DARE to be different…

Alloy atom and dislocation

Companies that manufacture and process metals to form components are faced with a growing problem of securing supply chains linked to particular materials. The risks these companies face include increased competition from emerging economies due to the globalisation of manufacturing, political risks (especially when reserves of a particular resource are concentrated in one country) and price instability.

The DARE project has been funded by the UK’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council to look at alloy formulation in conjunction with industry. DARE looks to develop improved alloys, and where possible reduce their dependence on sensitive resources.

The expected outcomes of the project are improved technological competitiveness of key UK metal industries, with reduced political and price sensitivity of their products in the global market place.

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