Successful Partner Workshop for MAPP (EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes)
A Partner Workshop held by MAPP (The EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes) has been hailed a resounding success by its industry and High Value Manufacturing Catapult partners.
MAPP is working to deliver on the promise of powder-based manufacturing to provide low energy, low cost, and low waste high value manufacturing routes and products to secure UK manufacturing productivity and growth.
Over 50 people, including MAPP’s academic investigators and senior representatives from MAPP’s industry and High Value Manufacturing Catapult partners, attended the workshop on June 21, at the AMRC’s Knowledge Transfer Centre.
Industry sectors from across the advanced powder process supply chain were represented including end users from aerospace and energy, equipment manufacturers and advanced materials companies.
The event was run by the Centre for Facilitation and featured a number of different small group activities and discussions, ensuring partners had opportunity to network and learn more about the different interests involved across the consortium.
MAPP Director Professor Iain Todd gave a presentation that focused on the importance of collaboration and engagement between the Hub and all partners. Academic investigators shared their plans across MAPP’s core research programme and all attendees worked together to identify and explore future themes and ideas for projects.
Professor Todd said: “MAPP is an open research hub with an ambitious pre-competitive research programme looking to unlock some of the common challenges which are limiting the uptake of powder based manufacturing processes. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and the workshop was about deepening the engagement with partners on our current plans as well as looking to the future. The workshop has been a tremendous success with fantastic input and energy from all attendees.”
Find out more about MAPP at www.mapp.ac.uk