UK seminar to focus on new opportunities for powder technology

February 15, 2012

The Powders Group of the UK’s Materials Knowledge Transfer Network is organising a one-day seminar, to be held on 22 March 2012 in Loughborough, UK, entitled ‘Powders rise to the challenge of 21st century manufacturing’. The meeting will be an open innovation event aimed at matching the challenges in a number of selected key application sectors with relevant technology solutions from innovative providers within the particulates community.

Invited speakers from the following application sectors will outline key drivers and challenges and consequent implications for product performance:

  • Aerospace
  • Energy Generation & Supply
  • Medical Devices
  • Engineered Materials

In response to these defined needs, “solution providers” from the particulates community working in ceramics, powder metals, magnetic materials and surface engineering will:

  • provide brief presentations on their technology offerings
  • support these with table-top exhibits
  • be available for networking and one-to-one meetings during the day with potential customers or collaborators

This event is aimed at offering new development and exploitation opportunities in products and processes through collaborations involving both industry and academia.


Meeting Programme

Morning Plenary Session:

Definition of the key drivers and challenges and the implications for product performance in selected application sectors:

  • Aerospace sector – Speaker tba
  • Energy Generation & Supply sector – Steve Osgerby, Alstom Power
  • Engineered Materials sector – Mike Murray, Morgan plc
  • Medical Devices sector – Ken Brummitt, DePuy International
  • Materials KTN assistance in accessing the Venture Capital Community – Robert Quarshie, Materials KTN


Networking opportunities and one-to-one meetings between application sector and technology providers



Presentations on technology solutions to the defined sector needs

Brief presentations from solution providers within the Powders Group community, including:

  • Adaptive Instruments
  • Arnold Magnetics
  • Ceram Research (2 presentations)
  • Commercial Catalysts
  • Critical Pharmaceuticals
  • eminate
  • Innovnano

  • Ionotec
  • Laser Cladding Technology
  • LPW Technology
  • Magnet Applications
  • Monitor Coatings
  • NASTRAC Consortium members (6 presentations)
  • Polygauss
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester University (2 groups)
  • Southampton University

The meeting will conclude with optional tours of facilities at Loughborough University

To register for this event, please go to the events page of the Materials KTN website    


Alternatively contact David Whittaker at [email protected]  


Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

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