Brunel University, London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom - University Technology Center
Constellium’s University Technology Center (UTC), located at Brunel University London, is a center of excellence for the design, development, and prototyping of aluminium extrusions and automotive components such as Crash Management Systems, body structure components, and battery enclosures for electric vehicles. Opened in 2016, it has more than 50 employees.
The UTC’s industrial scale casting and extrusion equipment allows for rapid prototyping, reducing development times by at least 50% for the advanced aluminium alloys required to lightweight automotive components. Alloys developed at the UTC include Constellium HSA6®, a portfolio of high-strength alloys, and Constellium HCA6®, a series of crushable alloys.
In 2018, the UTC was expanded to include an R&D center supporting the transition of new technologies and production techniques to Constellium’s extrusion and automotive structures plants around the world.
In partnership with Brunel University London, Constellium continues to shape the next generation of engineers and scientists through a fellowship program for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.