Materials Processing Institute


Gerard Stephens



01642 382000


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    The Materials Processing Institute is an open access innovation centre supporting industry, government and academia. Support ranges from small scale, site based investigations, through to long term collaborative research programmes and is available to any size of organisation from start-ups and SMEs through to large multinational organisations.

    The Institute has expertise in materials, materials processing and energy, specialising in challenging processes, particularly those involving high specification materials, high temperatures and difficult operating conditions.


    Materials processing knowledge is supported by state-of-the-art facilities from laboratories through to demonstration, scale-up and production plant.  Scientists and engineers work with industry and apply their expertise to progress innovation and develop improved products and processes.


    Areas of expertise include:



    The Materials Processing Institute helps businesses develop innovation and grow through a tailored support package. Assistance includes:



    The Materials Processing Institutes technical, research and project management teams deliver projects and support across a wide range of industrial and manufacturing sectors including:


    • Metals and Metals Manufacture
    • Chemicals and the Chemical Process Industries
    • Nuclear
    • Oil & Gas