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University awarded KTP with Scorpion Tooling

The University of Bath has been awarded a three year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Scorpion Tooling UK Ltd, a specialist tool services company.

The partnership aims to increase quality and performance across Scorpion’s specialist toolings for advanced materials. This includes alloys for the aerospace, medical, oil and gas, and automotive industries.

The design and optimisation of cutting tools requires extensive knowledge in machining science. KTP Associate, Saeed Asghari, has started working with Scorpion to help achieve this.

Research Associate, Dr Alborz Shokrani, Mechanical Engineering, says: "This three year KTP project with Scorpion Tooling is based on years of scientific research at the University of Bath. It is an enormous opportunity to develop the next generation of cutting tools’ designs with cooling techniques to revolutionise machining of advanced metal alloys across a various range of industries from medical applications to aerospace."

Lead academic Professor Stephen Newman, Mechanical Engineering, says: "Working with a micro SME such as Scorpion Tooling enables unique research opportunities with rapid product development from the KTP but also industrial R&D projects with Bath undergraduates and MSc students working with Scorpion."

Chris Wands, Managing Director of Scorpion Tooling, says: “Working with the University of Bath gives Scorpion Tooling UK Ltd access to a vast amount of academic expertise and equipment. When combined with our 26 years of tooling manufacturing knowledge, and using state of the art machinery, this will provide high quality tooling solutions backed up with accurate technical data.”

“We are happy to have the support of our local MP, Neil Carmichael, in helping the young engineers of the future and manufacturing businesses within the Stroud area with his Festomane initiative. We are delighted to be part of this great opportunity and look forward to the special events in the coming months with other partners in the manufacturing sector”.

The KTP will support Scorpion to enter new markets with higher profit margins, investing in new skills and capabilities.

For further information on KTPs please contact:

Juliet Mather
KTP Recruitment and Administration Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 4975

Further information on Festomane, the Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering.

Scorpion Tooling

Left to right: 

Chris Wands MD Scorpion; Prof Stephen Newman; Saeed Asghari, KTP Associate; Nick Reade, Director Scorpion; Alborz Shokrani, Research Associate.

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