Huddersfield’s 3M Buckley Innovation Centre is launching a series of free hands-on workshops to give businesses the chance to explore some of the technologies available to them on its state-of-the-art Innovation Avenue.
Firms from the engineering and manufacturing sectors can benefit from access to the technology at the 3M BIC in Firth Street and are being invited to try out complex techniques through the hands-on workshops (HOW).
Attendance is free but is strictly limited to six, pre-booked participants per workshop.
The theme of the first HOW event is The Measurement and Characteristics of Surfaces and consists of two sessions that will take place from 8am to 10am and from 10am to noon on Wednesday, January 28.
Businesses from sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail and energy, as well as machine tool manufacturers and forensic scientists would benefit, as would those from the healthcare sector, in particular manufacturers of medical devices and prosthetics.
Each session will include a brief introduction followed by the two-part workshop and will be led by specialists from Huddersfield University.
Attendees are encouraged to send in a small sample for analysis and will be able to see the data produced and discuss its significance with experts on the day.
Ideal samples are those where the surface is of particularly interest, for example, items that have been subjected to wear and tear, stress and heat or where the nature of the surface is key to an item’s performance.
To attend one or both of the free HOW sessions call 01484 473191 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on future HOW sessions go to www.3mbic.com/events .
3M BIC is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Huddersfield University and Kirklees Council.