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SPE FOAMS® 2019 – VALLADOLID, SPAIN

By Gethin Llewelyn. SPE Foams® 2019 was held in Valladolid, Spain, during 2nd-3rd October. Also, from the 30th September until 1st October, a tutorial was held by a world-renowned expert in the Foam Injection Moulding field: Pr. Chul B. Park. This tutorial explored everything related with foaming in plastics; right from the fundamental basics to recent technological advancements. …

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THE 16TH BIENNIAL WORLDWIDE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE OF REFRACTORIE

By Liam Cotton. I had the privilege to present my research paper at the 16th Biennial Worldwide Congress of the United International Technical Conference of Refractories in Japan. This took place at the PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Centre from 13th to 16th October 2019. I presented my paper “An Industrial Study Of The Change In Behavior Of Microporous Insulation …

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FEBRUARY 2018 MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS THEME REVIEW

By James Grant. Having just started my doctorate, I was invited to partake in the Manufacturing and Materials theme review which took place on the 7th of February 2018. This was a chance to discover what projects my colleagues were working on and their methodologies having had a few years’ more experience on the EngD course. …

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THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RHEOLOGY AND MODELLING OF MATERIALS

By Sara Lairah Mugabo. My journey to Lillafured – Miskolc (Hungary) for The 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modelling of Materials (ic-rmm3) started on Sunday morning from Cardiff Airport to Budapest via Amsterdam, and finally arrived at my destination – Hunguest Hotel Palota – which was also the conference venue, and got myself rested for the next …

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ACA CORROSION & PREVENTION 2017, SYDNEY

By James Edy The annual Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Corrosion & Prevention 2017 meeting took place over 12th-15th November 2017 at the ICC centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The 4-day conference saw over 500 world experts on corrosion mitigation from industries such as; water, defence, mining, oil & gas, cathodic protection and power, gather to share …

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GALVATECH 2017 TOKYO, HONSHU ISLAND, JAPAN

By Samuel Minshell. This year was the 11th International Galvatech Conference on Zinc and Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet. Hosted by the prestigious University of Tokyo at the main Hongo Campus in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. 8 members of Swansea University presented their research at the conference including Associate Professor Dr David Penney and 7 Engineering Doctorate …

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TREEHUGGER PROJECT – MARGAM PARK, SOUTH WALES

By Tom Dunlop. Last week two of us spent time at Margam Park, South Wales, doing outreach helping with the Treehugger project. This experience combines of a number of engineering and scientific developments into a single original VR experience, combining science and art. This experience has been developed by Marshmellow Laser Feast and Salford university …

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INTERNATIONAL FAECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT (FSM) CONFERENCE – CHENNAI, INDIA

By Virginia Clement. At the end of February three colleagues and myself headed to Chennai in India for the 4th International Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Conference. After the success of the first three FSM Conferences in Hanoi (2015) and Durban (2011 & 2012), FSM4 aimed to bring together professionals working in the sector, governments and …

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