Free materials engineering business consultancy sessions with Sheffield Hallam University

26th April 2013

Sheffield Hallam University, one of the sponsors of this year's Global Manufacturing Festival, has re-launched its popular 'Fix it Friday' free consultancy sessions for businesses in the region.

Thirteen companies were helped during last year's Fix it Friday sessions. The university is currently now working with six of them on ongoing projects, including securing £120k of funding to develop and embed advanced engineering techniques including finite element analysis (FEA) into a regional engineering company. Fix it Friday sessions match materials engineering businesses with a team of leading industry academics and researchers to help them come up with new ways to solve business problems or seek new business or funding opportunities. Six 30-min slots are available during each three-hour session. Upcoming slots include: 'Welding, brazing, soldering' and 'Polymers and composites' (26 April) 'Machine vision' and 'Corrosion' (24 May) 'Lean manufacturing' and 'Embedded systems' (28 June) To book, visit www.shu.ac.uk/fix-it-friday Sheffield Hallam University has experts across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions, including manufacturing, food, healthcare, sport, and creative and digital. As one of the UK's largest universities, it can provide businesses with access to extensive specialist equipment and facilities, such as state of the art testing laboratories, sensory suite for food product testing, and venue spaces for meetings and conferences Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK's leading applied research institutions. As well as work placements, mentor schemes, apprenticeships and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), the university also offers cross-sector product development, research and consultancy for businesses. Please contact Sheffield Hallam University on 0114 225 5000 or email business@shu.ac.uk for more information.

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