The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has unveiled plans to more than double its turnover to in excess of £80m over the next five years.
Professor Keith Ridgway, executive dean of the University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing, laid out the plans to representatives of some of the world’s best known advanced manufacturing companies.
He was speaking at the annual ‘Tech Fellows Conference’ organised by the AMRC for its partners, which include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus.
Ridgeway outlined new opportunities for the AMRC in fields including civil nuclear power, medical devices, training for the high value manufacturing sector and virtual and augmented reality.
Tech Fellows Conference delegates heard from other presenters about the latest developments and research plans of AMRC groups in the fields of design and prototyping, process technology and composites.
Researchers also explained how technologies like additive layer manufacturing were changing the engineering design process and opportunities for meeting the challenges facing the offshore wind power sector by reducing costs.
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