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SMECluster Event 5 – AI on the Shop Floor

How is Artificial Intelligence supporting businesses to improve their productivity and efficiency at the shop floor level? What are the areas that the major players in industry are focusing on in the next few years? ... hot on the heels of Industry 4.0 ... are we ready for something new already? to find out more ... register before all the places go!

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17/10/2019

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09/10/2019 ASTUTE 2020 News

Academia Research Supports NDT Testing Specialists in Continuing to Promote Cutting Edge Engineering and Manufacturing in Wales

The project was a collaboration between Swansea University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and TWI. As a direct result of the collaboration, two new jobs have been created at the Port Talbot facility, allowing TWI to modify the current design of their ultrasonic water couplant delivery system in the IntACom device.

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09/10/2019

METAL - Environmental Impact and Sustainability

With focus on the environment ever increasing and legislation rapidly changing it is becoming more important to understand the influence industry has on the environment. This course provides an education into current legislation and the influence industry is having on the environment. Location: Newtown College, Powys

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Darwin Gray: Change Management - Expert Panel

Hear from industry experts to discuss the current technical and commercial challenges faced by the manufacturing sector and, more importantly, how to address them.

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24/09/2019

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24/09/2019

METAL - Joining Technology

Joining methods are widely used throughout manufacturing. This course offers an education in the principles of a broad range of joining techniques including welding, riveting, fasteners and adhesives.

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11/09/2019

METAL - Manufacturing Technology

This course provides an overview of common manufacturing processes for product realization, material selection, automation and disruptive manufacturing technologies. The role of additive manufacturing, sustainability, and benefits of modelling and certain software packages that complement manufacturing will be explored.

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17th International Conference in Manufacturing Research

Invitation to participate in the 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2019) at Queen's University Belfast, UK, on 10-12 Sep 2019. The conference will include keynote presentations by internationally renowned researchers and industrialists, as well as papers from academia and industry, exploring all core areas of manufacturing engineering. Initiated by The Consortium of UK University Manufacturing and Engineering (COMEH), ICMR has been the UK’s main manufacturing research conference for 34 years and an international conference since 2003 – bringing researchers, academics and industrialists together to share their vision, knowledge and experience, and discuss emerging trends and new challenges.

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10/09/2019

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Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 5 Roadshow - Swansea

A4I Round 5 (Phase 1) will open on 29th July. UK businesses of any size can get access to cutting-edge R&D expertise and facilities. After four successful rounds, which between them have supported over 400 companies, Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 5 (Phase 1) will open on the 29 July. A4I is a programme that gives UK businesses of any size access to cutting-edge R&D expertise and facilities to help solve problems that they have been unable to tackle using standard technologies and techniques. It might be around product reliability, cost or product lifetime.

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30/07/2019

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30/07/2019 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Administrator

The dynamic ASTUTE 2020 Technical Delivery (TD) Team at Swansea are looking for an enthusiastic administrator to join the team, to provide effective and efficient administration of the ASTUTE 2020 operation.

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24/07/2019

METAL - Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment

This course provides an understanding of the interrelationship between material properties at the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic scale which underpin the mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites, and reviews the wide range of test methodologies that have been developed to accurately measure the properties of each group of materials.

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10/07/2019

METAL - Corrosion and Coatings Technology

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the world of corrosion, the electrochemical mechanisms and methods for preventing corrosion. A good understanding will also be gained of corrosion protective coatings and the technology used to apply them.

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Autolink 2019

Autolink, an event specifically geared towards the Welsh auto industry supply chain, will take place at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday 19 June. The event will focus on innovation, supply chain opportunities and government support for companies in the industry. There is also set to be a Brexit update. It will feature presentations from prestige car manufacturer Aston Martin and Williams Advanced Engineering.

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19/06/2019

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METAL - Arc Welding

The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal. The course covers the range of static and dynamic testing techniques used for assessing weld quality and the major types and causes of weld defects.

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19/06/2019

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Leading Growth through Future Manufacturing Technologies

ASTUTE 2020, ION leadership and NatWest have joined forces for this event where attendees will hear from academics and industry specialists on the importance of developing a leadership mindset and find out more about how such a mindset can have a positive impact on productivity, innovation and business growth.

