Innovation and Technology Theatre

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innovation and technology Theatre

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Engineering | Manufacturing | Process | Productivity | Case Studies

Looking for the latest developments in metal innovation and technology? This theatre is your opportunity to keep up with latest metals development for advanced manufacturing, access funding, boost competitiveness, and discover new industrial market applications and opportunities across various sectors from leading manufacturers and key stakeholders. Innovations in materials science and engineering offer enormous potential to boost next-generation manufacturing in the UK. There is a direct correlation between excellence in innovation and superior revenue growth. While there is no single roadmap for success in innovation, there are lessons that can be borrowed, tailored and made to work for any business.

Speakers include:

Dave Goddard, Sales Manager at Speira
Sales Manager
Tommy Moussis, Solution Architect at Graitec
Solution Architect
Michael Horan
Chief Executive Officer
Sherwood Stainless & Aluminium
Ulrich Schridde, Marketing & Sales Director at ALVANCE British Aluminium
Marketing & Sales Director
ALVANCE British Aluminium

All our sessions are free to attend and open for you to drop in as you please.

Wednesday 13th September 2023

10:30 -  10:55

Unlocking the Power of Steel Fabrication Data

How are fabricators able to leverage the value of their structural models for production? In this keynote presentation, Chris will demonstrate how you can connect the data from design to production and give visibility to everyone involved at every stage. By easily visualising the model from anywhere, you will see how it’s also possible to streamline those model data dependent processes with more […]

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Chris Gatehouse, Detailing & Manufacture Specialist at TrimbleChris Gatehouse Detailing & Manufacture Specialist
12:00 -  12:25

The Rise of 3D Printing in Metal Manufacturing and the Importance of Quality Control

Metal Additive manufacturing, or Metal 3D printing, has revolutionized component manufacture by allowing for the easy production of complex shapes with tight tolerances. Techniques such as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and electron beam melting (EBM) have given product engineers the ability to design intricate components that were previously impossible or too expensive to produce using traditional subtractive techniques. However, […]

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Dr. Maryam BeigMohamadi, Senior Application Scientist at Hitachi High-Tech Analytical ScienceMaryam Beig Mohamadi Senior Application Scientist
Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science
12:30 -  12:55

Novel pressing to reduce scrap in auto BiW parts

DeepForm Limited, a UK start-up, is revolutionising the automotive industry with their groundbreaking pressing technique aimed at minimising trimming scrap. By implementing this novel method, scrap reduction of up to 85% can be achieved, leading to significant emissions reductions and cost savings. Currently, the auto industry discards almost half of the metal purchased for body components due to excessive trimming. […]

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Chris Cleaver, CEO at DeepFormChris Cleaver CEO
Marcus Henry, Research Manager at Jaguar Land RoverMarcus Henry Research Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
13:00 -  13:25

The impact of industry 4.0 applications from design to fabrication

In this session, we will be exploring case studies and the core application of Industry 4.0. Discover how it’s used to monitor and control your machinery and equipment in real time by putting sensors at every step of the production process. In addition, we will explore how you can take your BIM model from design to fabrication with solutions like […]

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Tommy Moussis, Solution Architect at GraitecTommy Moussis Solution Architect
13:30 -  14:20

Critical Minerals: Securing the Future of UK Advanced Engineering and Energy Transition

The panel discussion aims to provide insights into the challenges, opportunities and strategies related to critical minerals in the context of UK advanced engineering (alloys) and energy transition (batteries). It will foster a comprehensive discussion among experts and stakeholders, highlighting the importance of mining, processing and recovery/recycling in securing the future of UK manufacturing. The panel will also explore the […]

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Jamie Afnaim, Co-Founder at UnimetalsJamie Afnaim Co-Founder
Kirsty Benham, Founder at Critical Minerals AssociationKirsty Benham Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Critical Minerals Association
Lucy Smith, Ventures Lead at the Materials Processing InstituteLucy Smith Ventures Lead
Materials Processing Institute
14:30 -  14:55

New Thinking: How to make innovation a core process.

This talk is the warmup act for the clever people on the Innovation Panel. Think “Have I got news for you”, scheduled before “Question Time”. Challenging; hopefully thought provoking; but not taking itself too seriously. It is meant to refocus us all on the compelling need to transform our businesses and industries and to provide some ideas, shared experience, and […]

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Michael HoranMichael Horan Chief Executive Officer
Sherwood Stainless & Aluminium
15:00 -  15:50

Exploring Cutting-Edge Innovations in Aluminium Applications

Delve into the innovative and transformative uses of aluminium across various industries showcasing real-world case studies that highlight how aluminium is utilised to create lightweight durable and sustainable solutions. The session will cover examples from both primary and secondary aluminium production.

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Andrew Tarrant, Director Applications Engineering at Materion CorporationAndrew Tarrant Director Applications Engineering
Materion Corporation
Andy Doran, Senior Manager, Sustainability & Recycling Development, Novelis EuropeAndy Doran Senior Manager, Sustainability & Recycling Development
Novelis Europe
Dave Goddard, Sales Manager at SpeiraDave Goddard Sales Manager
Jan Lukaszewski Technical Manager at ALFEDJan Lukaszewski Technical Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Prakash Srirangam, Associate Professor at University of Warwick - WMGPrakash Srirangam Associate Professor
University of Warwick - WMG
Ulrich Schridde, Marketing & Sales Director at ALVANCE British AluminiumUlrich Schridde Marketing & Sales Director
ALVANCE British Aluminium

