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This project will create a new facility based at the University of Manchester which will support this growth.
The ‘Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility’ (MCF) will guide manufacturing design by using advanced technologies that illuminate the realistic conditions in which materials are used. Working closely with partners, it will capture images of the way materials degrade in 2D, 3D and in 3D over time (so-called ‘4D’).
The site of the facility will be at Manchester, but it will serve other UK academics and industrial partners.
The facility will:
The Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility is initially supported by: BP plc; Rolls-Royce; AMEC; Sellafield; NNL; FEI Company; Xradia; Rapiscan Systems; AREVA; Westinghouse; and TiSiC.
Page last updated 26 February 2015