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18/06/2019

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12/06/2019

METAL - Practical Metallurgy

This course provides the attendee with the practical abilities to carry out sample preparation and testing as well as the theoretical knowledge to interpret results.

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05/06/2019

METAL - Environmental Impact and Sustainability

With focus on the environment ever increasing and legislation rapidly changing it is becoming more important to understand the influence industry has on the environment. This course provides an education into current legislation and the influence industry is having on the environment.

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World Environment Day 2019 - Building a Sustainable Future

Come and join us on World Environment Day 2019 at The Waterfront Museum to find out about the funding that is available to support collaborative research and development and some of the measures your organisation can take to become more sustainable. Opportunities to network and pitch your business’ environmental challenges. Hear how scientists at Swansea University are collaborating with partners across the world on a range of research, from understanding the scale and effects of climate change through to developing new technologies and solutions to support a more sustainable future. From understanding the effects and scale of climate change to developing sustainable homes that can power themselves, technologies to turn plastics in to hydrogen fuel for cars and to store solar energy and mitigate CO2 emissions.

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05/06/2019

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22/05/2019

METAL - Arc Welding

The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal. The course covers the range of static and dynamic testing techniques used for assessing weld quality and the major types and causes of weld defects.

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Innovation & Skills for Manufacturing Roadshow

As the economic benefits of innovation are realised through businesses, research, skills, workplace practices, and management, collaboration is critical to maximising the value of innovation. Hear first-hand from EU funded operations ASTUTE 2020, METAL and M2A about the support on offer to help your business upskill your workforce, exploit opportunities for collaboration, and ultimately gain competitive advantages. Multiple Locations across Wales.

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21/05/2019

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16/05/2019 ASTUTE 2020 News

Swansea University to offer free roadshows to boost industry’s success

Three Swansea University projects designed to help the manufacturing industry in Wales are joining forces to host free roadshows this month.

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METAL - Introduction to Materials Engineering

This course provides an insight into the world of materials engineering and gives an overview of both physical and mechanical properties of different materials.

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01/05/2019

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30/04/2019

METAL - Advanced Imaging and Materials Characterisation Techniques

This module will shape your understanding of the principles of microscopy and spectroscopy by exploring your subject from atoms to applications.

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24/04/2019

METAL -Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

This course is designed to give an overview into Computer Aided Design (CAD) using both 3D & 2D design methods. The skills learned are generic and easily transferable to any modern parametric CAD system.

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METAL - Energy and Power

This course is designed to guide attendees through the main concepts of electrical power generation and use. Scientific concepts will be backed up using real life examples taken from a typical steam powered generation plant. At the end of this course attendees should be able to demonstrate an appreciable understanding of design elements of a steam and gas power station considering efficiency and power losses. In addition, the attendees will have an enhanced understanding of the importance of fuels and water quality.

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21/04/2019

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METAL - Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment

This course provides an understanding of the interrelationship between material properties at the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic scale which underpin the mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites, and reviews the wide range of test methodologies that have been developed to accurately measure the properties of each group of materials.

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10/04/2019

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03/04/2019

KESS 2 Open call announcement for companies based in West Wales and the Valleys looking for a Masters student research project – Deadline 30th April 2019

The KESS office in Swansea University currently have an open call for industry 12 month MSc by Research and MRes projects starting in October 2019. We have availability for up to 5 research Masters scholarships for KESS 2 working with industry partners based in West Wales and the Valleys. For information on applying please contact Mike McMahon on 01792 606282 or email m.p.mcmahon@swansea.ac.uk.

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18/03/2019

Building on Our Strengths for the Future

Ceri Jones, Director of Swansea University’s Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS) talks about the University’s plans in light of BREXIT, reaching new milestones, and our commitment to our partners and stakeholders.

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14/03/2019

KESS 2 Open call announcement for companies based in West Wales and the Valleys looking for a Masters student research project – Deadline 29th March 2019

The KESS office in Swansea University currently have an open call for industry 12 month MSc by Research and MRes projects starting in October 2019. We have availability for up to 18 research Masters scholarships for KESS 2 working with industry partners based in West Wales and the Valleys. For information on applying please contact Mike McMahon on 01792 606282 or email m.p.mcmahon@swansea.ac.uk.

