Let’s Talk Future Materials: game changers for industry





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Published on Nov 21, 2016


This film is subtitled in 7 languages.

The number of new materials and products being researched for industry has exploded over the last 20 years. And so has the demand. This is drastically changing the role of industrial designers and maintenance engineers.

New materials technology experts on the Let’s Talk panel provide insights into how these materials will affect industry in the coming years. Hear from polymer expert Professor Theo Dingemans, metallurgy specialist Professor Harry Bhadeshia, steels specialist Martin Rawson from Rolls-Royce and metallurgist Steven Lane from SKF.

Want to learn more? Watch the video. Here are the different topics covered:
1) Steel industry status – its current role and new steel research
2) Materials technology - why alternative materials are needed, where they’re used, benefits
3) Industry and academia – closing the gap on collaboration
4) Game changers for designers – 3D printing, mass-customization, other materials engineering
5) Sustainability – life cycle of components, reuse of ceramics
6) 5-10 year vision – future of steel, alloys, ceramics, polymers
7) Q&A – recycling & refurbishment, reducing weight of steel, bottom-up manufacturing

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