BCAST are pleased to announce the Official Launch of the new Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) and the Constellium R&D Centre for Automotive Structures and Industry, which will take place at Brunel University London on Wednesday 13 June 2018.
The Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) is the second phase of a national scale-up facility within BCAST at Brunel University London, and follows the opening of the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) in 2016. It houses industrial and pilot scale metal processing equipment, complementary to that of the AMCC, in a second bespoke building. The processing equipment is supported by machining, joining, mechanical testing and 3D inspection facilities. Together with the AMCC, the aim of the AMPC is to demonstrate technologies developed in the laboratory at a recognisable industrial scale, and to allow BCAST’s industrial partners to carry out R&D that neither they nor their suppliers are able to do for themselves. It will bridge the gap between discovery and full implementation. Funding for the AMPC has been provided through a £15m award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) UKRPIF programme (now managed by Research England) and over £60m of support for R&D from the private sector over ten years. A key feature of the AMPC and AMCC is that BCAST’s researchers and seconded engineers from its partners will work side by side.
For more informaiton on the launch event, please visit our dedicated webpage.