The University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing identifies, researches and resolves advanced manufacturing problems.
The AMRC with Boeing is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local SMEs. Businesses can work with us on a one-off project, or join us as a member for long-term collaboration.
We have over 70 member companies which pay an annual fee to access our resources and expertise, and which help determine our research programme – membership is open to all. Boeing is our founding partner and continues to play a key role in our continuing development.
We also work with many other companies and institutions on individual research and business support projects.
The AMRC with Boeing is a partner in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, backed by the Technology Strategy Board. This allows us to tap into a national network of manufacturing research excellence – if a particular technology falls outside our areas of expertise, we can call on our Catapult partners for the support you need.
We have five core research groups, underpinned by shared research support. Our core research areas are:
Research projects fall into three categories:
- Generic research carried out on behalf of the AMRC partnership, with results distributed to all partners. Generic projects are agreed by the board of members, and results are shared between all members.
- Specific research for individual partners. The partner invests directly in the research and has exclusive access to any resulting intellectual property.
- Innovative projects carried out on behalf of the partnership, with results presented to all partners. These projects are usually funded by EPSRC, the European Framework Programme, or other external body, and may involve collaboration with external research and industrial partners.
The AMRC with Boeing now employs around 200 highly qualified researchers and engineers from around the globe, in two purpose-built centres on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire. The University of Sheffield AMRC group also includes our sister centre, the Nuclear AMRC; the new AMRC Training Centre (to open autumn 2013); Castings Technology International (CTI); Namtec, the National Metals Technology Centre; and the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre. We are supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
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