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Spectrographic and the AMRC Training Centre Form a Partnership to Provide a New Range of Applied Educational Technical Metallurgy Courses

As the metallurgy industry continues to expand and diversify, Spectrographic have joined forces with the AMRC Training Centre to begin delivering training courses for industry personnel of all levels of expertise.

Spectrographic supplies a wide range of metallurgical equipment and consumables, and the AMRC Training Centre is a pioneering apprenticeship training centre, established to train the next generation of world leading engineers.

The Training Centre is part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, a world-class centre for collaborative research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

Both parties have a mutual understanding of how the landscape of the metallurgy industry is formed and how it is evolving, therefore they recognise the need for its employers and employees to learn and move with the times.

This new training partnership aims to bring together the supplier, technical support and academics, with manufacturers and engineers in order to increase productivity, efficiency and understanding throughout the companies operating in the metallurgy industry.

The courses available will cover the following disciplines; the fundamentals of metallurgy, carbon and alloy steel metallurgy, casting processes and techniques, metallurgy for non-metallurgists, metallurgical failure analysis and prevention, non-ferrous alloys, and stainless steel metallurgy.

It is imperative that not only new personnel, but existing people in the industry continue to learn. New problems need new solutions and new materials need new techniques. These courses will not just strengthen the holistic foundation of knowledge in the industry, but hopefully provide attendees with a platform from which they can continue to push the boundaries of metallurgy.

Paul Chippendale, Managing director of Spectrographic

About Spectrographic Limited

Spectrographic Limited offers a comprehensive range of metallographic products and equipment for material science analysis and quality inspection procedures, as well as specialist advice in material sample preparation, computer based image analysis and microscopic inspection.

Spectrographic is a family-run business, which was originally founded in 1999 as Spectrographic Laboratory Supplies. Spectrographic was set up and continues to be run by Managing Director Paul Chippendale – a skilled metallographer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Currently based in Baildon in West Yorkshire, the company also has demonstration laboratories.

For more information about Spectrographic visit http://www.spectrographic.co.uk or contact a member of the team on telephone 01274 966 173 or email [email protected].

About the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre

This 5,500 sqm Centre opened its doors in January 2014 and is currently training more than 400 people aged from 16, including second year apprentices who spend one day a week at the Centre. Thanks to its links with both Sheffield universities, apprentices can go on to study for higher-level qualifications up to doctorate and MBA level. The Centre also offers a range of courses for continuing professional development and is the joint headquarters of the National College for Advanced Manufacturing.

For more information please visit http://www.amrctraining.co.uk/

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