The University of Sheffield AMRC is a unique cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities.
The University of Sheffield AMRC includes:
Established in 2001, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing is a world-class centre for innovative research.
The AMRC with Boeing focuses on advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors. All research is led by industrial partners, ensuring that work provides lasting value.
The AMRC with Boeing has over 100 member companies, from global aerospace giants to local small businesses; and employs more than 500 people, from apprentices to PhDs. It has received numerous awards, including Boeing Supplier of the Year 2010.
The AMRC with Boeing is based in purpose-built factory-scale facilities on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Catcliffe, plus Factory 2050 on the nearby Sheffield Business Park.
Established in 2009, the Nuclear AMRC is applying the AMRC model of collaborative research to the nuclear supply chain. It is dedicated to helping UK manufacturers win work in the nuclear sector – in new build, operations and decommissioning. It works with companies to develop new technical capabilities and innovative manufacturing techniques, and helps manufacturers enter and compete in the civil nuclear supply chain.
The Nuclear AMRC has around 40 member companies, including reactor providers, top tier suppliers, and manufacturers and technology specialists from along the supply chain.
It is based in a 8000 sq m research factory on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, with a dedicated modular manufacturing facility in Birkenhead, and additional laboratory facilities within The University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute.
The AMRC Training Centre provides the practical and theoretical skills that manufacturing companies need to compete globally, from apprenticeship through to doctorate and MBA level.
The Training Centre focuses on high-level apprentice training for sectors such as aerospace, energy and automotive, and takes 250 apprentices a year on behalf of local companies. It is based in a new 5000 sq m building next to the AMRC campus.
CTI is a world-leading provider of technology, expertise and services to the cast metals sector. It joined AMRC in August 2013, adding new breadth and depth to the University's collaborative R&D capabilities, and allowing the AMRC centres to offer state-of-the-art castings technologies to their industrial partners.
Opened in early 2012, the AMRC Diamond Jubilee Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) provides dedicated meeting and conference facilities to help us share our expertise and support industry networking.
The KTC offers highly flexible meeting space, equipped with the latest presentation and networking technology, and can host conferences of up to 270 people.
AMRC is led by a board comprising senior internal officers and external appointees. Professor Keith Ridgway CBE is Executive Dean and Director.
AMRC developments are supported by the European Regional Development Fund.