Wednesday, July 22, 2015

News: Rotherham to host global advanced manufacturing conference

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The Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham is to host the global metalworking industry's premier aerospace conference, TRAM 2015.

Presented by University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Gardner Business Media and the Royal Aeronautical Society, the conference programme is collaboration between industry, academia and the media, spotlighting the latest trends in aerospace manufacturing.

The AMRC started TRAM in 2009 as a means of transferring advanced manufacturing technologies to business leaders and engineers in the aerospace supply chain. Since then, TRAM, which stands for Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials, has taken place alongside the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. It is back in the UK this November offering the most relevant insight from top executives, professors and engineers on the cutting edge of research and development.

Based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, the AMRC is a world-class centre for innovative research and focuses on advanced machining and materials research. It is a partnership between industry and academia, which has become a model for research centres worldwide.

Adrian Allen, commercial director at The AMRC, said: "We are delighted to be able to bring this prestigious event back to the Sheffield region.

"TRAM will not only give companies in the aerospace supply chain a vital insight into developing technologies, it also gives this region a chance to showcase the skills and capabilities that make it a world leader for advanced manufacturing."

John Silker, chief executive at Magna, added: "We are very excited that the organisers have chosen Magna to hold this major international conference. It's a fantastic opportunity to prove that Magna can attract international business to South Yorkshire, and it shows that we have a venue here that can cater for business events of this scale. It shows that this area is at the forefront of modern manufacturing and what better place to hold such an event but at Magna which is a cathedral to industry."

Set in the former Templeborough steelworks, Magna is a family attraction with more than 100 hands-on exhibits. It also hosts regular school trips and has unique event space that can cater for anything from five to 5,000 people.

Taking place on November 10 and 11, TRAM 2015 has already secured speakers from the likes of Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Siemens and BAE Systems.

TRAM 2015 website

Images: Magna

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