Chemical analysis of steel – Dr James McGettrick of Swansea University, with an X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer. This analyses the extra nanolayers which are added on top of steel, for example to improve adhesion or resistance to corrosion.
Developing and testing new steel alloys will be up to 100 times faster, allowing new products to reach market more quickly, thanks to £7 million of funding announced for a ‘virtual factory’ being developed by Swansea University, in partnership with Tata Steel and WMG, at the University of Warwick. Steel is the most widely used structural material in the world.It is at the heart of major manufacturing sectors such as the car industry, construction, packaging and defence. It is indispensable for national infrastructure such as transport, communications and energy, and for high-tech uses in energy-positive buildings to wind turbines and electric vehicles. “This project is a huge boost for innovation as it massively speeds up the development of new alloys.It means steel producers can deliver new and betterContinue reading