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News in Brief - March/April 2006

Connect, no.141, March - April 2006, p.7

Dr Richard Dolby OBE, FREng, FIMMM

President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Richard Dolby took up the post of President of IOM3 in January 2006 in which he will serve for two years. Richard retired as TWI Director of Research and Technology in the summer of 2003 but still retains his connections in the world of welding by serving as a member of the Professional Affairs Board of The Welding Institute. He is also on the UK Technical Advisory Committee for Structural Integrity of Nuclear Plant, and on the Materials Board of the UK Defence Scientific Advisory Council.

Make it with Lasers seminar and exhibition

'MES-merise' - lasers in medical, electronics and sensors

The next event under this technology transfer programme will take place on 8 June 2006 at TWI, Cambridge. It will give an opportunity to examine the possibilities of using laser processing and fabrication in the medical, electronics and sensors industry and will feature technical presentations by experts in the field, demonstrations, an exhibition and excellent networking opportunities. For the full programme and enrolment form go to

Advanced metallic manufacturing - the need for speed

10 May 2006, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield, Rotherham

This event will address issues and interests common to both the motorsport and aerospace industry. It is supported by the Advanced Manufacturing Park and the NCN and will be of interest to manufacturers and supply chain companies who wish to learn the latest developments. Eleven key industry professionals will present during the day including speakers from Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, TWI, Renault F1 and Ap Racing. There will also be the opportunity to see a Renault F1 demonstration car showing the latest manufacturing innovations from design to build. To register, visit

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