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METAL - Manufacturing Technology

This course provides an overview of common manufacturing processes for product realization, material selection, automation and disruptive manufacturing technologies. The role of additive manufacturing, sustainability, and benefits of modelling and certain software packages that complement manufacturing will be explored.

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06/03/2019

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SME Manufacturing Support

The Welsh Government is to host a number of events around Wales to sign post Manufacturing Support that SMEs can tap in to. Welsh Government will discuss inform and advise companies; what we know about the effects of BREXIT, how to get help with continuous improvement, support packages that are available, innovation support, apprenticeships, case studies from Welsh companies with opportunities to enter their supply chain and a platform for you to voice your opinions/concerns regarding the future success of the manufacturing sector in Wales.

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05/03/2019

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The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) - Chemicals EU Exit Events

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is hosting a series of free one day stakeholder events covering EU Exit and its impact on the chemical regime. The day will include updates and latest information for all of the Chemicals regimes which includes Plant Protection Products (PPP), Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP), Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regimes.

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01/03/2019

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SME Manufacturing Support

The Welsh Government is to host a number of events around Wales to sign post Manufacturing Support that SMEs can tap in to. Welsh Government will discuss inform and advise companies; what we know about the effects of BREXIT, how to get help with continuous improvement, support packages that are available, innovation support, apprenticeships, case studies from Welsh companies with opportunities to enter their supply chain and a platform for you to voice your opinions/concerns regarding the future success of the manufacturing sector in Wales.

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19/02/2019

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Innovation & Knowledge Exchange - Investing in future manufacturing technologies

Future Manufacturing Technologies i.e. disruptive technologies have been identified globally as a priority area for nations that wish their manufacturing sector to remain relevant with major economic wealth-creating activities. Hear first-hand from ASTUTE 2020, NatWest Business and Industry Wales about the support on offer to help your business exploit opportunities and gain competitive advantages.

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07/02/2019

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METAL - Corrosion and Coatings Technology

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the world of corrosion, the electrochemical mechanisms and methods for preventing corrosion. A good understanding will also be gained of corrosion protective coatings and the technology used to apply them.

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05/02/2019

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ION: Leading Business Growth through Change

ION Leadership create learning opportunities and “lightbulb moments” by asking successful business leaders to share their success stories. Join us at the Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant for our first ‘Leadership Conversation’ event of 2019 where guests will: Hear from successful business leaders on how businesses grow through periods of change: - Take part in an interactive activity - Find out more about ION Leadership - Network with local business leaders

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24/01/2019

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METAL - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

This course is designed to give an overview into Computer Aided Design (CAD) using both 3D & 2D design methods. The skills learned are generic and easily transferable to any modern parametric CAD system.

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23/01/2019

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Cardiff Materials Network Conference

The Materials Research Network's inaugural conference connects researchers from across disciplines and Schools to start conversations and inspire collaborations. We'll provide as many interactions as possible to help attendees meet and learn about each other’s research.

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17/01/2019

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METAL - Practical Metallurgy

This course provides the attendee with the practical abilities to carry out sample preparation and testing as well as the theoretical knowledge to interpret results.

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16/01/2019

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3rdiLEGO Workshop

Circularity in Industry: How can waste valorisation add value to organisations and supply chains? This workshop brings together practitioners from various industries and academia to share, learn and benefit from presentations from experts and fruitful discussions on circular supply chain models and best practices.

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15/01/2019

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Emerging Tech Fest

To kick-start your forward planning, join us for a full-day of thought-provoking talks, interactive sessions, lively discussions, hands-on demos and evidence-based insights into how emerging technologies are already impacting you, your business, your industry and your supply chain. In addition, let us help you to explore how emerging tech is going to continue to impact on you and your business in the future.

