At UCLan, we believe in establishing collaborative partnerships with our business customers. What sets us apart is our strong reputation for applied busines research, entreprenuership, innovation and bringing academic excellence to life. Innovation is part of our culture and we work hard to establish links with local, regional, national and international businesses, sharing and exchanging our expertise and resarch to help give you that competitive edge.
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A scheme designed to promote engagement and innovation between the knowledge base found at UCLan and business, has recently seen Spinks Springs, part of the Harrison Spinks family of businesses, working closely with UCLan academics to complete biomechanical testing of a prototype running shoe.
Yorkshire-based Spinks Springs have a long history of manufacturing their unique low height pocket springs; Posturfil, Flexecore and HD Micro Pocket Springs for products ranging from bedding to automotive seating. When progressing into exploring the latest in footwear technology, Spinks Springs realised the potential of partnering with leading academics in biomechanics at UCLan.
Since embarking on the scheme the company has benefited from the abundance of knowledge and expertise from the academic community at the University. UCLan’s Professor Jim Richards and Steven Lindley have worked closely with the manufacturing company to extensively test the prototype running shoe that incorporates Spinks Springs most advanced spring technology into its design.
The event is hosted by UCLan’s Wind-Tech project, in collaboration with ANSYS and is aimed at companies interested or involved with in-house design and product development using 2D and 3D CAD for engineering calculations, product testing and simulation (including FEA and CFD).
If you are a consultant or contractor within or looking to supply into the Renewable Energy market, or interested in installing a small wind turbine, these workshops will provide you with the essential knowledge you’ll need before considering the connection of your renewable energy project to the grid.