Collaboration Partners

Training Course Collaboration Partners


National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC)

The National Fluid Power Centre offers a 'world-class training solution for integrated fluid power systems and controls' and takes a lead in the UK as a BFPA Certified CETOP Education Centre.

Based in Worksop as part of the commercial arm of North Nottinghamshire College the NFPC officially opened in 2001 by the then President of CETOP Signor Amadio Bolzani, Paul Cook the President of The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and the Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth (UK).

Click here to download our Integrated Systems Engineering course flyer. NFPC and the AMRC Training Centre plan to provide outstanding education and training with measurable results. This is a close working partnership of two highly professional organisations, recognised by UK industry.

MACAW Engineering

MACAW Engineering

MACAW Engineering is a leading independent engineering consultancy working closely with global operators of oil and gas production facilities, pipelines and utility systems to reduce risk, maintain integrity and extend the service life of client assets. With many of our Principal Engineering Consultants able to draw on more than 25 years of industry experience in materials, corrosion, welding and asset integrity.

MACAW Engineering applies this knowledge to develop and provide cost-effective solutions to our clients across the energy sector. These solutions are often employed in maintaining the integrity of ageing assets and extending their service life.

Where new developments are proposed by operators (frequently those involving existing infrastructure), we identify and analyse technical issues that may impact on the future integrity of a project in order to specify an optimised plan.

MACAW has extensive knowledge and experience of:

  • Integrity management.
  • Corrosion mechanisms.
  • Materials (carbon steels, CRA materials and polymers).
  • Coating systems.
  • Inspection methods.
  • Welding consultancy.
  • Failure investigation.

Materials Processing Institute

Materials Processing Institute

Materials Processing Institute is an Open-Access Technology Centre serving organisations which work with materials, materials processing or energy. We specialise in challenging processes, particularly those involving high temperatures, hostile environments and high specification materials.

Steel courses have been developed by the Materials Processing Institute over the last 70 years.

During this time, scientists, researchers and engineers have been at the heart of major technological changes within the steel industry. The institute’s ongoing research programmes have been instrumental in shaping the industry towards the state-of-the-art processes and equipment currently being used.

The Institute has expertise in the area of heavy end processing; from raw materials, cokemaking, sintering and scrap, through to oxygen and electric steelmaking, casting, rolling, reheating and finishing.

Click here to view their full range of steel industry training courses.

BVAA (British Valve and Actuator Association)

BVAA (British Valve and Actuator Association)

Established in 1939, the British Valve and Actuator Association represents the interests of over 170 British companies which are responsible for over £1billion sales each year.

BVAA member companies employ more than 9000 personnel directly in manufacturing and an equal number in support industries.

BVAA Vision

To be the Voice of our Industry while delivering business opportunities for our members

BVAA Mission

To create value for our members by providing excellent business networks, new business opportunities, industry recognised training, technical expertise and influence

Preston's College

Preston's College

Preston's College is an enterprising college. This means different things to different people, but for us it’s quite simple. We make a difference in lessons, courses, qualifications, jobs careers and futures.

We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional experience to all our students, whether you are a school leaver looking to study a vocational course or A-Levels, or an adult returning to education.

Year on year our students achieve outstanding results and many progress to further study either with ourselves or at some of the top universities in the country.

Preston's College is the place to learn skills that will prepare you for an exciting job that builds on your interests and aptitudes. Our students excel on a wide range of job-related courses from BTECs and NVQs through to Apprenticeships.

Whatever course you choose, you will be taught by experts who will help you learn the skills to improve your career prospects.

What are you waiting for? It's time to make your difference.

Element Materials Technology

Element Materials Technology

We couldn't talk about ourselves without first saying a thing or two about the challenges our clients face every day. It's their constant growth and innovation, after all, that have come to define who we are and what we do.

Whether in the Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, or Transportation industry, our clients achieve their long-term business goals by relying daily on the integrity of details. For these heavily regulated and ever changing industries, details are the building blocks of success. And among the details is the most significant one of all: the need to manage even the smallest details without losing sight of the big picture. It's a challenge we've accepted and excelled at time and again during our 180 years of experience.

Today, we're a global network of laboratories with experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis. With a team of 1000 scientists, engineers and technicians working in laboratories located throughout the USA and Europe, we're a single go-to partner for quality, on-time materials technology solutions. And working one-on-one to manage project details and maximize their impact on an entire supply chain, we take customer service to an unprecedented level.

Seco Tools

Seco Tools

Customer closeness and a solution-oriented approach are our strategic cornerstones, together with verifiable and documented improvements in your total cost of production.

We value long term relationships as it is possible to gain a better understanding of your challenges and allows us to actively contribute to your development.

A comprehensive range of cutting tools is another central component of our strategy and the quality and innovation built into our tools is the key to your profitable production. In order to offer the best total solutions we also provide technical support, demonstrations, technical advice, new ideas and practical experience.

Zwick Roell

Zwick Roell

Zwick is the world's leading supplier of materials test machines. Our machines are used for R&D and quality assurance in more than twenty industries. As well as standard tensile, compression and flexure tests, Zwick materials testing machines can be used for multiaxial tests such as biaxial tensile tests and torsion tests.

Zwick is also the leading supplier of fatigue testing machines, hardness testing equipment, pendulum impact testers and melt index testers. We also supply automated testing systems for a wide range of applications. Which test application can we assist you with? We look forward to hearing from you!

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