The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and Cranfield University are teaming up again in 2017 to host an open conference to discuss a range of technology related issues, including future strategies and opportunities in development and collaboration, for the surface engineering industry and nanotechnology companies in the UK. In previous joint events, the conference has been attended by over 150 registered delegates and the quality of the event has been impressive with speakers from companies such as Siemens, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, BP, and AWE which have given this event an excellent reputation.

The Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Institute (SENTi) at Cranfield focuses on the application of coating solutions and nanotechnology in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, biomedical and mining sectors. The Institute has been at the forefront of materials development which can be made lighter, stronger, more sustainable, and smarter and it has played an important role in the development of some commercial products that rely on nanoscale materials and processes. Indeed Cranfield University was the first University in the UK to offer an MSc nanotechnology course almost 20 years ago.

Both, MTA and Cranfield University are pleased to welcome you to this third conference of this series which will be held on March 31st, 2017 at the main Cranfield University campus. This conference will be chaired by Professor Jose L. Endrino and Dr. Zhaorong Huang and it is intended for UK and international innovators from the supply-chain as well as end-users in the field of surface coating and nanotechnology. Members from academia currently dealing with advanced coating materials and nanotechnology are also welcome to attend. This important event will precede the next European Conference in Nanofilms which will be hosted at Cranfield in 2018.


Keynote speakers include:

Prof Barbara Shollock, University of Warwick

Dr. Yi Zhang, Daido Metal Co. Ltd,

Dr.Chris Walker, Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd

Dr. Ben Beake, Micro Materials Ltd

Robert Quarshie, KTN

Dr Victor Higgs, Applied Nanodetectors Ltd

Dr Joshua Lay, Mantis Deposition Ltd

Event Programme

09:00 Start - Safety briefing
09:10 Opening and Welcome
09:20 Prof. J Endrino/Dr. Z Huang, Cranfield University, Surface Engineering and Applied Nanotechnology in Cranfield
09:50 Prof. Barbara Shollock Title TBD
10:10 Dr. Yi Zhang, Daido Metal Co. Ltd The Characterisation of Surface Coatings for Internal Combustion Engine Bearing Applications_make the standard more meaningful
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Dr Joshua Lay, Mantis Deposition Ltd In-vacuum nanoparticle deposition
11:20 Dr Emmanuelle Göthelid, Sandvik Coromant, Title TBD
11:40 Dr Victor Higgs, Applied Nanodetectors Ltd Title TBD
12:00 Lunch break
13:20 Dr. Chris Walker, Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd Amorphous diamond surface solutions for high performance engineering applications
13:40 Dr. Simon Gray, Cranfield University Overview of High-Temperature Corrosion-Fatigue Testing at Cranfield
14:00 Coffee break
14:20 Dr. Ben Beake, Micro Materials Ltd, Developing wear-resistant coatings for extreme environments by nanomechanics-aided design
14:40 Dr. Robert Quarshie, KTN-Materials, Title TBD
15:00 Group Discussion: Surface engineering and nanotechnology as influential technologies in the U.K.
16:00 Wrap up

Location and travel details

Vincent Building

Who should attend

Innovators, industrialists and academics.

How to register

To register please fill in this online form.