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  • Sheffield, UK

Since its earliest days, the University of Sheffield has been a world leader in metallurgy and engineering research, working closely with local industry to develop new manufacturing techniques and technologies.

At the close of the 20th century, Professor Keith Ridgway and local businessman Adrian Allen began to work with Boeing to apply Sheffield’s traditional expertise to new materials, focusing on machining research. The AMRC was established in 2001 as a £15 million collaboration between the University of Sheffield and aerospace giant Boeing, with support from Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund.

In 2004, the AMRC moved into a purpose-built facility as the anchor tenant for the Advanced Manufacturing Park. The centre grew rapidly and, after securing a further £10m funding, opened the 4,500 sq m AMRC Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future in 2008. The original building is currently undergoing a major upgrade and expansion to create a new Design Prototype and Test Centre. An 1,800 sq m extension to the Factory of the Future was opened in 2012 to house an expanded Composite Centre.

The AMRC now forms the core of the University of Sheffield AMRC group, along with the Nuclear AMRC, which is applying the same collaborative research model to the civil nuclear manufacturing supply chain; the Knowledge Transfer Centre, which opened in early 2012 to help us engage businesses along the manufacturing supply chain; and the new AMRC Training Centre, which opened in autumn 2013 to provide advanced apprenticeship and higher training for manufacturing companies.

The University of Sheffield AMRC has also acquired Namtec, a provider of training and consultancy to the UK metals manufacturing supply chain, and Castings Technology International, a world-leading provider of technology, expertise and services to the cast metals sector, to further expand the breadth and depth of its industrial collaborations.

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The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s commitment to supporting the talents and potential of women in engineering has been recognised with its first Athena SWAN Charter Bronze Award for advancing gender equality.


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A 3D-permeability measurement bench that provides accurate data and fast processing of samples has been added to a stable of high-performing equipment at the AMRC Composite Centre thanks to the support of funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).


AMRC Orders Ultrasonic-Assisted Composite Machining Tool

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A £1.8 million DMU 340 G linear machine tool is coming to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), UK, at the end of the year. It is said to be the first of its size to be fitted with an ultrasonic-capable spindle for use in five-axis machining applications.


AMRC’s High-Pressure RTM Facility Ready for Collaborative Projects

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AMRC Installs High Pressure Press to Aid Lightweighting Project

AMRC Installs High Pressure Press to Aid Lightweighting Project

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The Composite Centre at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), UK, is installing a high pressure press as part of a project to help luxury car manufacturer Bentley reduce vehicle weight and greenhouse gas emissions.

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