GCU works with MAHLE on Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to tackle delamination

10 February 2012

GCU works with MAHLE on Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to tackle delamination

MAHLE and GCU work on KTP

MAHLE Engine Systems UK is collaborating with Glasgow Caledonian University on a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project.

As a leading global development partner for the automotive and engine industry, MAHLE offers unique systems competence in the internal combustion engine and engine peripherals.

MAHLE Engine Systems UK, based in Kilmarnock, will work with GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University on applications of surface characterisation and metallurgy knowledge to identify factors influencing integrity of bimetallic strip bond delamination, creating a centre of excellence within the Group. The project will also look at testing and process monitoring tools, techniques and procedures for the assessment of bimetallic strip bond integrity and monitoring of critical process parameters.

The aluminium bimetal strip manufactured at Kilmarnock is exported globally to all of the MAHLE bearing manufacturing sites.

The project aims to recruit two KTP Associates working under the expertise of GCU’s Professor Mahmoud El-Sharif, Dr Anjali DeSilva and Dr Ray Ansell.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is Europe’s leading programme helping business to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.

For more information about KTPs and how your business can benefit, contact the Applied Knowledge Exchange on 0141 331 3189.

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