Dragonflies, one of Nature’s most successful predators, are the main inspiration behind the next generation of antimicrobial surfaces. The surface of these beautiful insects’ wings consists of nanostructures that are capable of killing a range of bacteria, including S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli by their mere geometry. Thus, they earned the name “mechano-bactericidal” surfaces.
The DSM NetworkPlus is a £1million investment by the EPSRC to bring together the diverse expertise and capabilities in UK academia to enhance digitalisation in surface manufacturing and to move the sector forward to meet the Industry 4.0 challenges.
20 Sept 2021, 2:30- 4:15 pm, UK BST
Online event to highlight opportunities to tackle COP26 challenges. Presented by Early Career Researchers
This virtual event is presented by DSM Early Career Researchers. Listen to our brilliant young minds and future leaders discussing their research in relation the COP26 challenges and what solutions does their research offers to the world. The event is facilitated by Dr Saurav Goel (DSM ECR Lead) from LSBU and Chaired by Prof Allan Matthews (DSM Director) from The University of Manchester.
Please register by 17 Sept 2021, 1 pm on our website for the event and also to be part of the DSM community. We will forward joining instructions a day or two before the event via email. Should you have a query or concern, please contact Pamila.Sharma@manchester.ac.uk
24 Sept 2021, 1-2 pm, UK BST
Speaker: Ahu Gumrah Parry
Zoom link – LINK
Zoom Meeting ID- 930 9099 1937
5 October 2021, 1-2 pm, UK BST
Geometrical Specification and Verification: the ISO system for workpiece definition
Speaker: Iain Macleod
Abstract: ‘Technical drawings’ in a recognizable form have been around for over a thousand years, but internationally agreed rules and definitions for how they should be created and interpreted are a relatively recent development. This short talk gives an introduction to how some of these standards are developed, and how they work. In particular, it takes a brief look at the myriad of possible answers you can get to a question as apparently simple as ‘how big is it?’.
Zoom link- LINK
Zoom Meeting ID: 963 8621 0627
The title of the Course is “The Smart Enough Factory: Achieving Low Cost, Low Skill, Low Risk Industry 4.0”.
We are delighted on completion of a free on-line course on Digitalisation and Industry4.0. The course was delivered in 3 parts by Dr Steve Dowey. First part of the course was delivered on Tuesday 22nd December 2020, the second part was delivered on 25 February 2021 and the third (last) part was delivered on 8 April 2021.
RECORDINGS OF ALL PARTS could be accessed via our MEMBERS AREA on the network website, which will be accessible once you have registered.
Closing date: 10 March 2021, 5 pm
- Round Two Feasibility Studies- Resilient bio-safe surface technologies.
Thanks to those who submitted applications for the second round of feasibility. Selection has been made and 4 projects have been funded. The Universities funded are- Northumbria University, LSBU, University of Sheffield and The University of Birmingham.
More information- LINK
- Meet the insect that is inspiring the next generation of antimicrobial surfaces
- Design Insights: Finding More Capital; Finding Money in Legacy Machines; Practical PLCs
- Bringing Legacy Machines into the 21st Century
- For digitally capable students, the sky’s the limit
- Industry 4.0 Readiness Online Self-Check for Businesses
In line with the UK Government’s latest advice about coronavirus and in common with many other educational organisations, the DSM Network has suspended all face-to-face activities until further notice.
We appreciate that these are challenging times and we endeavour to carry on business as usual virtually, the best we can. Please feel free to contact our team, should you have further query or concern. For more information, updates and latest advise on Covid-19 situation, please check the links below.
We are thankful to our valued partners for their Unconditional commitment and proactive participation
DSM Network strives to Take the Coatings and Surface Manufacturing Sector Towards Digitalisation by bringing people and capabilities together to address the challenges of Industry 4.0.