National Physical Laboratory

NPL links up with HSSMI

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is pleased to announce that it will be working with the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI). NPL's extensive experience and facilities will be used to test and validate equipment related to HSSMI’s research into sustainable, high speed manufacturing technology.

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HSSMI, based in Rainham, Essex, was launched in 2012 with start-up support from Ford, Loughborough University and the Department for Communities and Local Government. The remit of HSSMI is to develop world-class research to support high value manufacturing jobs in the UK.

NPL's membership of HSSMI is to the benefit of both organisations. HSSMI and its members will make use of NPL's extensive testing and validation facilities, as well as the supporting training available for staff and members. In return, NPL gains access to HSSMI's members and research activities.

Leslie Lee, Research Director at HSSMI, said: "We are really excited by this opportunity. Anyone who visits NPL cannot help but be impressed by the scale and quality of the facilities. HSSMI and its members can really benefit from access to these world-class facilities to complement our world-class research."

Graham Topley, Head of NPL's Measurement Solutions Division, added: "Our objective is to strengthen links to research and industry. Working with HSSMI and its members gives us access to industry and directly supports their research needs. This is an excellent way of developing and growing a UK skill base."

NPL and HSSMI will start working together immediately, developing plans to support HSSMI members, including Ford. This collaboration will bring together global industry, research, testing, validation and training, fulfilling both organisations' objectives to extend their support for UK manufacturing.

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Contact: Graham Topley

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013
Created: 19 Sep 2013

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