Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC)
UKRPIF award: £15 million
Officially opened: June 2018
Located within Brunel University’s Advanced Light Metals Research Park, the development of the AMPC enabled the institute to scale up its research capabilities within its Advanced Metal Casting Centre.
Research within the AMPC is carried out by the university’s Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) and EPSRC-funded Liquid Metal Engineering Centre (LiME) and includes developing ways to produce aluminium castings with a finer grain structure to build lighter components in, for example, automotive manufacturing.
The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) award supported the centre’s construction and funded a range of large-scale metal casting and processing machinery within the facility. Private co-investment was provided by Brunel University’s long term strategic partners Constellium and Jaguar Land Rover.