Events

Browse the calendar below to find out what’s happening at the AMRC.

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12:00 am MANTRA - MACH EXhibition 2016

AMRC heads to MACH 2016 to inspire the next generation of engineers

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be returning to this year’s MACH Exhibition with MANTRA, their specially customised ‘MANufacturing TRAnsporter’.

The 14m HGV is designed to give aspiring young engineers hands-on experience with the AMRC’s cutting-edge technologies.

AMRC MANTRA Manager, Jamie Smith, said the aim of bringing MANTRA to the MACH Exhibition was to show young people just what they could achieve with a career in engineering.

“Anyone visiting us during the exhibition will get hands on experience of modern manufacturing, advanced modelling and assembly line technology.

“They will be able to take part in manufacturing processes and competitions activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects; exploring some real life examples of research and components manufactured at the AMRC.”

This year MANTRA has been completely renovated and will showcase the AMRC’s broad capabilities from research into 3D printing UAV’s, how virtual reality technology is used in manufacturing settings and how the pioneering use of robots and digital technologies is changing the way products are designed and manufactured.

There will also be a wealth of information available about the AMRC Training Centre’s apprenticeship opportunities; with AMRC staff on hand to speak about the different routes into a career in engineering for students interested in STEM subjects.

For any enquiries about booking a time to visit MANTRA during the exhibition and speak to the AMRC staff, for any attendees including visiting students, schools and colleges, please contact jamie.smith@amrc.co.uk or call 0114 222 7787.

This event is open to the public, you can find out more information here.

Location
Birmingham NEC

12:00 am MANTRA - MACH EXhibition 2016

AMRC heads to MACH 2016 to inspire the next generation of engineers

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be returning to this year’s MACH Exhibition with MANTRA, their specially customised ‘MANufacturing TRAnsporter’.

The 14m HGV is designed to give aspiring young engineers hands-on experience with the AMRC’s cutting-edge technologies.

AMRC MANTRA Manager, Jamie Smith, said the aim of bringing MANTRA to the MACH Exhibition was to show young people just what they could achieve with a career in engineering.

“Anyone visiting us during the exhibition will get hands on experience of modern manufacturing, advanced modelling and assembly line technology.

“They will be able to take part in manufacturing processes and competitions activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects; exploring some real life examples of research and components manufactured at the AMRC.”

This year MANTRA has been completely renovated and will showcase the AMRC’s broad capabilities from research into 3D printing UAV’s, how virtual reality technology is used in manufacturing settings and how the pioneering use of robots and digital technologies is changing the way products are designed and manufactured.

There will also be a wealth of information available about the AMRC Training Centre’s apprenticeship opportunities; with AMRC staff on hand to speak about the different routes into a career in engineering for students interested in STEM subjects.

For any enquiries about booking a time to visit MANTRA during the exhibition and speak to the AMRC staff, for any attendees including visiting students, schools and colleges, please contact jamie.smith@amrc.co.uk or call 0114 222 7787.

This event is open to the public, you can find out more information here.

Location
Birmingham NEC

12:00 am MANTRA - MACH EXhibition 2016

AMRC heads to MACH 2016 to inspire the next generation of engineers

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be returning to this year’s MACH Exhibition with MANTRA, their specially customised ‘MANufacturing TRAnsporter’.

The 14m HGV is designed to give aspiring young engineers hands-on experience with the AMRC’s cutting-edge technologies.

AMRC MANTRA Manager, Jamie Smith, said the aim of bringing MANTRA to the MACH Exhibition was to show young people just what they could achieve with a career in engineering.

“Anyone visiting us during the exhibition will get hands on experience of modern manufacturing, advanced modelling and assembly line technology.

“They will be able to take part in manufacturing processes and competitions activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects; exploring some real life examples of research and components manufactured at the AMRC.”

This year MANTRA has been completely renovated and will showcase the AMRC’s broad capabilities from research into 3D printing UAV’s, how virtual reality technology is used in manufacturing settings and how the pioneering use of robots and digital technologies is changing the way products are designed and manufactured.

