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Machining innovation at NMIS

Join our machining experts as they show you how your manufacturing company can benefit by integrating lightweight machining techniques into your current processes. 

Following on from the resounding success of Machining Scotland 2019, which attracted 300 visitors to the Advanced Forming Research Centre, our machining team will provide an insight into the key NMIS machining themes helping companies like yours to become more productive and innovative. 

Find out how world leading part manufacturing and software specialist MSP is collaborating with us to improve efficiency through automation in precision engineering. They will demonstrate how part alignment probing software, coupled with machine kinematic inspection can help you become more productive and eliminate costly scrap on high value components.

With video demonstrations of process throughout, find out about the software that can support companies worldwide, regardless of size, sector or location.  If you are ready to embrace the digital machining revolution, then this webinar is for you.


With over 30 years’ experience in an industrial and research environment. Crawford leads the Machining team within NMIS. Crawford, a time served toolmaker through the apprenticeship route, has expertise in advanced machining processes, direct energy deposition additive manufacturing processes and hybrid manufacturing.

Kareema leads a variety of projects namely the Machining 4.0 project which is a significant research project within the team. The focus is currently on new research activities, generating new knowledge for the team and connecting with machining SMEs. Kareema is also working across a number of different technology areas, including composites machining and additive manufacturing.

Prior to this she was a Project engineer at the AMRC where she worked for both the Machining Group and the Design and Prototyping Group. This group was focused on the advanced manufacture of Aerospace components. This role involved liaising with Aerospace organisations, passing on the knowledge of component manufacture and in turn saving money. She Graduated from Glasgow University in 2009 with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering.

Conor is leading projects on hybrid manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies for machining. With 6 years industry experience as a CAM specialist in aerospace he has worked on a wide range of machining processes and advanced adaptive operations. At NMIS he is now driving development in the digital aspects of machining within the team. 

Peter has thirty five years’ experience within measurement and metrology.  He co-founded MSP with a vision to identify errors throughout the production cycle and eliminate them at the source, rather than at the end of the process.

As Technical Director of MSP, Peter is closely involved in product development and analysing ways in which MSP’s customers, and the manufacturing industry as a whole, could be using metrology to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their processes.

He is a named inventor on five patent products and is recognised as a true expert in his field.

Stefan has worked with MSP as an Applications Engineer for over six years.

Stefan continues to lead the efficiency gains for numerous manufacturers across different industries, from motorsport to aerospace, by automating a wide variety of complex manual production challenges.

Stefan has a diverse knowledge of machining processes and, in particular, the production techniques for carbon fibre and composites.  He is a highly-skilled CAD/CAM programmer, specialising in the CATIA/MSP probing integration.

Stefan's Aero Mechanical Engineering degree at Strathclyde University enabled him to study various subjects from Engineering Composites, Structural Integrity and Materials, Computer Aided Engineering Design, Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics, to Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics. He graduated with a Masters with Merit in 2010.

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Dates & Venues

DateWednesday 25 November 2020
Duration11.30 - 12.30