The TWI Innovation Network took part in the latest event at TWI for Malvern Panalytical's demonstration day on materials characterisation for powder metallurgy/metal additive manufacturing.
The one day event covered aspects of laser based additive manufacturing by TWI and the latest characterisation tools by Malvern teams and HBM Prenscia, including software tools that are on offer for assisting materials design and performance criteria (e.g. fatigue.) The TWI Innovation Network received a lot of interest from the participants and discussions were held individually for extending potential collaborations in the form of UK and or international projects (e.g. European). The Accelerated Innovation Programme (AIP) was of interest particularly to SMEs and new UK operations / start-ups.