Newsletter May 2024

Materials Processing Institute appoints new CEO

Terry Walsh will be joining the Materials Processing Institute as its new CEO on 1st July.

Find out what Terry had to say in the recent Press Release announcing this appointment.

Find out more...

EconoMISER project leads to multi-million pound investments

£3.1m has been invested in key equipment and facilities as part of a groundbreaking programme to support scaling up sustainable technologies for the foundation industries.

More about these investments...

Green Steel Centre

The Green Steel Centre brings together the Institute's expertise and equipment to focus work with the steel industry and its supply chain.

Its aim is to decarbonise steel production and accelerate the emergence of a sustainable Green Steel economy.

Working to deliver a sustainable steel industry...

Zero emissions cement trials are successful

Trials to develop and test the use of end-of-life cement in the steelmaking process and support new technologies for the production of zero emissions cement are a success.

Success will enable full scale trials...

Training - Metallurgy Course

Dates: Tuesday 16th July - Thursday 18th July

Location: Materials Processing Institute, Eston Road, Middlesbrough, UK

Click here to express an interest in joining this course

3-Day Metallurgy Course

This metallurgy course provides an excellent understanding of the science and technology of metals, primarily for carbon and alloy steels.

Alongside the lectures are practical sessions, held in a well-equipped metallographic laboratory.

The modules that will be covered are:

  • Crystal Structures
  • Microstructures
  • Phase Diagrams
  • Time Temperature Transformation Diagrams
  • Critical Cooling Rate
  • Strengthening Mechanisms
  • Mechanical Properties and Testing
  • Heat Treatment
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Practical session in labs
  • Access to Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Pilot Facility

Event - Workshop - How Artificial Intelligence (AI) can transform the materials value chain

Do you want to understand how your materials business can benefit from AI?

Are you developing AI solutions for your materials business?

Join this workshop to discuss the opportunities, barriers, and interventions.

Date: 23rd May

Location: Materials Processing Institute, Middlesbrough, UK

Register here...

Access to funding for innovation and project support

The PRISM programme provides the UK steel and metals sectors with access to funding to support innovation.

The Materials Processing Institute is delivering the programme with funding provided through Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

Find out how to apply for funding here

The Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium (FISC) brings together research and technology organisations from across the cement, metal, glass, ceramic, paper, polymer and chemicals industries to deliver innovation in low carbon resource efficient sustainable solutions.

More details about FISC

7th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy

The Armourers & Brasiers, London hosted the 7th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy. This symposium provides the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase their research to academia and industry. Read the review here to see what an enjoyable and inspiring day it proved to be for those attending.

Registration is open for the 2025 Symposium along with the online application for PhD or EngD students wanting to present, or to display a research poster.

REVIEW with links to Registration, Online Application...

Watch the video to see what some of the delegates had to say about this year's Symposium.

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