High-value manufacturing in the 21st century requires the development of innovative processes to:
(i) reduce cycle times and costs so that productivity and higher profitability are maximised, and
(ii) enhance performance and quality whilst reducing environmental impact.
To achieve this, the required development and intensification of modern manufacturing necessitates a broader use of higher temperatures, forces, deformations and loading rates. Understanding these mechanisms is essential in developing new transformative manufacturing processes of the future.
In the workshop we shall explore future manufacturing trends and challenges which must be addressed to maintain UK’s competitiveness within the global economy. Research outcomes of an ongoing UK/India
collaborative project in Modelling of advanced materials for simulation of transformative manufacturing processes and other relevant research will be disseminated.
Prof. Roger Reed University of Oxford
Prof. Sam Turner Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, The University of Sheffield
Mr Harald Egner Manufacturing Technology Center
Dr Paul Blackwell Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Dr Peter S Theobald University of Cardiff