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Case Studies

Our valued industrial partners are engaging with our researchers and our students in all areas of engineering, linking with our expert academics and high-end for research and development.


Partnering with Siemens to develop innovative solutions for global challenges.

A long-standing industrial partnership, channelling innovative research into pioneering solutions for today’s global challenges.

The relationship between the University of Sheffield and leading global engineering and technology services company Siemens has already generated valuable and diverse projects; continued involvement is strengthening ties and developing work in new fields.

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JRI Orthopaedics

JRI Orthopaedics are a Sheffield based company with world class expertise in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments. They have a long established reputation for making pioneering innovations in the development of hip implants and are keen to explore the use of new materials and novel manufacturing techniques to bring about benefits to surgical procedures and improve patient wellbeing.

B.E.Wedge Holdings Ltd

B. E. Wedge Holdings Ltd, a group of leading galvanizing businesses based in the West Midlands with a growing international presence, has completed two Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with Sheffield University, both related to combustion engineering. One of them was awarded the highest possible accreditation of ‘Outstanding’ by the independent KTP assessment panel.

We perceive great value in the opportunity to work closely with the experts in Sheffield

angela curtis, hasco thermic

The company began a third KTP in autumn 2014. The work concerns the advanced technology which underpins the market leadership of its subsidiary Hasco Thermic in the specialised field of galvanizing furnace design. It aims to extend furnace design tools to investigate new methods for furnace control.

Angela Curtis, Managing Director of Hasco Thermic (part of Wedge group) explains: “The results of the investigations undertaken in partnership with the University, which is a world leader in this field, have been instrumental in advancing our thinking on improving the performance and energy efficiency of the company’s products.

“In addition to the KTP’s direct benefit to us, we perceive great value in the opportunity to work closely with the experts in Sheffield because it encourages us to think even more widely and perceive further possibilities of advancement."