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13/12/2018

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MWMG: SME Manufacturing Support

The Welsh Government is to host a number of events around Wales to sign post Manufacturing Support that SMEs can tap in to. With assistance from the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and Industry Wales, Welsh Government will discuss inform and advise companies; what we know about the effects of BREXIT, how to get help with continuous improvement, support packages that are available, innovation support, apprenticeships, case studies from Welsh companies with opportunities to enter their supply chain and a platform for you to voice your opinions/concerns regarding the future success of the manufacturing sector in Wales.

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11/12/2018

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Swansea Bay City Deal Launch

You are kindly invited to attend an official launch of the Swansea Bay City Deal. A £1.3 billion investment in 11 transformational projects across the Swansea Bay City Region, the City Deal will give the regional economy a £1.8 billion boost and create 10,000 new, high-quality jobs in the next 15 years. At the launch event, you will be updated on City Deal progress and the details of all 11 major projects.

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06/12/2018

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European Structural Funds Annual Event

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, will deliver a keynote address highlighting the impact of EU funds in Wales. We will be celebrating the achievements of EU funded projects, including the Finance Secretary’s announcement of the winners of this year’s EU funds Awards;

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05/12/2018

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METAL - Arc Welding

The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal. The course covers the range of static and dynamic testing techniques used for assessing weld quality and the major types and causes of weld defects.

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12/11/2018

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Welsh Government - Succeeding in China: How to Mitigate Intellectual Property

hina is the world’s fastest growing major economy. China is a potential export market for UK businesses, and also as a partner for manufacturing, investment innovation and creative collaborations. There are significant opportunities on offer for British companies in a range of sectors.

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01/11/2018

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30/10/2018 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the Team

Join the team at the University of South Wales to support the development of East Wales’ regional industry competitiveness by addressing challenges in future manufacturing technologies.

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Is SMART Manufacturing for SMEs?

There is much talk of Industry 4.0 within the manufacturing sector – but it isn’t for blue chip businesses alone. The SME market can also reap the benefits of innovations around SMART manufacturing. This event, brought to you by NatWest and Cardiff University, will explore the significant benefits for SMEs and will see a host of speakers including ASTUTE 2020 sharing their learnings and engaging with attendees around possible collaboration opportunities.

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03/10/2018

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26/09/2018

METAL - Practical Metallurgy Course

This course provides the attendee with the practical abilities to carry out sample preparation and testing as well as the theoretical knowledge to interpret results.

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METAL -Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment

This course provides an understanding of the interrelationship between material properties at the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic scale which underpin the mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites, and reviews the wide range of test methodologies that have been developed to accurately measure the properties of each group of materials.

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19/09/2018

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Industry Support for Manufacturing

Find out how ASTUTE 2020 & EEF - the manufacturers’ organisation can support you through research, development and innovation (RD&I). This free event will showcase how the high-value manufacturing sector in Wales can collaborate with the academia partnership ASTUTE 2020, to increase competitiveness and facilitate the adoption of advanced technologies. EEF - the Manufacturers’ Organisation will highlight one aspect of the UK Governments Industrial Strategy grand challenges to put Wales at the forefront of the industries of the future.

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06/09/2018

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21st QMOD conference Practitioner Day

The theme of the QMOD 2018 conference invites participants to reflect on the evolution of total quality management (TQM) as the most widespread quality management approach during the last 30 years. Even though quality management approaches have been recognised and utilised by industry since the 1930s, the ‘arrival of TQM’ in the last part of the 1980s opened a new era in the quality movement.

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22/08/2018

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17/07/2018

METAL - Manufacturing Technology Course

The manufacturing technology course provides an overview of common manufacturing techniques and methods as well as covering some of the technical aspects associated with these techniques.

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03/07/2018 ASTUTE 2020 News

ASTUTE project shortlisted for EU award – public choice voting now open

A project led by Swansea University has been shortlisted for a European Union RegioStars Award. ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies 2010-2015) is a vibrant alliance between eight universities in Wales, specifically formed to stimulate regional and national economic growth.

