Updating Existing METaL Courses
posted by Catherine - 30 January 2019
The METaL tutors have been busy over the past few months updating and changing two of our existing courses Manufacturing Technology and Joining Technology.
Advanced Imaging Taster Session
posted by Philip Barnes - 28 January 2019
On 24th January 2019 METaL teamed up with the AIM facility to deliver a Advanced Imaging and Materials Characterisation taster session...
Women in Business Awards 2018
posted by Catherine Glaznieks - 27 November 2018
METaL attended the Women in Business Awards 2018 on Friday 12th October 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Swansea.
Focus On: Energy and Power
posted by Dr Michael Shakib - 10 October 2018
With the world population toppling 7 billion and developing countries striving to achieve higher living standards, the rate of energy consumption will inevitably continue to rise in the coming years.
Student Support from the METaL Team
posted by Eleanor Hubble - 28 September 2018
This blog post looks in more detail at the accessibility of METaL courses,and the methods the team employ to ensure all our students have a positive experience with the project.
Julie Morgan AM Visits the Bay Campus
posted by Eleanor Hubble - 10 July 2018
On Monday 18th June 2018, Julie Morgan, Welsh Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff North, visited Swansea University’s Bay Campus in her capacity as Chair of the ESI Programme Monitoring Committee, with a focus on ‘Sustainable Development’.
Focus On: Introduction to CAD 2D & 3D
posted by Dr Daryn Taylor BEng EngD CEng MIMechE - 29 May 2018
The world of Computer Aided Design is rapidly changing – are you ready?
International Women's Day 2018
posted by Eleanor Hubble - 24 May 2018
Following International Women's Day on 9th March 2018, we take a look at how METaL courses are accessible to women, and how have women have benefitted from studying through the project.
Focus On: Practical Metallurgy
posted by Dr Michael Shakib - 19 March 2018
This month we shine a spotlight on the Practical Metallurgy course, with new lecturer Dr Michael Shakib explaining what he teaches on the course, and why it's worthwhile attending.
Focus On: Introduction to Materials Engineering
posted by The METaL Team - 9 February 2018
An in-depth look at the Introduction to Materials Engineering module, what's included on the course and why should people attend?
Cyborg Bacteria Soaking in the Sun
posted by Dr Khalil Khan - 8 December 2017
Could bacteria be the cyborgs of the future?
Know Your Physics
posted by Dr Lee Bridgeman - 22 November 2017
"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong."
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.