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:
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.
6 Feb 2024
7th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy
Fnd out about the latest thinking on ferrous metallurgy. At the symposium PhD and EngD students will showcase their research with particular emphasis on the ferrous sector. Along with this will be a keynote presentation from Dr Pam Murrell, CEO…
MATERIALS PROCESSING INSTITUTE EMBARKS ON GROUNDBREAKING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INITIATIVE TO TRANSFORM UK’S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
The Materials Processing Institute is leading a £600,000 research collaboration to develop a groundbreaking artificial intelligence tool capable of creating greater efficiencies within the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector. Working in partnership with Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd and AMFG, it aims…
MATERIALS PROCESSING INSTITUTE ADVANCES CAPABILITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT
The Advanced Materials Development Centre at the Materials Processing Institute has invested in new equipment,reinforcing its commitment to advancing materials research and development in collaboration with industry partners. This strategic expansion includes the addition of a bogie hearth furnace, with…
HYDROGEN BULK STORAGE CAPABILITY SUPPORTS INDUSTRY DRIVE TO DECARBONISE
The Sustainable Industry Group at the Materials Processing Institute assists industries in transitioning to low carbon fuels. As part of this client support, the Institute has made strategic investments in low carbon fuel processes and equipment that use hydrogen as…
MATERIALS PROCESSING INSTITUTE APPOINTS INTERIM CEO
The Materials Processing Institute has appointed Jonathon Stormon from Hexagon Consultants as its interim CEO following Chris McDonald’s decision to stand down from the role he has held for almost a decade. The move, which follows Chris’ selection as the…
MATERIALS PROCESSING INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH OAKDALE TO DEVELOP LOW EMBODIED CARBON CONCRETE KERBS
Oakdale Contracts, a Catterick-based paving manufacturer, is partnering with the Materials Processing Institute to develop low embodied carbon concrete kerbs after successfully securing £415,000 in grant funding from Innovate UK. Cement and concrete production account for approximately eight percent of…