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TWI Manufacturing Support Services

Conferences 27 September 2023

TWI Manufacturing Support Services 

This event, which is open to Industrial Members and non-Industrial Members of TWI, will include a series of manufacturing-related presentations from TWI experts and representatives of outside companies.

Offering details of how TWI can help you with your manufacturing challenges by supporting design through to final stage manufacture, the event will address issues of manufacturing feasibility, engineering and manufacturing consultancy services that you can access and even our specialised production offering.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network with others at the event as well as take a tour  of the facilities at TWI Cambridge, to give you a better idea of exactly what we can offer to you as an Industrial Member of TWI.

In addition, we are holding a table-top exhibition so that you can see what others have on offer and even get a chance to showcase your own products to other interested parties. Not only will this event allow you to network with TWI experts and other Member companies, but you will also get an insight into how TWI can solve your manufacturing challenges. 

As the UK seeks to reposition itself as a leader in manufacturing, we are also keen to hear about your challenges and concerns so we can ensure that we have the right experts available on the day for you to speak with.  

We are taking requests from those who wish to present at this prestigious event and if you wish to speak at the event, please do email Paul Brooker.


The event is free for TWI Industrial Members and £50 for non-Members, while there is an administration fee of just £50 for those of you wishing to exhibit. 

Confirmed Speakers

  • Nick Godfrey, Managing Director, Central Scanning Ltd
  • Mihai Iovea, General Manager, ACCENT PRO 2000 srl (AP2K)
  • Paul Woollin, Research Director, TWI Ltd
  • Paul Brooker, Principal Project Leader, Thermal Processing Technologies, TWI Ltd

A full programme will be released shortly.

Hotel Details 

Hotels in the surrounding area can be downloaded here 



Nick Godfrey - Managing Director

Nick Godfrey

Managing Director
Central Scanning Ltd

Post Apprenticeship, Nick headed up a New Products Introduction team at Smiths Industries which involved prototyping and introducing new products using a variety of techniques from tig welding to vacuum brazing and electron beam welding.

After Smiths Industries, Nick worked for Engelhard precious Metals in new product introduction. Headhunted by an automotive seating company looking for a fluent French speaking engineer, Nick moved to the Midlands in 1999 and started a new career as a Project Manager, managing all of the tooling and projects for various French customers travelling frequently to France, Italy, Germany and Canada for 10 years. Whilst in Canada, a requirement to 3D Scan and reverse Engineer a complete car set of seats led Nick to investigating the technology and on the return to the UK, a new business was evaluated and started. This business, ‘Central Scanning’ provides a comprehensive 3D Scanning and 3D Printing service and sells 3D Scanning hardware. The company now employees 12 staff and is steadily growing.

Dr Mihai Iovea - General Manager

Dr Mihai Iovea

General Manager
Accent Pro 2000 S.R.L.

Mihai IOVEA, General Manager at Accent Pro 200 s.r.l. company ( for more than 22 years, PhD degree in Physics, Senior Research Scientist with over 37 years research & development experience in X-Ray Imaging techniques for Security and Non-Destructive Testing customized applications. specialized in X-ray 2D & 3D Tomography and Digital Radiography techniques, materials identification based on dual/multi energy, diffraction and back-scattering techniques, with recently developments in: high-resolution in-line X-ray scanners for fast quality testing of manufactured components, high-precision mass density measurement of powder-based sintered parts, real-time control of laser-based additive manufacturing processes and femtosecond laser-based gamma imaging.

Dr Paul Woollin, FREng, FWeldI, FIMMM - Research Director

Dr Paul Woollin, FREng, FWeldI, FIMMM

Research Director

Paul is Research Director at TWI and is responsible for the TWI Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap focusses on design, data and integrity, cutting across our three technology capabilities: processing and manufacture, materials and testing, inspection and monitoring. Paul’s technical background is in the performance of welded stainless steels and R&D to solve industry challenges, particularly related to hydrogen embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking.

Paul Brooker - Principal Project Leader, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group

Paul Brooker

Principal Project Leader, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group

Paul has over 40 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry including, machining, metal joining, including welding and brazing, quality, sales, business development and senior management.

Paul worked for a small engineering company for 32 years starting as trainee and finished as MD. During his time with the business Paul moved through all areas including production, inspection, sales and quality.

Paul worked for a PLC company in heat treatment and metal joining as Works Manager, then prior to joining TWI was Group Operations Manager for a Privately owned heat treatment group of companies.

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