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Big Data: The Opportunities

this free event at the Village Hotel, Swansea, hosted by Swansea University where we will be providing insights on the outcomes and opportunities which could affect your business or organisation. This is an introduction to big data and will touch upon: big data, data analytics, data visualisation, and data mining across a range of fields. No prior knowledge necessary. This event arranged by Swansea University will draw on our research excellence and provide an informative seminar on the possibilities for big data, case studies of how it is applied and opportunities for working with Swansea University on your big data projects.

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03/07/2018

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02/07/2018

METAL - Design for Reliability Course

This three day course provides an overview of practical aspects of reliability engineering methodology and unfolds ways to achieve highly reliable and cost-effective systems demanded by today’s market.

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02/07/2018

METAL - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D Course

This course is designed to give an overview into Computer Aided Design (CAD) using both 3D & 2D design methods. The skills learned are generic and easily transferable to any modern parametric CAD system.

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An Introduction to Becoming a Sustainable Organisation

This exciting training/ Networking event will be hosted by MVRRS in partnership with the University of South Wales, Business School, and the St David's Hotel & Spa. The training will be delivered by Phil Williams who is the current Wales Sustainability Champion; Phil will explain how your business can save money and reduce costs by becoming sustainable and highlight the principles of the Future Generations Act and how it fits into Business life.

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20/06/2018

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Autolink 2018 'Fit for the Future'

In the year ahead, we face many challenges but also significant opportunities. Brexit will impact us all in one way or another and the pressures on competitiveness, productivity and innovation will only increase. Organised by the Welsh Automotive Forum with support from the Welsh Government, Autolink 2018 will enable delegates to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities and showcase the best that Wales has to offer.

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20/06/2018

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ASTUTE (2010-2015) named as RegioStars 2018 Finalist

ASTUTE (2010-2015) project is one of two Welsh projects shortlisted for European Commission RegioStars Award 2018 in the Supporting smart industrial transition.

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18/06/2018

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Insider Breakfast: Manufacturing in Wales 2018

The manufacturing sector in Wales is on a roll right now, with output growing faster than the UK average. Insider's breakfast event will bring together manufacturers and experts to take questions from the audience.

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15/06/2018

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04/06/2018

METAL - Environmental Impact and Sustainability Course

With focus on the environment ever increasing and legislation rapidly changing it is becoming more important to understand the influence industry has on the environment. This course provides an education into current legislation and the influence industry is having on the environment.

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Cardiff University Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Unit Breakfast Briefing

Process mapping is easy - anyone can do it! It’s a technique that is fundamental when considering change in an organisation. Our breakfast briefing will offer an insight into the uses of process mapping and analysis, and will provide attendees with an opportunity for some hands-on use of the technique.

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24/04/2018

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Expertise Boost for the Manufacturing Industry Event

Understand how ASTUTE 2020 can support manufacturing companies through Industry demand-led collaborations to de-risk new technologies. Hear about examples of industry-academia collaborations encouraging stimulation of ideas and fostering knowledge exchange.

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18/04/2018

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Future Skills: Are We Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?

The University of South Wales, City REDI at Birmingham University and PA Consulting invite you to an afternoon of shared insight into the employment and skills challenges facing post-industrial areas of the UK. Through thought-provoking address and open discussion, we want to share and hear about the potential for collaboration between academia, industry and public bodies to accelerate readiness for a very different future work environment.

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21/03/2018

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15/03/2018

Horizon 2020 Workshop - Innovation Funding for SMEs

This is your opportunity to find out more on the innovation funding available to your business.

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Welsh Government's Horizon 2020 Annual Event

Don't miss your opportunity to attend this high profile event and unique workshops on support for SMEs and how to benefit from European networks. Themed around Forging partnerships, driving success, the 2018 event builds on Wales' success in Horizon 2020 in order to prepare for 9th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). We will explore how continued commitment to collaborate with Europe and the rest of the World will help drive Wales’ competitiveness and growth.

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15/03/2018

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Enactus Regionals Lunchtime Showcase

Working closely with Enactus UK, this event will raise awareness of the work of Enactus teams in Wales and to encourage further engagement with Enactus across the academic, business and wider stakeholder communities in Wales.

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13/03/2018

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06/03/2018

METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the world of corrosion, the electrochemical mechanisms and methods for preventing corrosion.

