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First Class Honours BEng degrees in Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical)

Phoenix is delighted to announce that two engineers from the Phoenix Materials Testing Ltd team have both been awarded First Class Honours BEng degrees in Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical) from Wolverhampton University.

Tom Batham, Mechanical Design Manager, and Sam Shevyn, Head of Laboratory at Phoenix, completed the degree course in two years, rather than three. They both achieved this by completing University work throughout the summer, to enable three semesters to be covered instead of two each year.

Vicki Wilkes, Commercial Director at Phoenix Materials Testing Ltd, says: "We are so proud of Sam and Tom as this is a fantastic achievement. They will now be able to offer technical input on projects with a far greater degree of confidence. The modules that they covered mean that they have an improved understanding of management issues, in addition to the technical areas. They are a real asset to Phoenix and Rubery Owen.”

Tom Batham says: "I would highly recommend others to take up this opportunity because the benefits of doing a degree whilst working are significant. I feel that completing the degree in this way helped me gain a well-rounded education, combining studies and hands-on work experience within a challenging and well-respected environment.”

Sam Shevyn says: "My technical knowledge has improved significantly now in gaining the BEng and I am able to more confidently operate across an extensive range of products, services and industries. My professional network has grown within Phoenix’s territories of Automotive and Aerospace and beyond.”

The next step for both Sam and Tom is to become accredited with IMechE, which will take many years and involve study across all aspects of engineering.

Advanced Engineering 2017, NEC Birmingham 01 - 02/09/17

We are exhibiting again in 2017, come and visit us on stand K53.

In 2016 we exhibited with our sister company Rotech for the first time, we will be there with them again this year. If you need routine or non standard testing we can satisfy all your requirements.

EIS Fatigue 2017 - Downing College, Cambridge University

Phoenix sponsored Fatigue 2017 at Downing College Cambridge on the 3rd to the 5th July. It was a fabulous event, and we very much look forward to the next one in 2020. For more information see the Engineering Integrity Society website at

New Benchtop Compaction Simulator

The Phoenix Benchtop Compaction Simulator was unveiled at the Compaction Simulation Forum in Ghent in June 2017. For further information see the compaction simulator page.

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