Airfix: Scaling Down Reality

7 Dec 2017
University of the West of England (UWE)

West of England Metals & Materials Association Joint Christmas Family Lecture with IET, RAeS, ICE, IMechE, NI and RSC


Simon Owen - Lead Researcher, Airfix


What is the history of Airfix? How did it become Britain's most prolific toy manufacturer, and how does it survive today in a vastly different toy market? How does the company use the latest cutting edge methods to research and produce the current generation of market-leading model aircraft? And what models are coming in the future, for Santa Claus to put under your tree next year?



6.00pm - festive refreshments

6.30pm - lecture

8.00pm - end



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About the Event

This is a joint event, brought to you by West of England Metals & Materials Association and the local branches of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Nuclear Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Venue and booking

Event Location: 
University of the West of England (UWE)
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Dr Richard J Ball

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