Stroud EM Networking Forum Thursday the 20th October- Learn About Electro Discharge Machining and Waterjet Cutting
Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Having learnt at September's meeting about The Internet Of Things and the use of SolidWorks for 3D modelling, our Autumn programme continues with a presentation by EDM on "Electro Discharge Machining and Waterjet Cutting."
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) will present another topic this month to help raise awareness of courses and services available and also receive feedback about which skills local engineering and manufacturing companies are looking for in prospective employees.
The Festomane team will also be present to update us on the plans for next February's Festomane event.
17.00 Arrivals - Tea / Coffee / Networking
17.15 Introductions - short introduction by each company present with a screen-shot of their website
17.45 to 18.00 SGS Stroud College - Update From The Berkeley Campus and Low Carbon + STEM News - Mel Packham SGS
Mel will provide an update on developments at the Berkeley campus and about the low carbon/STEM skills funding that SGS have secured.
18.00 to 18.15 Electro Discharge Machining and Waterjet Cutting For The Manufacture Of Precision Components - Mike Smith EDM
Learn about the applications and benefits of using Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) and Waterjet cutting for component manufacture from Stonehouse based EDM.
Wire erosion is particularly useful for the precision machining of conductive materials including hardened metals, up to 400mm thick, to produce many components including for gear cutting, keyways, and splines as a cost effective alternative to broaching.
Waterjet cutting can be used to cut a wide range of materials including all metals, stone, slate, ceramic tiles, plastic’s, marble, wood, leather, to make components such as sprockets, gears, flanges. Can cut multiple or signal parts cost effectively with minimal setup. The process uses high pressure water and abrasive, so produces no heat affected material as with laser, plasma or flame cutting and will cut up to 150mm thick.
18.00 to 18.15 2017 FESTOMANE Update + Feedback
An update on the evolving programme for next February’s Festomane event, and receive feedback from attendees to ensure that the Festomane Business to Business day is formatted to work for you.
18:15 to 19.00 Networking
19.00 Close / Departure
There is no charge to book, but to cover the cost of refreshments etc. there is a fee of £5.00 per person payable on arrival at the event.
Don't miss this opportunity to make useful connections locally and possibly grow your order book as well!
We look forward to seeing you on the 20th October.
Next Meeting: Thursday the 17th November.
Stroud Engineering & Manufacturing Networking Forum meets on the Third Thursday of the month to enable you to:-
- Meet people from other local engineering and manufacturing businesses;
- Identify opportunities to work more closely together and generate more business;
- Find out what amazing work other local companies are producing from the many industrial units tucked away in the Stroud valleys; and Identify collective interest for future events