ESI hosts Near-Net Shape Processes and Light Weighting Event

ESI UK Ltd., a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping, will bring together leading UK industry and academic experts at a free one day event, “Shaping the future of Near-Net and Light Weighting”, which will be held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on Tuesday 8th September 2015.

The field of Near-Net Shape (NNS) manufacturing encompasses a wide range of innovative techniques for the accelerated and sustainable production of parts.  It is particularly suitable for the production of complex geometries, for customised production, and small batch sizes.

This event will explore how these new technologies can produce components that contribute to light weighting (or mass reduction) of road and rail vehicles, as well as ships and aircraft, reducing fuel consumption and thus also the carbon dioxide emissions.

Delegates attending this free event can expect to gain an insight into recent developments in Near-Net Shape process, and learn what processes are being developed and the results that can be achieved. Speakers will also explain the drivers for these developments, and explore the future for the field.

The one day event consists of a series of thirty minute presentations. Organisations providing speakers include:

  • Castings Technology International

    • Richard Gould, Commercial manager presenting “Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Today: Casting Near-Net-Shape”

  • The MTC discussing the new National Centre for Net Shape and Additive Manufacturing;

  • BAE Systems on Additive Manufacturing; and

  • ESI Group on simulation tool development.

Hannah Amiss, Global EMEA Marketing Specialist for ESI UK Ltd., commented “ESI is seeing first-hand the enormous benefits that Near-Net Shape processes are bringing to the manufacturing community.  We are not only developing simulation tools to address this growing area, we are actively engaged in major European research projects such as AMAZE on Additive Manufacturing.

“Near-Net Shape processes not only make production more efficient, reducing time and waste cost, they are a key tool to achieving ever tightening targets. Targets such as light weighting for transportation OEMs and their supply chain. I’d recommend this event to anyone with an interest in making their production processes more efficient.”

To reserve a place please call Hannah Amiss on 01543 397900 or visit the webpage:

Publish Dates: 
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 08:45
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