Thursday 14th September 2023

10:00 -  10:25

Connecting the dots between Detailing & Manufacturing

Connected Construction’ recently has become a hot topic, especially in the last 2 years during the pandemic. But what does it actually mean in practice for the Metals industry? Learn how Connected Construction workflows enable a structural model (and its data) to be used from design to manufacture, ultimately resulting in more sustainable outcomes by evaluating carbon, reducing waste, and […]

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Craig Johnson, Business Development Manager UK & Ireland - Detailing & Manufacturing - Structures Division at Trimble Solutions (UK) LtdCraig Johnson Business Development Manager
10:30 -  11:20

Connected Construction: the Technologies Empowering the Metal Industry

Discover the transformative impact of Connected Construction in the metal sector. This panel discussion will explore how constructible data and a streamlined flow of information are helping cut costs and improve efficiencies in design, detailing, fabrication and manufacturing. Get a closer look at the potential of extended reality, robotics and automation in empowering professionals to optimise projects like never before. Join […]

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Duncan Reed, Business Development Manager at Trimble Inc.Duncan Reed Business Development Manager
Matthew Hastwell, Innovation Manager at Wareing BuildingsMatthew Hastwell Innovation Manager
Wareing Buildings
Simon Chatwin, Technical Director at Design4StructuresSimon Chatwin Technical Director
Sunny Bansal, Engineering Director at Lindapter InternationalSunny Bansal Engineering Director
Lindapter International
11:30 -  12:20

Future of Construction: Designing for Deconstruction and Structural Steel Reuse

Are you ready to shape the future of construction and drive sustainability across the entire supply chain? Discover how architects, contractors, clients, and stakeholders can navigate challenges and deliver a Net-Zero construction industry. From Legacy Buildings to Net-Zero Future: Explore a series of pioneering projects that shed light on the complexities of deconstructing legacy buildings and maximising material reuse. Delve […]

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Bill Firth, General Manager Business Development at emrBill Firth General Manager Business Development
Michael SamsonMichael Sansom Sustainability Manager
Seb Fossey, Managing Director at McGee GroupSeb Fossey Group Managing Director
McGee Group
Simon Hatherley, Senior Building Performance Architect Senior Building Performance Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris​​Simon Hatherley Senior Building Performance Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Simon Nicholas, Managing Director (UK) at Robert Bird GroupSimon Nicholas Managing Director (UK)
Robert Bird Group
12:30 -  12:55

Unleashing the potential of “Materials as a Service” strategy to deliver sustainability

In this keynote presentation, we will dive into the revolutionary concept of “Materials as a Service” (MaaS) and its potential to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable production, with a specific focus on building and construction applications. The building and construction sector is a significant contributor to resource depletion and environmental impact. However, by adopting a MaaS strategy, we […]

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Billy Kingsbury, CEO at thyssenkrupp Materials UKBilly Kingsbury Chief Executive Officer
thyssenkrupp Materials UK
Justin Price, Managing Director at BrickabilityJustin Price Managing Director
Brickability Group PLC
13:00 -  13:25

Optima makes pioneering move with Hydro CIRCAL

At Optima, respect is one of our core values. We respect the environment; we respect our clients, and we respect each other. It is therefore a priority for us to ensure that we are reducing our impact on the environment with all the measures we are taking as a business. When faced with the question from specifiers of “why use […]

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Christian Mabey, Managing Director Optima Products LtdChristian Mabey Managing Director
Optima Products
Jake Richardson, Fabrication Sales Engineer at Norsk HydroJake Richardson Fabrication Sales Engineer
Norsk Hydro
William Beer, CEO of Tunley EngineeringWilliam Beer CEO
Tunley Engineering
13:30 -  13:55

Delivering Net Zero Building Case Study: Guidance and Lessons for the Metal Sector

Discover the path to a sustainable future of metal use in construction as AHMM shares groundbreaking insights from their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) research collaboration with UCL’s Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE). Join us for a captivating session that explores innovative approaches to deliver net-zero carbon buildings in complex commercially driven projects and and reflect on lessons for […]

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James Thomas, Associate at Allford Hall Monaghan MorrisJames Thomas Associate
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Simon Hatherley, Senior Building Performance Architect Senior Building Performance Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris​​Simon Hatherley Senior Building Performance Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
14:00 -  14:50

Real Buildings Driving Real Results: The Impact of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) on Quality, Safety, and Productivity

Join us for a captivating panel discussion that explores the transformative power of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in driving improved quality, safety, and productivity in real building projects. In this session, industry experts and thought leaders will delve into the practical applications and benefits of DfMA. They will share their experiences and insights on how adopting DfMA principles […]

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Matthew Teague, Senior Architect at Tata SteelMatthew Teague Senior Architect
Tata Steel
Nicola Moriarty, Director at Bryden WoodNicola Moriarty Director
Bryden Wood
Rory Bergin, Partner, Sustainable Futures at HTA Design LLPRory Bergin Partner, Sustainable Futures
HTA Design LLP
15:00 -  15:25

Hot Dip galvanizing – the innovative and circular solution for protection of vital national infrastructure

An answer to the challenge of sustainable construction and the circular economy? Steel is essential to the technologies and solutions that meet society’s everyday needs and will continue to do so in the future. Whether it is for transport systems, infrastructure, housing, manufacturing, agriculture or energy, steel is widely recognised as the ‘permanent material in the circular economy’. Learn how […]

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Iqbal Johal, Marketing Manager at the Galvanizers AssociationIqbal Johal Marketing Manager
Galvanizers Association
William Smith, Director at the Galvanizers AssociationWilliam Smith Director
Galvanizers Association

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