Chris Waters, Author at Micrometric
Micrometric will be exhibiting at SPARK! Engineering Festival
CELEBRATING LINCOLN’S ENGINEERING HERITAGE
May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017
Lincoln’s most precious engineering masterpiece, Lincoln Cathedral, hosts a celebration of the city’s engineering heritage, with the theme of ‘Back to the Future’.
Bring your families and take part in have-a-go activities, meet today’s engineers and technologists, and find out about career and study opportunities with world leading organisations based in and around Lincoln. The event will showcase cutting-edge developments in maths, science and technology that are happening across the county right now.
- A faithful recreation of Doc Brown’s Delorean time machine from the Back To The Future films, owned by Lincoln-born Jason Bradbury (former presenter of The Gadget Show and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln);
- Project work on display from local Year 8 & 9 pupils in the Go4Set programme – including Eco Hotel, Stations for the Future, and The Eco Classroom;
- Contraptions, costumes and props from the Lincoln Steampunk Society – fusing the usability of modern technology with the design aesthetic and philosophy of the Victorian age;
- An evolved Mk2 version of the Scootsuit;
- The Monowheel Warhorse – Guinness World Record holder for the fastest monowheel motorcycle;
- A display from the F1 in Schools partnership between educators and industry (including Ferrari, Mercedes F1, and Red Bull) to help develop careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology;
- One of only a handful of surviving models of the Ruston-Hornsby car – produced by a Lincoln firm between 1919 and 1924;
- The ‘Venture’ steam engine, built in Lincoln in 1914 by William Foster & Co – who would two years later invent the tank which cut short the First World War.
And be sure to see the Engineering Timeline: a 50ft long display of the history of engineering, how it has impacted the world and how Lincoln has had a vital part in its heritage.
All of this in the glorious surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral, the city’s most precious engineering masterpiece.
See you there.
On the 22nd March Neil Main MD of Micrometric attended an AILU workshop on Additive Manufacturing. This brought together a range of speakers from industry and academia with a variety of perspectives on the state-of-the-additive-nation. Talks covered the whole topic of Additive Manufacturing, with machine makers detailing their latest offerings alongside materials suppliers showcasing advances in feedstock technology. The UK academic base was well represented and leading researchers offered an insight into their latest research. An overview of Japanese AM trends was offered by the keynote speaker; Prof Hideki Kyogoku of Kinki University.
Neil found the first three talks especially interesting and relevant for Micrometric as they were about using lasers for selective laser melting (SLM) of powders. This is a technology that Micrometric is developing capabilities in as it can be used for rapid prototyping or making parts where traditional manufacturing processes restrict the design of components. Additive manufacturing has been extensively used for aerospace and medical applications.
The workshop was rounded up with an especially interesting and inspirational talk by Richard Trimlett a heart surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, about current and future uses of this technology. Additive manufacturing had been used for making very small equipment used in heart operations; particularly fascinating was a tiny “sewing machine” for applying sutures to tissue to sew a wound up when doing key-hole surgery.
If you have a wish to discuss any requirements you have for Additive Manufacturing or any other sub-contract manufacturing then do not hesitate to contact us.
Happy New Year
We look forward to working with you in 2016
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Micrometric personnel were invited to attend and exhibit at a Supplier Technology Day held by a market leading Tier 1 automotive OEM and aftermarket customer. Micrometric have long been able to support this customer with its Laser Cutting and Laser Welding requirements meeting their demanding industry quality standards. Micrometric’s relationship with this customer is not just the standard supplier-customer relationship it is that of a Technology Partner, where we are often approached to view projects with a view to developing and evolving technology with the customer. Being able to showcase our capabilities to a wider audience within the customer has only strengthened this relationship.
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