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Manufacturing net-zero series

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The future's green but how are we going to make it?  

This month we explore the role of the manufacturing industry in the journey towards net zero. 

Join us to learn about how modern high-value manufacturing is going to help make products for a greener world using less material, less energy, and less waste, and how you can get involved. 

This event series will run from Wednesday 29 September - Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

From 3d printing to advances in forging and forming, near net shape manufacturing technologies can radically reduce materials waste and enhance efficiency.  

During this session, you’ll hear from our team of experts as we explore these technologies in more detail, including real-life case studies and what they can do for you.


Date: Thursday 7 October 

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

The race to net-zero offers an opportunity to accelerate innovation and economic growth through the decarbonisation of transport and energy. Join us to discuss the engineering and manufacturing capabilities and skills required within Scottish and UK supply chains to support the drive towards electrification.   

We’ll cover power electronics, machines, and drives while highlighting the successes of the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub in the lightweighting and sustainable manufacture of electrical machines. 

We’ll also look at the unique capability development at NMIS to develop superconducting and cryogenic propulsion systems, and the support available for your business at NMIS and DER-IC Scotland to explore innovative ideas and bring novel electrification technologies and systems to life. 


Date: Thursday 14 October

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

From exploring recycling options for reusable facemasks to discovering more sustainable alternatives to carbon fibre, and providing routes for the remanufacturing of forging dies, here we delve into how we are embracing the circular economy through R&D, and how you can get involved too.  

You’ll hear from the team at our Lightweight Manufacturing Centre who are facing issues with materials sustainability head-on, alongside engineers from within the NMIS Digital Factory who are using cutting edge technologies to remanufacture and remake instead of scrapping products and starting again.


Date: Tuesday 19 October

Time: 11.30 - 12.00

Upskilling our current and future workforce is essential for supporting manufacturers on their net-zero journey, while also providing new opportunities for job seekers within rising industries.  

Sit down with NMIS Head of Skills Capability, Jim Hannigan and the team to ask questions and learn more about the support being offered through the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy, including fully funded CPD courses and paid graduate training, along with their views on how to attract and keep the best talent, or future proof your own career. 


Date: Tuesday 26 October

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Heat treatments are a necessary but highly energy-intensive part of many manufacturing processes.  

Here we look at vibratory stress relief (VSR) a potentially groundbreaking new heat treatment alternative that could radically reduce energy requirements, while also exploring changes you can implement right now to make traditional treatment methods more efficient and effective.   

The Materials and Residual Stress team from the AFRC will also discuss how to examine whether the heat treatment stage of various manufacturing processes is even really required, looking at factors such as correct temperature and time. 


Dates & Venues

DateWednesday, September 29, 2021
DurationOur events in this series will range from thirty to sixty minutes in duration.

Who will benefit?

Our special event series is suitable for all companies and individuals who: 

  • have an interest in exploring the potential for more sustainable manufacturing processes and the technologies being adopted within the industry
  • would like to find out more about NMIS and the support that it offers companies of all sizes, across the UK
  • are interested in the development of current and future workforces and the opportunities for reskilling and upskilling in jobs aligned to net-zero

You are welcome to attend as many events across the series as you wish. To book, please register via our online booking system. Full joining details will then be sent by email. 

Can't make our event dates? Don't worry. Our virtual events are all recorded and uploaded onto our NMIS YouTube channel to ensure that no one misses out giving you the flexibility to watch at your leisure. We kindly ask that you register for the events and we will issue a link to the recording shortly after each date. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about our event series, please email: nmis-marketing@strath.ac.uk