MM Live 2009 Micro Manufacturing Conference Programme Finalised

Following its successful launch in 2008, the Micro Manufacturing Technology Seminar has now been developed into a full two-day conference programme for 2009. Held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 20th-21st October, the finalised conference programme features the most influential and knowledgeable experts in the industry.

The organiser, Rapid News Publications plc, has underlined its total commitment to the evolving world of micro, precision and nano components by making this conference completely free of charge to attend. This bold step has been taken to aid product developers, design engineers and micro manufacturers who more than ever before are looking to explore the full potential that micro, precision manufacturing can offer, to help them stay ahead of the competition.

The conference will begin both days with a keynote address from two of the world-leading research institutes in micro technologies. Day 1 will feature a keynote presentation from Dr Alex Domman, Vice President & Program Manager for MEMS, from CSEM — the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology. Day 2 will begin with a keynote address from Philipp Imgrund, Department Head at the Fraunhofer Institut, Biomaterials Technology, IFAM.

Following the keynotes will be an impressive array of speakers handpicked from our elite panels of experts including: Donna Bibber, Micro Engineering Solutions; Loren Evers, Medtronic; Andy Whitaker, TWI Ltd; Arthur Turner, Rainford Precision Machines; Jonathon Montgomery, SmalTec Inc.; Nadeem Rizvi, Laser Micro Machining; Gideon Foster-Turner, OpTek; Hans-Henk Wolter, ECM Technologies BV; Ira Feldman, Microfabrica; Katrin Theiler, IVAM; and Brent Hahn, Accumold.

The conference programme has been specially devised to address the key issues of micro manufacturing including a state of the industry overview to in-depth discussions on micro moulding, micro machining, micro EDM, electrochemical machinery, metrology and assembly.

The concluding afternoon session on Day 2, will feature a two-hour micro metrology workshop. Held in partnership with CEMMNT, the Loughborough-based Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies, this session will include a range of objective and informative case studies. Live demonstrations of the technologies available will also be shown.

The calibre of papers being presented at the 2009 Micro Manufacturing Conference will undoubtedly set the precedent for many years to come. For the full conference programme and to pre-register, please visit www.micro-show.com. Only pre-registered delegates will be admitted, as places are limited.

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