MQP was invited to attend the opening of the AMPC at Brunel University on 13 June 2018. MQP is planning to sponsor two postgraduate projects at Brunel in 2018. One project will be on the micro solidification of aluminium and the other on modelling aluminium flow through MQP’s in-line Optifilter filtration unit.

The AMPC has been established, with £15 million funding initiative, to provide solutions to the light-weighting challenges of the automotive industry. The new world class facility includes industrial scale metal casting and processing facilities  as well as advanced instruments for component testing and performance evaluation and state-of-the-art facilities for process modelling and simulation.

The UKRPIF funding has attracted over £60 million in co-investment from industrial partners, including Jaguar Land Rover and Constellium. This will facilitate collaborative research programmes over the next 10 years to address industrial and environmental challenges, such as carbon emission reduction.

The AMPC complements the facilities in the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) which opened in April 2016 and has already proven enormously successful.