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Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute is a globally recognised innovation centre for the development and commercialisation of technology.

The Materials Processing Institute supports innovation through materials and process development, which is delivered by project teams utilising state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities.

Research is focussed on developments in:

  • Advanced materials

  • Achieving industrial decarbonisation through a low carbon and hydrogen future

  • Deploying new digital technologies

  • Reducing waste through a circular economy.

The Institute provides a range of technology and R&D based services and consultancy. Scientists and engineers apply their expertise to progress innovation, develop materials and improve products and processes. Expertise extends to experimental and computer modelling, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, materials microscopy, high temperature materials and chemical analysis and digital technologies integration.

The Materials Processing Institute is an internationally recognised centre for upscaling and commercialisation of materials innovation with state-of-the-art facilities including equipment, laboratories, workshops, demonstration, scale-up and production facilities where scientists and engineers develop technology, enhance materials and improve processes.

The Institute also offers support to start ups and SMEs, along with other support services, including lease of office,  workshop and laboratory space, meeting rooms, conferencing and event facilities.

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Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute has appointed two industry experts as non-executive directors to further strengthen its position as a national centre for research and innovation. Janice Munday CBE, an authority in innovation planning, and David Pummell, a business leader in…

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Panel Discussion – The Future of Engineering in the UK

Materials Processing Institute

Engineers and businesses are invited to join the audience at this panel discussion focusing on The Future of Engineering in the UK. Come and hear the views of the assembled panel of experts and and join the debate. THE PANEL:…

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Gas atomiser drops into Liberty’s new £10m facility at Materials Processing Institute campus

Materials Processing Institute

  A significant landmark in the development of Liberty Powder Metal’s (LPM) new £10m powder metals facility at the Materials Processing Institute’s Teesside campus has been reached. Various pieces of equipment which make up the state-of-the-art vacuum induction inert gas…

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Global steel industry leader announced as Symposium keynote speaker

Materials Processing Institute

  The Materials Processing Institute has announced that Jon Bolton, CEO for Liberty Steel Continental Europe, is to be keynote speaker at the 3rd Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy.

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Materials Processing Institute innovates to meet global materials challenges sustainably

Materials Processing Institute

  The Materials Processing Institute is strengthening its innovation strategy to focus on four key areas of innovation that place the Institute at the forefront of work to transform the fields of Advanced Materials, the Circular Economy, Low Carbon Energy…

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The 4th Industrial Revolution – Panel Discussion

Materials Processing Institute

  Chris McDonald is on the panel of experts that will be discussing and debating the 4th Industrial Revolution at a panel discussion organised by The Common Room and taking place at Durham Miners' Hall on the 24th October. The…

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