Date: Wed 22nd, Jan, 2014 – 9:45 – 16:00
Location: The Centre for Process Innovation Netpark Thomas Wright Way Sedgefield Durham TS21 3FG
This event is now taking place on the 22 January 2014.
Any registrations for the previous event are no longer valid, please register again below.
Surface engineering and advanced coatings has been identified as one of the 22 national competencies for high value manufacturing. Coatings are used right across the spectrum of the manufacturing and engineering sectors and are vital to the success of British industries.
Smart coating technology has always been a hot topic and the subject of competitive advantage in a wide variety of applications.
It could be a barrier coating for a packaging film application and be transparent but control the ingress and egress of moisture or it could be a coating that can indicate damage on an aero engine or oil and gas platform or even in a composite being used to save weight on an aircraft. They all have smart technology in common, i.e. the coatings react, often reversibly to a stimulus in their environment to deliver something.
This event will offer the opportunity to see where the technology might be in a variety of different applications and to see if there are some common areas where the innovation and/or the commercial adoption are being slowed and where the materials community could make an impact in terms of helping to overcome the barriers.
It is planned that further events might be delivered to look into specific areas that have been identified as important but where there is a need for community input.
09:45 Registration, refreshments and networking
Steve Morris, Materials KTN
Shak Gohir, Centre for Process Innovation
10:25 Smart Coatings – An Overview
Allan Matthews, University of Sheffield
10:45 Smart coatings for aero engines
Dave Rickerby, Rolls-Royce
11:05 Smart coatings for off-shore oil & gas
Brian Allcock, Monitor Coatings Ltd
11:25 Refreshments, networking and posters
11:45 Smart Paints
Brian Norton, Indestructible Paints Ltd
12:05 Thin film coatings
Kevin Cooke, Milba – Teer Coatings Ltd
12:25 SMC3 – Interfacial Chemistry
Prof. John Evans, Durham University
12:45 Moving towards Smart Adhesives
Gary Clitchlow, Loughborough University
13:05 Lunch, networking and posters
14:00 Printed self-ameliorating Technology for Aircraft Structures
Alma Hodzic, AMRC, Sheffield
14:20 Approaching Open Innovation
Euan Magennis, P&G
14:40 Refreshments, networking and posters
15:00 Enterprise Europe Network and Funding
Graham Bulman, EEN
15:20 FP7 Materials Projects: R2R-CIGs and NanoMend
Holly Peacock, Centre for Process Innovation
15:40 Open Discussion – Next Steps
You can register for this event here.