A half-day seminar on multi-material micro injection moulding was organised by the University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (DIME) in collaboration with the project industrial partners Tek-Moulds Precision Engineering Ltd, Techniplast Ltd and Playmobil Malta Ltd.

The seminar, held at the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) in Kalkara, was well attended by people from academia and different industrial sectors. It was addressed by a number of speakers, who treated various aspects related to high-value added manufacturing, micro fabrication and the EX-MMIM project in general.

MCST executive chairman Pullicino Orlando opened the seminar, followed by an address by Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Chris Agius.

Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Chris Cardona delivered a speech on high-value added manufacturing in Malta.

Philip Farrugia, Project Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer at DIME, gave an overview of the EX-MMIM project.

After the presentations two working groups discussed the benefits of amplifying micro manufacturing in Malta and the challenged faced by industry concerning micro injection moulding.   Jonathan Borg, from the University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering moderated the discussion.

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