The AMRC with Boeing has access to a host of additional resources to support its core work.

High Value Manufacturing Catapult

The AMRC is a core part of the new High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Opening for business in October 2011, the Catapult is a consortium of seven established manufacturing and process research centres, backed by the Technology Strategy Board. For more information on the centres and their specialist capabilities, download the HVM Catapult brochure (pdf).

The TSB will invest £200 million in the centre over six years. Further funding will come from direct contracts with businesses, and external R&D grants including EU funding.

University of Sheffield AMRC

The AMRC with Boeing is just one part of the University of Sheffield AMRC, a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities within the University.

AMRC also includes the Nuclear AMRC, AMRC Training Centre, Castings Technology International, AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre and Namtec.


Mantra is the Manufacturing Transporter, the AMRC’s unique travelling showcase for advanced engineering.

Mantra is a customised 14m HGV trailer, designed to give aspiring young engineers a hands-on experience with real cutting-edge technologies. The Mantra lorry regularly tours schools, colleges and exhibitions to give students a taste of modern manufacturing and engineering.

Facilities aboard Mantra include: a fully operational Mori Seiki mill-turn machine; video screens with customisable content; and a 3-D virtual reality centre where students can dismantle a virtual jet engine.

Mantra is supported by EPSRC.

To find out about using Mantra at your event, contact Jamie Smith.