01 Sep CIRP General Assembly Honors Advanced Manufacturing Excellence
We at Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) are delighted to share our experience at the recent 72nd CIRP General Assembly hosted at UCD. CIRP boasts around 600 worldwide members and aims to address issues related to modern production science and technology through international cooperation.
A Unique Award for a Unique Contribution
Special recognition was given to Sir David McMurtry, co-founder of Renishaw who was awarded the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Excellence Award 2023. Dave Wallace, Director of Group Operations at Renishaw, received the award on behalf of Sir David McMurtry. The award was a tribute to Sir David’s unparalleled contributions to advanced manufacturing, particularly in metrology and additive manufacturing.
From Left to Right: Eddie Duffy, Business Development Specialist, IMR; Mark Hartnett, Additive Manufacturing Industrial Researcher, IMR; Dave Wallace, Director of Group Operations, Renishaw; Professor Denis Dowling, Director, I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre; Desmond Thornton, Chief Financial Officer, IMR.
The award was designed and assembled by Dr. Owen Humphreys from the I-Form Centre. It includes the triple spiral symbol, which is similar to that found on some Neolithic tombs, such as the entrance to the Newgrange Stone Age Passage Tomb in Boyne Valley, Ireland. This tomb dates back over 5,000 years.
The spiral design for the award was 3D-printed using a titanium alloy by IMR, using our Renishaw RenAM 500M system. This alloy was then mounted onto a mahogany base prior to the award presentation.
IMR’s Presence at the Event
The IMR team had the opportunity to showcase IMR’s latest research and technologies at our exhibit stand during the week. The event served as an excellent platform for networking and exploring potential collaborations. The CIRP General Assembly brings together an international network of leading experts in production engineering from both academia and industry. This year was no exception. The event provided a fertile ground for sharing insights, discussing challenges, and envisioning the future of manufacturing.
Congratulations to Sir David McMurtry on this well-deserved recognition.