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    NAA Update: McLaren and Businesswise – the NAA’s networking events are back!

    After a break of almost two years, the NAA’s physical networking events are back, with visits to McLaren and Businesswise in February. And we say goodbye to Carol Holden after 12 years of service to the NAA. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well.   I would like to […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Matthew Wassall, Wearwell Europe Ltd

    Find out about Matthew Wassall, UK & Ireland Sales Manager at Wearwell Europe Ltd, who we believe is the first person to be the subject of our ‘In the Driving Seat’ feature to list two favourite football teams (we’ll have to check if that’s allowed). Name Matthew Wassall Company Wearwell Europe Ltd Position UK & Ireland Sales […]

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    NAA Event Review: Modern Materials for the Automotive Industry, McLaren, Sheffield

    The NAA’s first factory networking for over two years was at McLaren in Sheffield, where visitors learnt about the manufacturing of composite components for McLaren sports cars as well as hearing about the NAA’s FAST STEP 3 titanium project. We arrived bright and early at McLaren for a full day of activity. This was our […]

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    NAA Event Review: How Will Net Zero Impact the Automotive Supply Chain?

    Last month saw members gather at fellow NAA member Businesswise Solutions’ Energy Centre at Nelson for a roundtable debate on decarbonising the automotive supply chain. There was comprehensive representation from across the supply chain, including OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, together with attendance from DIT and a number of local universities. Participants were given […]

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    NAA Member Event: Using 3D printing & artificial intelligence to produce lightweight components, 5 & 12 April 2022, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Additive manufacturing is one of the most exciting, emerging technologies of the 21st Century and Manchester Met is at the forefront of making this technology accessible to businesses by helping them understand how to use and benefit from its application. One of the key application areas is to redesign components, using 3D printing and artificial […]

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    NAA Member Event Review: Manchester Metropolitan University’s PrintCity Network Showcase

    Industry leaders, small business owners, academics and the NAA came together on Wednesday 16 February to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Manchester Metropolitan University’s PrintCity Network. With a focus on sustainability and the opportunities 3D printing can offer businesses, over 60 guests at the Showcase heard from industry leaders, including Professor Juergen Maier CBE, NAA […]

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    NAA Member News: Automotive Testing Facility at the University of Salford Energy House Laboratories

    The University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0 consists of two huge environmental test chambers; each chamber would allow automotive OEMs, suppliers and the aftermarket to undertake research, development and whole vehicle testing for energy efficiency, battery performance, thermal efficiency, etc in a range of climatic conditions. The University of Salford has been at the forefront […]

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    Industry Event: Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference and Exhibition – VTMS 15, 14-15 June 2022, Midlands

    With the increasing adoption of electric battery technology and fuel cells in transport applications, the challenges involved in vehicle thermal management have never been so diverse. VTMS 15 will showcase the latest research and technological advances in heat transfer, energy management, thermal comfort and the efficient integration and control of all thermal systems within vehicles. […]

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