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METal - Manufacturing Technology

The manufacturing technology course provides an overview of common manufacturing techniques and methods as well as covering some of the technical aspects associated with these techniques.

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13/02/2018

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Advanced Vibration and Acoustic Measurement Techniques

This two-day Continual Professional Development (CPD) event will provide an insight into four established measurement techniques with world leaders in their respective field. Interactive workshops focussing on Audible Acoustics (AA) by AcSoft, Acoustic Emission (AE) by Mistras Ltd, Vibrometry by Polytech Ltd and Ultrasonic Inspection by Olympus will form the basis of this two-day event.

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30/01/2018

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METal - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

This course is designed to give an overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using both 3D & 2D design methods. The skills learned are generic and easily transferable to any modern parametric CAD system.

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29/01/2018

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KTN Briefing - KTN - Modelling, Simulation, Ai and Augmented Reality For Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

The Welsh Government and the KTN invites you to this event where you can learn more about the opportunities in this area, form collaborations, discuss the future developments in the field as well as find out how ideas and technologies from other fields can be incorporated.

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18/01/2018

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Innovate UK Briefing - Manufacturing & Materials and Infrastructure Systems Competitions Briefing

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for innovation projects in manufacturing and materials or infrastructure systems. A further £16 million is available for KTPs. To lead a project you must: be a UK based business of any size or a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

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19/12/2017

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METal - Environmental Impact & Sustainability

With focus on the environment ever increasing and legislation rapidly changing it is becoming more important to understand the influence industry has on the environment. This course provides an education into current legislation and the influence industry is having on the environment.

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06/12/2017

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METal - Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment

This course provides an understanding of the interrelationship between material properties at the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic scale which underpin the mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites.

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05/12/2017

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European Structural Funds Annual Event

European Structural Funds annual event is to celebrate the progress and achievements of the European Structural Funds 2014–2020 in Wales will be held on the morning of 30 November 2017 at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

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30/11/2017

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26/11/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Assistant / Project Officer Advanced Materials Technology (Polymers and Composites)

Applicants are invited for the position of Project Assistant / Project Officer on the ASTUTE 2020 operation in the College of Engineering, in the area of Advanced Materials Technology (Polymers and Composites).

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Horizon 2020 - Innovation Funding for SMEs Workshop

This is your opportunity to find out more on how your business can benefit from Horizon 2020 funding, with a focus on the SME Instrument and the British Business Bank. Participation is free, register your interest now!

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23/11/2017

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METal - Introduction to Materials Engineering

Introduction to materials provides an insight into the world of materials engineering and gives an overview of both physical and mechanical properties of different materials.

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22/11/2017

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Knowledge Transfer Network: The Future of Flight

How can the UK improve the connectivity of transport modes to seamlessly deliver people and goods from door-to-door? Where and what are the business innovation opportunities to grow the economy and a sustainable aviation industry?

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15/11/2017

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Innovate UK: Briefing - IDP14: Accelerating the Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, via the Faraday Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, is to invest up to £20 million in this competition: £2m for feasibility studies and £18m for research and development. This is to enable industry-led research into vehicle technologies that accelerates the transition to zero emission vehicles. This is the 14th competition in the Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) series.

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08/11/2017

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Innovate UK: Introducing Innovation Loans

Innovate UK is holding a series of events around the UK to introduce a new pilot programme for innovation loans. Innovation loans will offer affordable, patient, flexible funding for later-stage research & development projects with a clear route to commercial success.

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06/11/2017

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Horizon 2020 - Wales NMBP H2020 Information Session

The Welsh Government’s Horizon 2020 Unit, in partnership with Cardiff University and Innovate UK are hosting an information session to coincide with the release of the new Horizon 2020 Nanotechnologies, Advance materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing work programme (NMBP 2018-2020).

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27/10/2017

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Engineering Wales Conference 2017

As part of the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru initiative The National Research Network (NRN) in Advanced Engineering and Materials (AEM) hosts 'Engineering Wales.' This inaugural event is designed to enhance the voice of engineering from within Wales and promote its activities and scientific achievements during a one day event through an array of talks and workshops with the promotion of industry and academia collaboration at its heart.

