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MMN Event: The Future of Transportation

When? Tuesday 15th January 2019 17:30 - 20:00

Where? National Physical Laboratory, 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street Huddersfield, HD1 3BD

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Lightweighting & Composites

Since battery and electric motor drive systems are less power-dense than internal combustion engine / conventional aero engines, the bodies of cars, trucks, aircraft and rail vehicles need to be made more lightweight. A considerable amount of funding is going into research into composites to achieve lower weight. Hear form leading scientists who are exploring how to speed up the uptake of the key technologies.

Electric & Hybrid Propulsion

The world is moving away from hydrocarbon fuels and moving towards electric & hybrid propulsion in road, air & rail transport. Understanding how these new technologies may impact your business and getting an understanding of where the technology is likely to go from subject specialists could help you make better decisions about the future product mix of your business.

Digitally-enabled Supply Chain: Auto Sector

The automotive sector is starting to explore how to adopt digital technologies and is considering digital part matching as a way to improve productivity, open the sector to new suppliers and reduce the cost of quality. Hear about how automotive OEMs are taking their first steps.


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