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Advanced Metal Processing Centre launch

Members of the Aluminium Federation are invited to the official opening of the Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) and the Constellium R&D Centre for Automotive Structures and industry on the Advanced Light Metals Research Park at Brunel University on Wednesday, 13 June.

The opening takes place from 10.30am in the Eastern Gateway Building and will be attended by representatives from business, academia, the professions, funding agencies, the local community and the media.The AMPC has been established with £15 million funding from the HEFCE UKRPIF initiative to provide solutions to the light-weighting challenges of the automotive industry.

This new world class facility includes industrial scale metal casting and processing facilities to enable industry to develop and trial innovative light alloys and components for automotive applications, as well as advanced instruments for component testing and performance evaluation and state-of-the-art facilities for process modelling and simulation.

The Centre will enable BCAST to facilitate collaborative research programmes over the next 10 years to address industrial and environmental challenges, such as carbon emission reductions in the automotive sector through light-weighting of vehicles and upcycling of secondary alloys. The AMPC complements the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC), which has already proven enormously successful as a national asset for the automotive sector, supporting major multi million pound projects with OEMs including JLR and Nissan, and their suppliers.

Join BCAST on June 13 and learn more about the AMPC’s core objectives and mission for the next 10 years - and beyond! Hear from key speakers from Government, funding bodies and industry representatives, including  key partner Constellium who will launch the Constellium Automotive R&D Centre; visit new word-class specialist kit (featuring a new Forming Laboratory with freeform bending equipment, electro-magnetic pulse welding equipment, cold metal transfer welding and flow-drill fasten – and much more!); an impressive display of components; and, importantly, meet BCAST researchers to discuss how you can work with them in the future!

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about BCAST research at the poster displays over a networking lunch.

To book your place/s, please register here.