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18/10/2017

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Collaborate 2017

Collaborate 2017 is dedicated to celebrating and promoting collaborative projects and partnerships across industry, academia, Government, health boards and other organisations. Bringing together representatives from across the region and beyond, the event is hosted by Swansea University, ARCH, ABM and Hywel Dda University Health Boards. Alongside the event’s high profile speakers, there will also be a series of themed breakout sessions, exhibition space and opportunity for attendees to network for further collaboration.

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17/10/2017

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METal - Arc Welding

The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal.

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13/10/2017

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Image: ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

04/10/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

Continuing from successful collaborations during the 2010 –2015 funding phase of ASTUTE, ASTUTE 2020’s collaboration with ALC aimed to identify more closely how a lighting column is actually performing in real time against its predicted level of performance.

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METaL - Sustainable Smart Buildings

Imagine a building that can think for itself, that can continuously adapt to changes in its environment to optimize its energy and water use. In this short seminar, SPECIFIC’s Building Integration Manager Joanna Morgan, will introduce the concept of buildings that can co-exist with their environment. Jo will explore the idea of buildings that are energy positive - generating renewable energy for heat and power, conserving and recycling.

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03/10/2017

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02/10/2017

Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter 2017

Read the latest edition of Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter, we hope you find it both interesting and informative.

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METal - The testing of Fabricated Assemblies

This three-day course details the scientific background associated with the destructive and non-destructive testing techniques currently deployed for metal, ceramic, polymer and composite assemblies, in a variety of market sectors.

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27/09/2017

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Autolink 2017 - Automotive Futures

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Organised by the WAF and supported by Industry Wales and the Welsh Government, this year's Autolink event looks at the trends in automotive with the technologies and products required to meet the needs of future mobility.

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26/09/2017

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Image: ASTUTE 2020 in collaboration with Marine Power Systems Ltd. on their clean, Reliable and Affordable Wave Power Technology

14/09/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

ASTUTE 2020 in collaboration with Marine Power Systems Ltd. on their clean, Reliable and Affordable Wave Power Technology

ASTUTE 2020 is working with MPS on generating suitable computational models using information supplied by MPS along with performing finite element analysis on the structure.

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Swansea Science Festival 2017

Making science fun for all the family! Swansea University is to showcase its inspiring and diverse research as it launches a brand new, free, science festival, the largest event of its kind in Wales. The festival will be on 8th-10th September and is in partnership with the National Waterfront Museum. A full programme of events has been launched, revealing diverse topics such as dinosaurs, levitation, Star Wars, maggots and particle physics in sport, are amongst the highlights in store for visitors.

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08/09/2017

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METal - Additive Manufacturing Taster Session

This Session will give an overview of the current status of AM, and then Focus on Laser Powder Bed Fusion systems, with a practical introduction to the software (CAD to slicing) and hardware at Swansea University.

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05/09/2017

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03/09/2017

Senior Scientific Advisor for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT)

The College of Engineering at Swansea University are looking for a highly motivated and experienced academic/industrialist to join the Centre of Excellence for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT) to chair its External Advisory Board, engage with funders and policy-makers and help shape the research strategy of the operation.

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METaL - Arc Welding

The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal.

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01/08/2017

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19/07/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Assistant / Project Officer

An exciting opportunity to work with leading academic experts in close collaboration with industry, developing impactful, state-of-the-art research-based solutions to the real world problems facing advanced manufacturing businesses and their supply chains throughout West Wales and the Welsh Valleys.

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Heathrow Business Summit

The Welsh Government and Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) invites you to apply* for the first Welsh Business Summit that will connect Wales based businesses ‘face to face’ with supply chain opportunities from one of the World’s busiest airports. The Summit will provide new growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. The event takes place on Wednesday 5 July 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.

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05/07/2017

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SMART INNOVATION - Expert Clinic Sessions

Come along and find out about innovation support for your business. We can help you to: invest in research and development (R&D), introduce new techniques and technologies in design and manufacturing, protect your assets through intellectual property (IP) rights, access facilities and expertise in universities and colleges

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26/06/2017

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23/06/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June annually. This day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.

