Delivered by BEN in collaboration with LIMA this event aims to make a broader tech audience aware of the range of measurement resources and capabilities that are available in the South West. It will also provide an opportunity for smaller companies in this space to learn about developing innovative solutions and growing those ideas.
The event is taking place at the exciting new National Composites Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park . There will be a fabulous opportunity, for those of you arriving early, to tour the impressive facility and learn about the technologies which will be operating on site.
The event will be chaired by Richard Male of Plexus Ventures and includes food and drink.
Ben Adeline, Commercial Director, LIMA
As the Commercial Director of LIMA (The Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications) Ben is well placed to speak on this interesting area. An engineering graduate from Imperial College London, Ben previously worked as both a manufacturing engineer and research and technology project manager at Airbus. Ben has wide experience of collaborations with universities/other external research partners, including government funding bodies.
Ben will speak about the LIMA Metrology Research Centre - its growth; the projects which LIMA deliver and the strategic importance of aligning academic research with industrial requirements.
Amir Kayani, Manufacturing Engineer, Airbus
Amir is currently a manufacturing engineer in the Research and Technology department at Airbus. A graduate of Bristol University, he will speak about the importance of metrology in manufacturing, specifically about how Airbus has engaged an academic and industrial research network. Amir's presentation will look at how Airbus utilises metrology to enhance their manufacturing processes and how they co-ordinate the underlying research via a metrology network led by LIMA.
Tim Monks, CTO, Chairman and Founder, Third Dimension
Tim founded Third Dimension in 1995. Third Dimension specialise in handheld metrology products for time saving, high accuracy, non-contact measurement of gap, flush, radii, chamfers, sealants, weld seams, pitting and corosion. Their flagship 'GapGun' product is used worldwide by almost all major automotive and aerospace companies, and is the most advanced handheld laser measurement product on the market. Tim previously worked as a consultant for Renishaw, a global company with local offices. He will be speaking about adapting GapGun technology for metrology enhanced tooling.
17:15-18:00 tour of the National Composites Centre (optional)
18:00-18:45 networking, food and drink
18:45-18:50 Chairman's introduction
20:15-20:30 Q & A
20:30-21:00 further networking and refreshments
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SCN: Science City Bristol Network
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