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Birmingham City University are a Made in the Midlands Patron Member
At 1.8g/cm³, magnesium is the lightest of all structural materials. Magnesium is lightweight, strong, safe, affordable and 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.
12.30pm: Registration, lunch and networking
1.30pm: Welcome from Birmingham City University
1:40pm: Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK
2:00pm: Keynote speeches:
a. High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI)
b. International Magnesium Association (IMA)
c. Forum for the Future (FF)
3:00pm: Tea & coffee break
3:20pm: Birmingham City University academic keynotes x 3
4:20pm: Panel Q&A & discussion (Meridian, BCU, HSSMI, IMA, FF)
4:50pm: Networking - canapes and drinks
The BCU Magnesium Symposium 2017 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 Sustainable 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.
The BCU Magnesium Symposium 2017 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 highlighting just some of the work we’ve been doing around magnesium and the benefits it holds.
For more information - http://www.bcu.ac.uk/news-events/news/magnesium