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ESTnet - Wales Technology Awards 2017

The Wales Technology Awards 2017 ceremony will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay on Thursday 22 June 2017.

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22/06/2017

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Insider Media - Future of Manufacturing in Wales Breakfast 2017

Insider would like you to join them for an Insider breakfast event as they debate the future of manufacturing in Wales.

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07/06/2017

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Digital Transformation, The Pragmatic Approach to Industry 4.0 Implementation, Productivity Boosts & Quick Wins

An opportunity to share how digital technologies already have / could transform ways of working. With examples from real-life business solutions such as at Tata Steel. People will share insights, through presentations, demonstrations, and some opportunities to try solutions

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25/05/2017

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Image: Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Officer

19/05/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Officer

An exciting opportunity to work with leading academic experts in close collaboration with industry, developing impactful, state-of-the-art research-based solutions to the real world problems facing advanced manufacturing businesses and their supply chains throughout West Wales and the Welsh Valleys.

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18/05/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Operations Administrator

The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.

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METal - Joining of Sheet Steel Products

Joining methods are widely used throughout manufacturing. This course offers an education in the principles of a broad range of joining techniques are covered in this course including welding, riveting, fasteners and adhesives.

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16/05/2017

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15/05/2017 ASTUTE 2020 News

Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Senior Administrator

The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.

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4th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing

We are pleased to invite contributions for SDM17 taking place in Bologna, Italy organised by KES International in partnership with Alma Mater University Bologna.

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26/04/2017

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ESTnet - Space Technologies Exhibition

The ESTnet and Aerospace Wales are organising a conference to take place at the Cardiff City Stadium on 5 April so that companies like yours can find out how your products and services can support space exploration.

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05/04/2017

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Support and Funding for Research and Innovation: What Welsh Businesses Need to Know

Aimed at Welsh businesses looking to develop and maximise new technologies and innovations for commercial success (and those that want to collaborate with them), this workshop will deliver a range of lightning talks followed by a speed networking session to foster collaboration and exchange of information.

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30/03/2017

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Innovate UK – Accelerating Innovation in Rail R&D Competition

Innovate UK are managing a collaborative research and development competition (£8.5m) on behalf of the Department for Transport to accelerate innovation in the UK rail sector.

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29/03/2017

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What Big Data and Customer Insights can do for your Company

In the modern business environment companies are dealing with data from many sources such as emails, electronic business records, website logs, social media, production monitoring systems, product data etc. Big Data provides the tools and techniques that can be used to analyse this data and gain insights into how your customers behave and what their product demands are.

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10/03/2017

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03/03/2017

Swansea University - Year in Industry

The College of Engineering at Swansea University runs a Year in Industry placement scheme. It is a valued scheme for our students who get a chance to be trained as better engineers.

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EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2017

Join over 800 of the UK’s most influential manufacturing and political leaders who will be gathering to discuss manufacturing’s strategic challenges following Britain’s vote to leave the EU

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22/02/2017

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Improving Manufacturing through Software and Sensors: Moving towards the Smart Factory

However far along the road to Industry 4.0 your factory is now, performance can be improved through recording what is happening, and analysing that performance to identify improvements.

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12/01/2017

ASTUTE 2020 Event

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09/01/2017

METal - Practical Metallurgy

This course provides the attendee with the practical abilities to carry out sample preparation and testing as well as the theoretical knowledge to interpret results.

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29/11/2016

METaL - Process Evolution in the Steel Industry

The course provides a general overview of the standard process routes required to transform raw materials into rolled steel and their respective history and evolution.

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03/11/2016

Materials & Manufacturing Academy M2A

Want to find out how the Materials & Manufacturing Academy (M2A) can help your company?

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18/10/2016

Autolink 2016

Following on from the success of previous events we are delighted to confirm that we are to hold Autolink 2016 at Cardiff City Stadium on 18th October.

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17/07/2014 ASTUTE 2020 News

Unique EU-funded Project Driving Research and Innovation Success

Unique EU-funded Project Driving Research and Innovation Success & ASTUTE Project Showcases its Support for Welsh Manufacturing.

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