This NATEP-sponsored workshop will focus on how aerospace suppliers can add value -- not just reduce cost -- for their customers by developing innovative manufacturing techniques.

Participants will be able to learn from successful NATEP projects.

They will also learn how large customer companies and supporting bodies like the Manufacturing Technology Centre can help.

NATEP is the UK's £40m programme to develop more than 100 new technologies in the aerospace supply chain between 2013 and 2017. Many of the NATEP projects are about developing new and innovative manufacturing technologies. For more information click here.

Draft agenda

08.30 Registration and coffee

Opening address: Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance

'Machine Connectivity and Manufacturing Intelligence’, Martin Kelman, ATS Applied Tech Systems Ltd *

Keynote address: Peter Winton, Global Process Owner – Tooling and Fixturing, Rolls-Royce plc

‘Process Optimisation for Aerospace Alloys – Machining Thin-walled Rings, Shaun Rowley, ANT Industries Ltd *

‘Process Optimisation for Aerospace Alloys – Thread Rolling’, Jason Aldridge, Arrowsmith Engineering Ltd *

‘Special Purpose Machines – Re-writing the Art of the Possible’, Philip Jackson and Marie Wells, MTC

11.00 Coffee break

‘Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture’, Andrew Morris, Silcoms Ltd *

‘Prepping Composite Moulds with Lasers For Enhanced Productivity and Quality’, Roger Hardacre, Advanced Laser Technology Ltd *

‘Abrasive Flow Machining of Integrally Bladed Rotors’, Neil Drurey, ITP Engines UK Ltd *

‘Introduction into Automated Design’, Alan Bennett and Vishnu Narayanan, MTC

Closing remarks: Andrew Mair

13.00 Lunch and optional tour of MTC

Price: Free Event

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