The Royce Discovery Centre has been completed for the University of Sheffield and is set to be home to a state-of-the-art materials science research laboratory.
Part of the Henry Royce Institute, Sheffield, the centre will specifically focus on the early-stage research of materials discovery and processing for the benefit of students and industry. The next generation of top materials scientists will train using the very latest technologies in 3D additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing and nanocharacterisation.
Championing sustainable manufacturing through resource efficiency, the Henry Royce Institute provides an environment where academics and industry can collaborate to address materials processing challenges to create new engineering components for high performance industrial applications, therefore generating new knowledge, translation and impact. The centre will work alongside the Royce Translational Centre, situated at the University of Sheffield Innovation District, and facilities in the Faculty of Engineering.
It is fantastic to see the Royce Discovery Centre achieve this key construction milestone. The research undertaken in this new facility will provide a major contribution to the delivery of Royce’s vision of ‘Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society’, enabling innovation and world-leading research in sustainable manufacturing. As part of the national institute, the Royce Discovery Centre strengthens the UK’s research and development facilities portfolio supporting both industry and academia in advanced materials research and innovation.
David Knowles, CEO at the Henry Royce Institute