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Cryogenic Machining Seminar

Nuclear AMRC

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 09:30 to 15:00 (GMT)

Cryogenic Machining Seminar

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Cryogenic machining seminar Ended Free  

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Cryogenic machining
High performance clean cooling for demanding applications

The Nuclear AMRC invites you to explore the state of the art in cryogenic and near-cryogenic machining processes for the most demanding industries.

Cryogenic cooling uses extremely cold gas or liquid to control the heat generated during machining. It can improve machining efficiency and increase tool life while minimising the risk of component failure.

Ultracold nitrogen or carbon dioxide can replace conventional oil-based coolants for many applications, and can potentially benefit processes which are usually run dry. They can reduce residual stress and thermal damage, and improve surface roughness. They can also reduce the need to clean components during production, reduce waste, and cut the environmental impact of machining.

Discover how innovative research is helping to bring cryogenic processes to market, see them in action on production-scale machines, and find out how your business could benefit from these exciting new technologies.


9:30 Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00 Introduction and safety brief - Carl Hitchens, head of machining & metrology, Nuclear AMRC

10:15 CO2 cooling and cleaning – development and outlook - Jon Wikstrom, Cool Clean

10:45 PVD coating, coolant and flow rate in titanium alloy milling - Dr Ibrahim Sadik, Sandvik Coromant

11:15 Refreshments

11.30 CO2 cryogenic machining of titanium alloy - Nikolaos Tapaglou, AMRC with Boeing

12.00 Advanced cooling in machining processes - Dr Krystian Wika, Nuclear AMRC

12.30 Lunch and networking

13.15 Demonstration of cryogenic machining capabilities - Delegates to split into groups

14:00 Cryogenic machining: opportunities and gaps - Prof. Stephen Newman & Dr Alborz Shokrani, University of Bath

14:30 Applying liquified nitrogen and CO2 to the machining zone - Dr Franci Pušavec, RWTH Aachen University

3.00 Close of event




What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Nuclear AMRC is located approximately 20 minutes away from Sheffield Train Station at the Advanced

Manufacturing Park. If using satellite navigation please input the following postcode: S60 5TZ.  Free Car  

Parking will be available. Local taxi service City Taxis can be contacted on 0114 2393 939.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Telephone: + 44 (0)114 222 9954 or Email:


What accomodation is available nearby?

Two hotels are recommended to visitors of the Nuclear AMRC:

The Mercure Hotel (Rotherham) and the Royal Victoria Hotel (Sheffield)

Do you have questions about Cryogenic Machining Seminar? Contact Nuclear AMRC

When & Where

Nuclear AMRC
University of Sheffield
Brunel Way
S60 5WG Catcliffe
United Kingdom

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 09:30 to 15:00 (GMT)

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Nuclear AMRC

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the civil nuclear manufacturing supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide.

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