University of Leicester to build testing and analysis centre at the MIRA Technology Park
The University of Leicester is set to create a testing and analysis centre for the automotive, aerospace and space industries within the MIRA Technology Park at the enterprise zone site near Hinckley, a news report in the local media has revealed.
The new scheme represents a £2.5m investment, supported by the government’s Regional Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, and is delivered in partnership with Polytec.
The Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC) will be the university’s first off-campus, industry-facing commercial facility and will be available for use from mid-2014. It will enable the university to offer the UK’s first commercially available 3D laser structural dynamics vibration testing and analysis centre that works using three robot-mounted laser scanners which make non-contact vibration measurements of a surface, measuring anything from small components to whole vehicles.
Professor Kevin Schürer from the University of Leicester added: "We are very excited about the launch of ASDEC, and the support it will offer UK industry by advancing research and technical development.
"Our investment in ASDEC will enable companies to realise valuable time and cost savings by providing facilities – and expertise – that will allow them to conduct research and bring products to market much faster than previously possible."
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