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The Duke of York visits NPL Huddersfield

As part of HRH The Duke of York's visit to the University of Huddersfield for the opening the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre, he visited NPL Huddersfield.

Andy Morris, NPL Huddersfield Laboratory Manager, talks to the Duke of York (image courtesy of University of Huddersfield)
Andy Morris, NPL Huddersfield Laboratory Manager, talks to
the Duke of York (image courtesy of University of Huddersfield)

NPL Huddersfield is situated in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and offers a  fast response service for difficult to measure components that require highly skilled techniques traceable to National Standards.

The Duke was shown round the facility by Andy Morris, Laboratory Manager; he showed great interest in the work that we are doing and how it helps industry, and was particularly interested in how NPL Huddersfield interacted with local manufacturing industries and how NPL is offering measurement support in the north of the UK. During the visit the Duke saw a number of items being measured, including: plastic components from the medical industry; a Rolls-Royce aero-engine blade; a Siemens industrial gas turbine blade; a refurbished aero engine blade from Rolls Wood; and the NPL freeform artefact.

Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son, spent 20 minutes talking to the staff at NPL Huddersfield before joining Martyn Sené, Deputy Director and Head of Operations at NPL, and other dignitaries for lunch.

The Duke's visit is part of his continued effort to recognise organisations that seek to provide excellent enterprise and business-focused education. In February 2013 he visited NPL, Teddington, where he saw the latest research being carried out and the impact that it is having on business and quality of life.

Find out more about NPL Huddersfield

Find out more about the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre

Find out more about the Duke of York at the University of Huddersfield

Find out more about the Duke of York's visit to NPL, Teddington

Contact: Andy Morris

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014
Created: 23 May 2013

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