Announcement of DARE Annual Symposium 2017 – “Alloy Design – A Resource Efficient Approach 3”


We are pleased to announce that our third annual symposium will take place over two days on 7&8 September 2017 at Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre, Derby. Further details about the topics and registration can be found here.


Start and end times are as follows:

7 September:

Registration & coffee:                                                            10:00 – 10:30

Results of poster competition and drinks reception:         18:00 – 19:00 


8 September:

Coffee:                                                                                      9:00 – 9:30

Lunch:                                                                                      12:30 – 13:30


A detailed programme plus joining instructions will be posted on the website over the next few weeks.




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“Alloy Design – A Resource Efficient Approach”

On 1 September 2016 the DARE programme held its second Annual Symposium at the University of Sheffield.

The one day event had a mixture of presentations by DARE academic and industry partners plus guest speakers from throughout Europe. The presentations focussed on the challenges academics and industry face when trying to design new alloys with minimum material waste and less dependence on rare earth additions, whilst retaining their strength and resistance to wear and corrosion.  The Symposium was well attended by UK and International academic and industry delegates and all agreed that the event provided an interesting mix of high-level talks.

A big thank you to our speakers and delegates who attended the event.

Photos and presentations from the event can be found here.



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DARE Annual Symposium 2016 Gallery & Presentations


Workshop Programme 2016         Permanent Magnets and the “Rare Earth crisis” – van Schilfgaarde


High Strength MgAlloys – Robson     Designing martensitic steels – Galindo-Nava


Alloy design for Additive Manufacturing – Jägle         Life Cycle Analysis – Koh



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DARE Annual Workshop 2016 – Programme now available


The programme for the DARE Annual Workshop 2016  has now been finalised and can be found below.

We look forward to seeing you on the day, when we will have keynote speakers from Rolls-Royce plc, the Max-Plank-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany and IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain.


Workshop Programme 2016


You can now register for the event here.

Directions to the venue can be found below; should you require overnight accommodation in Sheffield when attending the meeting, you can book accommodation at the venue here.  Alternatively there is a list of hotels below which give preferential rates; when booking please quote “University of Sheffield” or the code given in the attached document.

Directions to Sir Robert Hadfield Building                        campus-map-a-z-feb2016                          Hotels

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DARE Annual Workshop 2016 Announced: “Alloy Design — A Resource Efficient Approach”


Following the success of our Inaugural Workshop last year, we are pleased to announce that the DARE Annual Workshop 2016 will again take place in Sheffield on 1 September 2016.

The event will revolve around one of the Programme’s three principle areas of study – the design of resource efficient alloys for manufacture that offer both higher performance and reduced reliance on key elements.  Some of the topics to be discussed are shown in the attached flyer and a full programme will be available shortly.



Start and end times are as follows:

Registration & coffee, Turner Museum,

Sir Robert Hadfield Building:                        10:00 – 10:30

Poster session and drinks reception:          18:00 – 18:30 






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Materials Life Cycle Analysis Workshop Gallery & Presentations


Presentations: Brimacombe  Koh  Rainforth  Reaney  Pinna  Hardwick



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DARE Inaugural Workshop

The DARE Project (Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency) held its inaugural workshop at The Ridge, Sheffield on 3 September.

The event was attended by national and international supporters, including academics, students and representatives from industry partners.

Presentations were given by DARE partners plus guest speakers Professor Claire Davis, Tata Steel Professor at WMG, University of Warwick and Professor Stewart Williams, Director of the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre at Cranfield University.

The day focused on the Project’s research plans and explained how the project aims to contribute towards a resource-efficient and low-carbon economy by working with partners in the metals industry to reduce their reliance on strategic metals and to minimise waste through the development of new metal alloys.

A big thank you to all those who participated and attended.

Photos and presentations from the event can be found here

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DARE Inaugural Workshop Gallery & Presentations



1. DARE-A Manufacturing Approach, Rainforth   2. A review of Design Cases, Rivera

3. Quantum Mechanics & Resource Efficiency, Paxton  4. Sustainable steelmaking, Davis

5. WAAM alloy development, Williams

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Designer alloys: Man vs Machine


Thomas Young Centre, 5pmThursday 29th October, room G01 of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.

Talks will be given by:

Dr Gareth Conduit, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge: A Royal Society Research Fellow in The Theory of Condensed Matter Group, University of Cambridge, Dr Conduit’s research is focused on the design of new materials and quantum phenomena.

Professor  David Dye, Department of Materials, Imperial College London: An academic partner in the DARE Project, Professor Dye’s research interests focus on the micromechanics of jet engine, aircraft and reactor materials, particularly superalloys, titanium and zirconium. His research group works on problems across the life-cycle from alloy design to processing to fatigue and failure.

Further information about the evening can found here.







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