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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.

12.30  Luncheon

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