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IMfT JCB Plant Tour and Workshop

Venue: JCB, Rocester, Staffordshire, ST14 5JP

Date:   28th September 2006


10.00 Arrival and Coffee

10:20 Theatre Presentation

10:30 Detailed Plant Tour

12:30 Lunch


13.30 JCB Technical – the direction the Company and the sector are moving and the future technical innovations/developments they are seeking to maintain competitiveness - Ron Sims (Backhoe Loaders)

13.50  JCB Purchasing – to discuss and describe what ‘metal’ components JCB require, typical volumes and quality standards demanded - Chris Bell (Group Purchasing)

14.15  IMfT Members Presentations

Aida Purchasing Survey of China – Steve Walkinshaw, Aida S.r.l. UK (Members only)

Development and Use of Advanced High Strength Steels – Vicky Cuddy, Product Applications & Development Technologist, Corus Strip Products UK (Members only)

Recent Developments in Incremental Metalforming Processes – Peter Standring, University of Nottingham (Members only).

General Discussion
 Programme review for next meeting at Swindon Pressings (BMW) on 30 November 2006.

15.30  Departure

IMfT wishes to thank JCB for their kindness in hosting the Plant Tour and Workshop and for providing a splendid lunch.