Tinsley Bridge R&D engineer, Dr Lucy Johnson, has joined up with Sheffield Hallam University as part of a visiting fellowship scheme in a new collaborative R&D project. The work with Professor Alan Smith is jointly funded by both Tinsley Bridge and Sheffield Hallam University through the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).
The project objective is to develop new high performance cutting blades at Tyzack Machine Knives, particularly for the demolition and scrap shear blade markets. “Our customers are looking for longer lasting or more cost effective blades. Part of the research with Sheffield Hallam will develop test simulations for wear and impact properties to simulate real life cutting applications. This will help Tyzack develop new materials and processing techniques that radically improve blade performance and life” said Lucy.
This fellowship enables Lucy to work with the specialist facilities and academic knowledge of a world class research institute, a collaboration which enables theoretical concepts to be more effectively converted into the development of innovative new products delivering competitive advantage to customers.