The Materials Processing Institute works with the global steel and materials industries, to carry out research and innovation in Advanced Materials, Low Carbon Energy and The Circular Economy.

Research in advanced materials to understand how they can be used more efficiently and effectively and develop new and innovative materials.

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Working to reduce carbon emissions through enhanced use of energy to develop a low-carbon future globally.

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Research to reduce and minimise resource usage, waste, emissions and energy leakage through improved design, maintenance, repair, reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and recycling.

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Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are all emerging technologies that comprise the 4th Industrial Revolution commonly referred to as Industry 4.0.

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Developing materials and commercialising technologies for industrial processes, to improve efficiency, productivity and yield. Particular expertise in the processing of materials, especially steel and metals, and the development of new alloys.  Working with a collaboration partners to deliver individual innovation projects, up to fully integrated programmes for large, multinational clients.

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High quality steels, manufactured to short lead times and to client specifications. A bespoke specialist melting and casting service.

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Expert advice and technical due diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions, capital expenditure on new plant and equipment and market studies.  Technology management and leadership support, including creating a culture of innovation, setting up and running innovation programmes and new product development portfolio management.  Clients include private industry, public bodies and Government.

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Theoretical, practical & operational courses based on the major technologies currently in global operation.

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A wide range of library services to help businesses, organisations and individuals.

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Fully managed and serviced offices, laboratories and workshops are available to rent in a range sizes and configurations.

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Research groups consists of scientists, researchers, engineers and technicians bringing together their specifics skill in a committed and co-ordinated way.

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The Institute adopts a scientific approach to its research with the objective of delivering reliable and accurate results which are fit for purpose.

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The Normanton Plant is a facility capable of melting and casting various metals and alloys, primarily steel alloys.

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The SME Technology Centre provides open access support to SMEs across all sectors looking to develop, improve and commercialise technology.

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The Doctoral Academy is a networking group primarily for students undertaking a PhD in a materials science related discipline at a UK University.

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The Institute has meeting and conference facilities ranging in capacity from 10 people to 150 people.

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