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At 1.8g/cm³, magnesium is the lightest of all structural materials and is 100% recyclable.
This exciting symposium will be looking at the importance of magnesium within the manufacturing sector – showcasing it as an alternative material, especially for car manufacturers and the aerospace industry in terms of light weighting, fuel efficiency and the circular economy.
The symposium represents an exclusive partnership between Birmingham City University and Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK – the world’s largest producer of magnesium die cast components. The strategic alliance has seen the two organisations working together in the education, research and development of magnesium use, whilst placing fuel efficiency through weight savings and sustainability at its core.
Other partners involved in the collaborative partnership include the International Magnesium Association (IMA), The High Speed Sustainability Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) and Forum for the Future – all of whom will be at the symposium to share their current thinking around the utilisation of magnesium.Register now
12.30pm - 1.30pm – Register, Lunch and networking
1.30pm: Welcome from Birmingham City University
1:40pm: Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK
2pm: Keynote speeches: 20 mins each.
a. High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI)
b. International Magnesium Association
c. Forum for the Future
3pm: Tea & coffee break
3:20pm: Birmingham City University academic keynotes: 3x 20 mins each
4:20pm: Panel Q&A + discussion (Meridian + BCU + Forum + IMA + HSSMI)
4:50pm: Networking - canapes and drinks
For more information on the event please contact Makhan Singh at email@example.com.
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The Symposium will act as an introduction to the research our academics and business partners have been working on. For more information on this, please find links below to abstracts of their work highlighting just some of the work they’ve been doing around magnesium and the benefits it holds.
Have a read here for more information - http://www.bcu.ac.uk/news-events/news/magnesium