Royce at the University of Sheffield provides societal, environmental, and economic benefit through innovation in advanced materials processing.
Investigating the behaviour of Ti-Fe binary alloys produced from elemental powders during the HIP'ing process
The project aims to gain fundamental understanding of consolidation for developing novel, low-cost, near-net-shape Titanium alloys, while avoiding the chemical segregation observed in the difficult to cast Ti alloys.
Contributing Towards Nuclear Waste Management
Radiological Hot Isostatic Pressing at The University of Sheffield: A case study by the NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory into the Management of the UK Plutonium Inventory.
Swarf Titanium to Engine Parts in 3 Steps
Lower-cost access to lightweight titanium alloys will be a game-changer for the automotive industry, enabling manufacturers to reduce the emissions their cars create, while keeping them affordable.
Development of High Energy Density Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors
The Functional Materials and Devices Group aims to improve the operating voltage and energy storage density of high energy density capacitors.
Investigating the Effect of Helium Fusion Plasmas on Tungsten-Tantalum Alloys
Researchers utilised the Royce Discovery Centre facilities, to produce tungsten-tantalum alloys in complete solid solution using a novel processing method.
Nuclear Waste Containers: Does the Surface Finish Matter?
3D Optical Profilometry has been utilised by the NucleUS team to evaluate the surface finish of stainless samples and determine roughness parameters to assess the suitability of materials for nuclear waste disposal.
Developing the Next Generation of Energy Storage Materials
Growing concerns surrounding lithium supplies and sustainability have increased interest in developing a lower-cost, more environmentally-sound battery material.
Using 'Waste' Powders to Create Parts for Lightweight Vehicles
Researchers have discovered that through a method of continuous extrusion, rejected titanium powders can be used to create components for high-performance applications.
Alloy Design and Development for High-Performance Structural Applications
Jet engine manufacturers continuously strive to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, however, such advances are often limited by the materials available.
Elastomeric Polymer Scaffolds for 3D Cell and Tissue Culture
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are developing a 3D cell culture platform with the potential to revolutionise laboratory research into tissue engineering.