Materials in the Circular Economy

For additive manufacturing to realise its full potential, high cost metal powders must undergo a step-change reduction in price, which will be achieved by recycling, down cycling and new primary metal production processes.

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The Henry Royce Institute team is passionate about addressing the important societal issue of reducing carbon emissions and we are proud to champion the concept of sustainable manufacturing through resource efficiency.

With the UK steel industry bidding to be carbon neutral by 2040, Professor Mark Rainforth, Sheffield's Principal Investigator for the Henry Royce Institute project, explains in an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield how the Universities of Sheffield, Swansea and Warwick are working together with steel companies to develop strategies to ensure that this aim becomes a reality.

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