Natural Fibres '09 Programme Announced

The programme for the three day International conference Natural Fibres '09, taking place on 14-16 December 2009 has been released. The programme includes over 60 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations.

ESAFORM 2010 - High Temperature Sheet Forming Mini Symposium

Advanced Sheet Metal Forming Committee
Abstracts are invited for the ESAFORM 2010 conference on materials forming which will take place in Brescia, Italy from 7-9 April 2010. The deadline for abstracts is 18 October 2009. There are mini-symposia on numerous topics, including one on High Temperature Sheet forming.
Access to training will become easier with help from the Manufacturing Skills Alliance

Easy access to manufacturing training

Clay Technology magazine
Five of the UK’s sector skills councils (SSCs) have launched the Manufacturing Skills Alliance (MSA) to improve access to training and development for employers in the UK, and help them deal with different Governmental agencies.
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Under construction – the UK Government's plans for a new Advisor

Clay Technology magazine
The UK Government recently announced its plans to appoint a Chief Construction Advisor (CCA). Gary Price asked key representatives from the sector what they want the CCA to achieve.

UK contestant wins World Lecture Competition

Rochelle O’Hara from Queens University, Northern Ireland, has won this year's Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition with a presentation covering the development of an injectable medical material for spinal repair.