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. We work with around 70 member companies which pay an annual fee to access our resources and expertise, and which help determine our research programme.
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 projects.
We have four 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 180 highly qualified researchers and engineers from around the globe, in two purpose-built centres on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire. The AMRC group also includes our sister centre, the Nuclear AMRC; Namtec, the National Metals Technology Centre; and shared resources such as the Knowledge Transfer Centre and new AMRC Training Centre (to open autumn 2013). We are supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
We are proud to sponsor the Sheffield Bears, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University ice hockey club.
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