Upcoming Events



BLOODHOUND SSC will make its first ever public run on 26 October 2017 at Aerohub Enterprise Zone, Cornwall Airport Newquay. This will be part of a series of key development tests for the jet engine, Car and team, and takes place 20 years after Thrust SSC set the current World Land Speed Record of 763.035 mph. BLOODHOUND will run on Thursday 26 October (VIP day including 1K Club Gold

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Advanced Aluminium Engineering for the Automotive Industry

Aluminium has featured in the automotive industry from its earliest days. But the past decade has seen a massive rise in its use, both in traditional areas such as wheels and engines, and innovative uses such as the aluminium-intensive vehicle structures pioneered by Jaguar Land Rover and the new ‘multi-material‘ platforms of Audi, Daimler Benz and others.   

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ALFED HSE Support Group

ALFED's Health, Safety and Environment Support Group meets quarterly, usually at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. The next meeting of the HSE Group is at 10.00 on 6 December at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. This free event is open to all ALFED members - not only to HSE professionals, but to anyone whose job includes responsibility for

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The World of Aluminium, December 2017

  THE ‘WORLD OF ALUMINIUM’ WORKSHOP Tuesday 12 December 2017, 9.30am – 4.15pm Park Inn Hotel, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6RS       An intensive, one-day workshop that gives participants an elementary, practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application, markets and industry. Equally suited to technical and non

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Aluminium Industry APPG Breakfast Meeting

The Aluminium All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) will be holding a breakfast meeting on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at the House of Commons.  The theme of this event is 'Reshoring manufacturing to the UK'. Further details will be announced in due course. Please note that places at this event are strictly limited, and available to ALFED members only. If you are interested in

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ALFED - Outward Bound Week

Following last year's successful pilot course, ALFED will be running the following courses for members during the week commencing 19 March 2018,  at Eskdale Centre, Holmrock, Cumbria      • Apprenticeship Development Programme focusing on behaviours outlined in the specific apprentice standards the apprentices are following.  (If the company pays The Levy,

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