Sol-Gels and Aerogels Explained

posted by Dr Khalil Khan - 19 October 2017


The sol-gel method is cost-effective and convenient, and can be used accross many industries...


Welsh Automotive Forum - Autolink 2017

posted by Phil Barnes - 5 October 2017


On Tuesday 26th September, the METaL team headed to Cardiff for the WAF's Autolink 2017 event...


Galvanizers Association Industry Open Day

posted by Eleanor Hubble - 25 September 2017


The METaL Team took a tour of two galvanizing plants in celebration of the Galvanizers Association Industry Open Day.



The Circular Economy

posted by Eleanor Hubble - 7 September 2017

Circular Economy Model

A new concept for 2017, the METaL Project's first taster session focused on the concept of The Circular Economy...


The UK Space Program

posted by Bryan Jones & Dr Khalil Khan - 18 August 2017

Star cluster, 20,000 light years from Earth.

On the 11th July 2017, the UK Government announced funding in excess of £100 million in the 'Space Industry' bill...


The Welsh Business Show, Carmarthenshire 2017

posted by Phil Barnes - 27 July 2017

The Welsh Business Show, Carmarthenshire 2017

On 16th July, Project METaL were delighted to attend the Welsh Business Show held in Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli.

The event was well attended by businesses and delegates and really lived up to the reputation that the show has built up over the past eight years.


METaL’s Hot Rolling Fundamentals – from development to delivery

posted by Dr Lee Bridgeman - 17 July 2017

New for 2017, the Hot Rolling Fundamentals course officially went live on the 20th June, over the course of the three day course provided a varied and enlightening journey through steel making, pure science, metallurgy, and engineering.


ION Leadership ‘Power Hour’

posted by Dr Khalil Khan - 3 July 2017

ION Leadership

On the 23rd June Project METaL were invited to attend an ION Leadership ‘Power Hour’, held in the SPECIFIC Active Classroom on the Swansea University Bay Campus. ION Leadership are a Swansea University project, working in partnership with Bangor University; they provide training programmes to businesses across Wales and are supported by the European Social Fund.


Industry 4.0

posted by Dr Khalil Khan - 6 June 2017

“Amidst the noise within the drive to Industry 4.0, a strategy is forming amongst enlightened businesses”


TATA Steel Engineering Achievement Ceremony

posted by Dr Khalil Khan - 1 February 2017

On 25th Jan 2017 TATA held an engineering achievement ceremony to recognize the academic accomplishments of TATA Engineering staff. The event also highlighted the achievement of 22 of the TATA engineers who attended the metal Design for Reliability course.


Design for Reliability

posted by Bryan Jones - 16 January 2017

Design for Reliability

All engineering equipment has a finite life, and deteriorates because of use, elapsed time or a combination of both. For effective plant management the key is to understand and control elements that pose the greatest risk to the value stream, maximising equipment or system availability, and minimising the lifecycle costs of the plant.


First In Class

posted by Dr Khalil Khan - 8 December 2016

The Active Classroom

In November metal delivered the first ever course to be taught in Specific’s Active Classroom, a brand new facility showcasing the concept of buildings as power stations.

The Active Classroom has green eco credentials at its core, it uses renewable technology that is available on the market to produce and store energy so that it becomes a self- sustaining building.