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Skills Academy #3: Morning Session 3

Metals and metalwork in R&D

Saturday 18 March 2017, 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
UIC – Union internationale des chemins de fer
16, rue Jean Rey, Paris 15e
Open to the public (prior bookings only): 

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - Skills Academy #3: Morning Session 3
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What can fundamental and applied research in the world of metal contribute to today’s industry, infrastructure projects and architecture? New production processes and alloys are facilitating significant progress in mechanics and a range of other industry sectors. Against this backdrop of innovation we explore the question of the world’s mineral reserves and the recyclability of metals.


9 a.m.
‘New alloys, and new technologies for working metal: an overview’
Krzysztof Wolski, research director at EMSE (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne), director of the Centre Sciences des Matériaux et des Structures

10 a.m.
‘Industrial transfer in metallic materials and production processes’
Dominique Ghiglione, R&D director – metallic materials and production processes, programme director for R&D at CETIM (Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques) 

11 a.m.

11.30 a.m.
‘Strategic metals in today’s world: limited resources and the limits of recycling’
Patrice Christmann, expert in mineral raw materials, member of UNEP-IRP (United Nations Environment Programme International Resource Panel)

Our third biennial Skills Academy explores the many facets of metal, with a focus on innovation for tomorrow’s world. The Foundation’s programme is aimed at artisans, designers and engineers eager to take a fresh look at the world of metal, and to harness their practice and expertise to a collective, experimental project. Throughout the first semester 2017, our monthly Morning Sessions enable interested members of the public to extend their knowledge of this essential material, from a historical, aesthetic, economic and technical perspective, and to engage in ground-breaking debate on its future and sustainability.  

> Discover Patrice Christmann's interview

> Find out about Morning Session 2: A creative material
> Find out about Morning Session 4: Metal in architecture
> Find out more about Skills Academy #3

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UIC - Union internationale des chemins de fer
16, rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris


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