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MATTEAR dissemination event

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AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre

Brunel Way

Catcliffe

S60 5TZ

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Materials & manufacturing technology evaluation for advanced reactors


The Mattear project, led by Wood, is a research collaboration to develop manufacturing technologies for the next generation of nuclear power.


Part of the government-funded Nuclear Innovation Programme, Mattear focuses on four key technologies: electron beam welding, dissimilar metal joining, hot isostatic pressing, and additive manufacturing.


This industry-focused event will explore these technologies, with speakers from industry and research institutions presenting the latest innovations and discussing applications.


Find out more about the manufacturing challenges and emerging opportunities in the supply chain for advanced reactors, learn about the latest government support on offer for companies in the nuclear sector, and discover how your company can take advantage of the innovative manufacturing and materials technologies being developed by the Mattear project.



Agenda:

9.00 Registration, pastries and networking

10.00 Welcome and safety brief

10.15 Current state of the UK nuclear sector

Neil Smart, Director of Research & Innovation, NIRO

10.45 Design & engineering considerations in nuclear

Richard Charles, Principal Engineer, Wood

11.15 Mattear programme overview

Andrew Wisbey, Principal Consultant, Wood

11.40 Electron beam welding and hot isostatic pressing

Will Kyffin, Head of Welding and Materials, Nuclear AMRC

12.05 Lunch and networking

1.00 Local vacuum electron beam welding, TransForge & additive

Chris Punshon, Industry Group Manager, TWI

1.30 Technology evaluation

Andrew Wisbey, Principal Consultant, Wood

2.30 Advanced modelling of electron beam welding

Professor Mike Smith, Chair of Welding Technology, The University of Manchester

3.00 How to engage with Mattear

3.15 Optional tour and networking

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