IMfT Workshop at Smith Bullough Ltd.
Thursday 29 November 2007
Smith Bullough Ltd., Unit 2A, Swan Lane, Hindley Green, Wigan WN2 4HD
10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.30 Welcome and update on IMfT activities including the Rolls-Royce near net shape forming project
11.00 A 2007 review of the metalforming industry from a global equipment manufacturer’s perspective
Steve Walkinshaw – Engineering Manager, Aida s.r.l. UK
11.30 Quality issues associated with fastener manufacture (Members only)
Dr. John Newnham, Fastener Champion – Confederation of British Metalforming
12.00 Reflections of a recent visit to China
Tim Garton, Managing Director – Smith Bullough Ltd.
13.00 Plant tour
13.30 Globalisation – Localisation
Activity led discussion on current and future implications for metalformers and their supply chain partners. The
issues raised and considerations given will form an IMfT online end of year report on the subject. This is your
chance to add your thoughts to this highly emotive and current issue Chatham House rules apply.
15.30 Wrap up and departure