Birmingham City University’s annual Magnesium Symposium returns for its second year after a fantastic response in 2017.
At 1.8g/cm³, magnesium is the lightest of all structural materials. Magnesium is lightweight, strong, safe, affordable and 100% recyclable.
Our Magnesium Symposium will be looking at the importance of magnesium within the manufacturing sector – showcasing it as an alternative material, especially for car manufacturers and the aerospace industry in terms of light weighting, fuel efficiency and the circular economy.
In partnership with Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK - the world’s largest producer of magnesium die cast components, Birmingham City University is on a mission to change the perceptions of magnesium in manufacturing.
The strategic alliance has seen the two organisations working together in the education, research and development of magnesium use, whilst placing fuel efficiency through weight savings and sustainability at its core.
Other partners involved in the collaborative partnership include the International Magnesium Association (IMA).
Past attendees include Aston Martin, Magnesium Elektron, The Institute of Engineering Technology and more. The event presents a fantastic opportunity to network and access industry leading knowledge.
The BCU Magnesium Symposium 2018 will act as an introduction to the research our academics and business partners have been working on. For more information on this, please find links below to abstracts highlighting just some of the work we've been doing around magnesium and the benefits it holds.