The LightForm EPSRC Programme grant, in collaboration with The Henry Royce Institute, is running a seminar series showcasing the research at Manufacturing the Future EPSRC funded projects.

Our aims are to increase awareness of ongoing research in these projects, to inspire multidisciplinary collaborations between the grant holders and their institutions, and to introduce the Manufacturing the Future EPSRC funded projects to the wider materials community.

The seminar series began in March, with the first seminar given by Prof Stewart Williams and Dr Jialou Ding presenting research from the New Wire Additive Manufacturing (NEWAM) EPSRC Programme grant centred at Cranfield University, and chaired by Dr Alec Davis. In total, 60 people attended, with two thirds joining online. Attendees were from both academia and industry.

Events will be held in-person at the Royce Hub Building in Manchester, and will also be available to attend online. Please see the list of upcoming talks below. You can sign up to talks here.


Schedule of Seminars

2pm GMT 24 March 2022
New Wire Additive Manufacturing (NEWAM)
Prof Stewart Williams and Dr Jialuo Ding, Cranfield University

Recording of the seminar is available here.

2pm BST 5 May 2022
National Hub in High Value Photonic Manufacturing
Prof Sir David Payne, University of Southampton

2pm BST 9 June 2022
Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added Products
Prof Xichun Luo, University of Strathclyde

2pm BST 23 June 2022
Uncovering Fundamental Mechanisms to Enable Sustainable Steel Manufacturing & critical technology assessment of the viability of future UK steel production
Dr Zushu Li, University of Warwick

2pm BST 7 July 2022
SUSTAIN Manufacturing Hub
Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce, University of Swansea

2pm BST 15 September 2022
‘Hetero-print’: A holistic approach to transfer-printing for heterogeneous integration in manufacturing
Prof Peter Skabara, University of Glasgow

2pm BST 6 October 2022
Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub
Prof Geraint Jewell, University of Sheffield

2pm BST 27 October 2022
Future Advanced Metrology Hub
Prof Dame Jane Jiang, University of Huddersfield

2pm GMT 10 Nov 2022
Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing
Prof Richard Hague, University of Nottingham

2pm GMT 24 November 2022
The Future Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation Research Hub
Prof Alastair Florence, University of Strathclyde

2pm GMT 8 December 2022
AirGuide Photonics
Prof David Richardson, University of Southampton