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University of Wolverhampton -Telford Innovation Campus
Wednesday 6 July 2022
ALFED is hosting this networking event, designed to create awareness and introduce developments in new alloys, processes, and manufacturing techniques to the wider automotive industry.
This is an intensive day, where we will explore aluminium’s demonstrated light weighting properties, and applications.
Featuring guest speakers from Ford Motor Company, Gestamp UK and 3M
Open to the whole automotive industry – Tier 1, 2 and others; automotive sub‑contractors and manufacturers. Participants are encouraged to extend invitations to their customers, suppliers and interested parties.
The main programme will cover strictly education information and advances in aluminium and applications. Two break-out rooms are available for networking and for any company which wishes to have a display (please contact ALFED to arrange).
The University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus is home to the Engineering branch of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Noted for their expertise in ALM and composite materials, the campus also features University of Wolverhampton Racing (UWR), the factory development team for Morgan Motor Company and the only student team to compete in the Praga Cup.
Full details and registration can be found at AUTOMOTIVE FORUM
Programme Chair: Michael Horan
08:30 Registration & Refreshments
09:30 Introduction from University
09:45 Welcome from the Chair of ALFED’s Automotive Sector Forum, Mr Michael Horan
10:15 Alan Banks, Ford Motor Company – Automotive Lightweight Strategy
10.45 Phil Potter, GESTAMP UK – Developments required of the aluminium industry for wider use of aluminium and extrusions
11:10 Mark White – Aluminium Automotive Developments
11:30 Coffee Break and Networking
12:00 Prof Geoff Scamans, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoval Technology – Alloy Developments
12:20 Dr Evgenia Yakushina, PhD, CEng MIMechE, Advanced Forming Research Centre – Developments in Sheet Forming
12:40 Alexis Skubich, Automotive Development Manager, Norsk Hydro – Extrusion Developments in Aluminium
13:00 Lunch in the Refectory
14:00 Antonio Pagliuco, Senior Specialist – Automotive and Transportation BIW Chassis/Body, 3M – Developments in Bonding
14:20 Stephen Drag, European Metal Recycling – Scrap and the Circular Economy
14:40 Sullivan Smith, TWI – The Welding Institute – Developments in Welding
15:00 SMMT – Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders