The National Metals Technology Centre, which provides training and consultancy services to UK manufacturers, is joining the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre which is situated in Rotherham.
It is hoped the move will provide significant benefits by promoting innovative technologies and increasing competitiveness in UK manufacturing.
Professor Keith Ridgway, co-founder of the AMRC, said: “The nation-wide contribution of NAMTEC to developing SMEs, outstanding training and technology transfer is well known and perfectly complements our existing work with manufacturing companies.
“Bringing those strengths into the AMRC matches our ambitions to continue to transform our economy through a true collaboration between world-class research and manufacturing industry.”
Dr Alan McLelland, CEO of NAMTEC, said: “This is a unique opportunity for both organisations which will directly benefit the UK manufacturing supply chain.”