TMS 2020 conference – San Diego, USA

From L-R: Daniel Suarez, Beatriz Fernandez, Nick Weston Written by: Oliver Levano STAR group members Nick Weston, Beatriz Fernandez and Daniel Suarez had the opportunity to show off their latest research at the TMS 2020 conference. The conference is focussed on materials and it gives an opportunity to hear interesting talks on many aspects of […]

Innovate UK funding won to help lower vehicle emissions using FAST-forge

A consortium including The University of Sheffield’s STAR group has been successful in obtaining government funding from Innovate UK for a collaborative research and development project to use titanium in automotive engine components. The project’s title is “FAST STEP3”, which stands for Field Assisted Sintering Technology for Swarf Titanium to Engine Parts in 3 steps. […]

FAST-forge project hits the headlines

Sheffield Titanium Alloy Research Group has hit the headlines this week the FAST-forge project getting multiple mentions in the worldwide media. Work conducted by Dr. Nick Weston through his PhD funded by the Advanced Metallics Centre for Doctoral Training and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory of the Ministry of Defence has resulted in a new […]

FAST-forge in Materials World

Materials World, April 2017 “Dr. Martin Jackson argues for a new hybrid solid-state process that will support the expansion of titanium alloy use in aircraft” Written by Martin Jackson and published in the April 2017 edition of Materials World, FAST-forge has taken centre stage as the issue’s feature article. STAR members Nick Weston and Lyndsey […]

Metal Forming 2016 Conference – Krakow, Poland

STAR group members at Metal Forming 2016, Krakow, Poland. From L-R: Jamie Pennington, Michael Howsen, Jacob Pope, Nick Weston, Emma Calvert and Prof. Bradley Wynne Written by: Jacob Pope The 16th International Metal Forming Conference was hosted by AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow from the 18th to the 21st September. This was […]

STAR group members at Metal Forming 2016

FAST-forge project launch

FAST-forge process set to change UK’s high value manufacturing industry Original articles: University of Sheffield  IMechE Researchers have developed a new concept in high value manufacturing which could lead to a more cost effective and sustainable production process in the aerospace industry. FAST-forge, developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield and part funded by InnovateUK, […]