Materials [Metallic and Alloys] Innovation Centre, set up by The University of Leicester at the end of 2016.
The Materials (Metallic and Alloys) Innovation Centre (MatIC) is a long term strategic partnership between TWI and The University of Leicester, one of the world’s top universities, which will focus on materials characterisation and novel materials development.
MatIC will create a shared research and technology capability specialising in small and full-scale materials testing in harsh environments.
MatIC’s aim is to be a world-leading metal research centre, specialising in new experimental techniques and models to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying cracking and defect formation during welding, casting and metal 3D printing.
- Create a specialised research and technology capability at TWI headquarters in Cambridge
- Undertake joint research programmes
- Secure a portfolio of research funding from external sponsors such as H2020 and Innovate UK
- Develop technology map of the University’s future needs in consideration of TWI’s Industrial Members
- Access new markets and networks via TWI Industrial Members
- Materials behaviour
- Physical metallurgy of welding
- Materials performance
- Materials analysis
- Failure mechanism of weldments
- Computational mechanics
- Material process modelling