

These developments will have significant implications for manufacturing technologies and the supply chain.

The AMRC Forum will host industry experts as well as small and large companies who have embraced new technology to exploit opportunities.

 Speakers from:

•             Ricardo
•             Jaguar Land Rover
•             Tinsley Bridge
•             SW Machines
•             AMRC

For more information and to register for this event please click HERE


3D Printing: e-learning and Practical Demo Workshop 

Organiser: AMRC
Thurssday,  29th September 2017 and 24t hOctober 2017
AMRC Training Centre

The 3DPrism (3D Printing Skills for Manufacturing) project has been set up to improve 3D printing skills, training and resources for the manufacturing sector.

As part of the project, e-training modules, that meet the needs of the sector, are currently being developed covering the wide range of additive manufacturing processes, materials, software and hardware variants currently used in industry. These modules will be incorporated into a massive open online course framework (MOOC).

At this workshop you will be able to:
Evaluate and influence the content of this new e-learning resource.
Have a go at the training modules, which have been designed specifically for 3D printer operators & technicians, and see how well you do in the online quiz at the end of each section.
Gain first-hand, practical experience of operating the AMRC's state-of-the-art 3D printing software and hardware.

To register please click HERE


Failure investigation for non materials experts

Organiser: Materials and Engineering Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University
Date: 7th October and 10th November 2017 
Venue: Sheffield Hallam University - City Campus, Howard Street,Sheffield, S1 1WB

The trend for small engineering / manufacturing businesses to have no in-house materials expertise reduces their ability to diagnose and respond to, in-process and in-service failures. Such failures can constitute a crisis for a small business, particularly when they occur in-service. Equally, routine and well-informed investigation and solving of failures, particularly during processing and manufacture, is vital to a well-founded quality management system and often signposts the direction for useful innovation that can bring competitive advantage through new techniques / processes / products or by reduction of waste / re-work in an existing process.

Register online, obtain further details about the 2-day workshop HERE



Connect Sheffield Business Conference & Exhibition

Date: Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Sheffield City Region sits in a strategic location at the heart of the UK. It is home to a range of high quality, innovative businesses belonging to a wide range of economic sectors that together make it an attractive place to live, work, visit and invest.

This event will offer a platform for businesses to hear from a high calibre line-up of professional businesses and leading speakers, network with likeminded business individuals and to meet suppliers and service providers who can deliver business solutions.

We invite business people from across and outside the region to attend and showcase the fantastic services and products they have on offer.

This event is free to attend and exhibition stand spaces are available.

Wednesday, 19th October 2017, 9am-4pm. Venue Ponds Forge

Book your place here


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