Visit to Swinden Technology Centre, Tata Steel RD&T 2.00 pm Tuesday 12 April

Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association
24 Mar 2011

Swinden Technology Centre is the largest of Tata Steel’s UK Technology Centres and is located on Moorgate opposite Rotherham Hospital, S60 3AR. Initially we are meeting in The Auditorium, NAMTEC, Swinden House, which is on the Tata Steel site.

M1 Junction 33, towards Rotherham at roundabout take A631 Bawtry, in 1 mile turn left at traffic lights onto Moorgate A681 in I mile STC is on the right - down the drive - it is well sign posted.  Fully details on

There is limited parking and Car Sharing where possible would help

To gain a detailed appreciation of the advanced facilities we will split into three groups and visit – Materials Characterisation, Computer Modelling and Fracture Testing Departments. This promises to be an interesting visit and the opportunity to gain an insight into the latest technologies.

Safety Shoes are required in Fracture Testing – please bring your own if possible

Only 30 places – return reply slip as soon as possible.



1.45       Arrive.  NAMTEC, Swinden House and sign in at Reception

2.00    Introduction – Mark Sexton. 

2.20    Tour of facilities and questions   

4.15 approx.   Depart.


Please return the reply slip as soon as possible to reserve a place.


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Please Reply: Dr Ken Ridal, 48 Stone Delf, Fulwood, Sheffield, S10 3QX.
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