Established in Sweden in 1986, COMSOL is a provider of software solutions for multi-physics modelling and simulation, with offices in Brazil, China, the United States, France, Germany, India and Russia, among others. The company’s UK base is in Cambridge.

MTC technology manager Borja Lazaro Toralles says the appointment is a significant feather in the MTC's cap, and a recognition of its capabilities: "This status will allow us to reach a wider customer base, permitting us to have more impact through the delivery of high-value simulation and specialist training materials.”

Wen Zhang, managing director of UK-based COMSOL Ltd, adds: "We’ve been working closely with the MTC team on diverse projects for a number of years, and are excited to have them join the ranks of COMSOL Certified Consultants in the UK. With their expertise in manufacturing process development, as well as physics modelling using COMSOL Multiphysics software, we’re confident this recognition will further strengthen our collaborative efforts and allow the MTC to provide high-quality simulation services across a range of industries."

The capabilities of the MTC's physics modelling team enable it to help companies with tasks such as product innovation, de-risked investment, cost reduction, process management and manufacturing asset management.