Birmingham City University Magnesium Symposium 2018

Birmingham City University
Curzon Building
4 Cardigan Street
B4 7BD
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Birmingham City University
B4 7BD

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23 Oct 2018 12:30pm -
23 Oct 2018 5:00pm

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Birmingham City University’s annual Magnesium Symposium returns for its second year after a fantastic response in 2017.

At 1.8g/cm³, magnesium is the lightest of all structural materials. Magnesium is lightweight, strong, safe, affordable and 100% recyclable.

Our Magnesium Symposium will be looking at the importance of magnesium within the manufacturing sector – showcasing it as an alternative material, especially for car manufacturers and the aerospace industry in terms of light weighting, fuel efficiency and the circular economy.

Why should you attend?

  • Discover how safe magnesium is as we dispel the myths around its burning reputation!
  • Learn why magnesium should be used for the next generation of vehicles and aircraft
  • Access practise based research from Birmingham City and Meridian Lightweight Technologies
  • Find out more about how collaborating with us could benefit your business and change the future of your product design

Access industry leading knowledge…

In partnership with Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK - the world’s largest producer of magnesium die cast components, Birmingham City University is on a mission to change the perceptions of magnesium in manufacturing.

The strategic alliance has seen the two organisations working together in the education, research and development of magnesium use, whilst placing fuel efficiency through weight savings and sustainability at its core.

Other partners involved in the collaborative partnership include the International Magnesium Association (IMA).

Past attendees include Aston Martin, Magnesium Elektron, The Institute of Engineering Technology and more. The event presents a fantastic opportunity to network and access industry leading knowledge.

Birmingham City University's research

The BCU Magnesium Symposium 2018 will act as an introduction to the research our academics and business partners have been working on. For more information on this, please find links below to abstracts highlighting just some of the work we've been doing around magnesium and the benefits it holds.

- Why Magnesium?

-Towards the Improvement of Magnesium Alloys

-Magnesium in the Automotive and Aerospace Industries

-Attitudes on Magnesium Alloys

-The Viability of Using Magnesium Alloys

-Potential Growth in the Global Magnesium Industry

-Supporting Women in Engineering

-Fuel Consumption and Carbon Emissions

-A Testbed Platform for UVA Emergency Deployment

-Downtime Solutions to High Pressure Die Casts Exchange

-Vulnerability and Innovation

- Magnesium Alloy Die Casting Process

- Magnesium Space Frame Structure for Mainstream Road Cars

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