The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-renowned research and innovation centres working with numerous manufacturing companies from across the globe.
The Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is part of the AMRC Group, a cluster of world-class centres for industry-focused research and development of technologies used in high-value manufacturing sectors.
The AMRC has a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems and has become a model for collaborative research involving universities, academics and industry, worldwide.
Partners include international busichness such as Siemens, Technicut, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Toyota Motorsport GMBH, Unilever, McLaren and Airbus.
The AMRC has 11 core capabilities:
- Additive Manufacturing
- Composite manufacturing
- Design & prototyping
- Integrated manufacturing
- Manufacturing intelligence
- Structural testing
AMRC research projects fall into the categories of a) Generic, on behalf of the AMRC partnership with shared results, b) Specific research on behalf of individual businesses, and c) Collaborative projects in the early development phase, usually funded by ESPRC, Innovate UK, the European Commission or other external body.
AMRC Training provides apprenticeship programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, today an essential requirement for many organisations, enabling employers to respond to needs and changes, ensuring skills levels are maintained within their workforces. Training embraces electrical and mechanical skills, including robotics ,metals and materials.
The AMRC has centres on the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Sheffield Business Park in South Yorkshire, in addition to facilities in Broughton and Preston.
Also located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park is the Nuclear AMRC, which helps UK companies gain business in the civil nuclear sector, including new-build, operations and decommissioning projects.
AMRC website: https://www.amrc.co.uk