Review of AMRC – Namtec Annual Conference 2012

Asmet was pleased to exhibit at the successful Namtec – AMRC Annual Conference on Wednesday 17th October.

The event was well attended by a large number of delegates from leading companies in the metals sector including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace and Sheffield Forgemasters and provided a fascinating insight into the technology challenges and developments in advanced metals manufacturing.

Asmet displayed the very latest in metallurgical process control systems including ATAS® Metstar for advanced thermal analysis, Novaflow and Solid CV for advanced casting simulation, and our new, improved portable ATAS® units for process and material trials.

Andrew Parker, Operations Manager at Asmet commented ‘It was particularly interesting to hear from Professor Keith Ridgway, Research Director and co-founder of the AMRC about how important it is for the UK to produce the large castings required for the new generation of wind and nuclear power – quite simply, if UK foundries do not produce them, the UK will also lose out on the machining work and the whole supply chain will lose out.’

Don Tittensor also reflected on the presentation by Jesus Talamantes-Silva, Research and Development Director at Sheffield Forgemasters International. ‘There was a focus on the advanced casting and forging techniques used by Sheffield Forgemasters and how computer systems for design, simulation and data measurement help them to produce some of the largest, most complex castings in the world. Asmet has long invested in the latest metallurgical process control systems and we believe that their price, performance and demands from castings end users make a compelling case for foundries to invest in this technology.’

Other presentations included the advanced metals manufacturing techniques and materials for aerospace by GKN Aerospace, developments at the Advanced Manufaturing Park in Sheffield, the Samulet II project (Strategic Affordable Manufacturing in the UK through Leading Environmental Technology) led by Rolls Royce, high pressure & high temperature valve development by BEL Valves, and an update on The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC).

For more information on the event please follow this external Link to The AMRC – NAMTEC Annual Conference and Dinner 2012 Schedule. 

Asmet has been a member of the NAMTEC manufacturing forum since its launch in 2011 and has a wealth of experience in technical innovation and consultancy for the production of specialised high quality castings. Whether you are a UK Customer, or one of our growing base of European and international customers, If you’ve got a particular project that you need help with or you want to learn more about our specialist product range, please contact our Sales and Technical Team via our Contact Us page.

Pictured below is Asmet’s Technical Sales Manager, Don Tittensor in discussions on the Asmet stand:-

Asmet AMRC Namtec Conference


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