There will also be a wealth of information available about the AMRC Training Centre’s apprenticeship opportunities; with AMRC staff on hand to speak about the different routes into a career in engineering for students interested in STEM subjects.

For any enquiries about booking a time to visit MANTRA during the exhibition and speak to the AMRC staff, for any attendees including visiting students, schools and colleges, please contact jamie.smith@amrc.co.uk or call 0114 222 7787.

This event is open to the public, you can find out more information here.

Location
Birmingham NEC

12:00 am MANTRA - MACH EXhibition 2016

AMRC heads to MACH 2016 to inspire the next generation of engineers

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be returning to this year’s MACH Exhibition with MANTRA, their specially customised ‘MANufacturing TRAnsporter’.

The 14m HGV is designed to give aspiring young engineers hands-on experience with the AMRC’s cutting-edge technologies.

AMRC MANTRA Manager, Jamie Smith, said the aim of bringing MANTRA to the MACH Exhibition was to show young people just what they could achieve with a career in engineering.

“Anyone visiting us during the exhibition will get hands on experience of modern manufacturing, advanced modelling and assembly line technology.

“They will be able to take part in manufacturing processes and competitions activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects; exploring some real life examples of research and components manufactured at the AMRC.”

This year MANTRA has been completely renovated and will showcase the AMRC’s broad capabilities from research into 3D printing UAV’s, how virtual reality technology is used in manufacturing settings and how the pioneering use of robots and digital technologies is changing the way products are designed and manufactured.

There will also be a wealth of information available about the AMRC Training Centre’s apprenticeship opportunities; with AMRC staff on hand to speak about the different routes into a career in engineering for students interested in STEM subjects.

For any enquiries about booking a time to visit MANTRA during the exhibition and speak to the AMRC staff, for any attendees including visiting students, schools and colleges, please contact jamie.smith@amrc.co.uk or call 0114 222 7787.

This event is open to the public, you can find out more information here.

Location
Birmingham NEC

12:00 am MANTRA - MACH EXhibition 2016

AMRC heads to MACH 2016 to inspire the next generation of engineers

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be returning to this year’s MACH Exhibition with MANTRA, their specially customised ‘MANufacturing TRAnsporter’.

The 14m HGV is designed to give aspiring young engineers hands-on experience with the AMRC’s cutting-edge technologies.

AMRC MANTRA Manager, Jamie Smith, said the aim of bringing MANTRA to the MACH Exhibition was to show young people just what they could achieve with a career in engineering.

“Anyone visiting us during the exhibition will get hands on experience of modern manufacturing, advanced modelling and assembly line technology.

“They will be able to take part in manufacturing processes and competitions activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects; exploring some real life examples of research and components manufactured at the AMRC.”

This year MANTRA has been completely renovated and will showcase the AMRC’s broad capabilities from research into 3D printing UAV’s, how virtual reality technology is used in manufacturing settings and how the pioneering use of robots and digital technologies is changing the way products are designed and manufactured.

There will also be a wealth of information available about the AMRC Training Centre’s apprenticeship opportunities; with AMRC staff on hand to speak about the different routes into a career in engineering for students interested in STEM subjects.

For any enquiries about booking a time to visit MANTRA during the exhibition and speak to the AMRC staff, for any attendees including visiting students, schools and colleges, please contact jamie.smith@amrc.co.uk or call 0114 222 7787.

This event is open to the public, you can find out more information here.

Location
Birmingham NEC

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9:20 am Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2016

The Med-Tech Innovation Exhibition is the only manufacturing exhibition in the UK featuring more than 130 companies covering packaging, medical electronics, medical plastics, design, sterilisation, components, manufacturing equipment and services. The exhibition also consist of a conference and seminar sessions, both free to attend.

The Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre will be taking part in the HMV Catapult Seminars ‘From Innovation to Commercialisation’ which will take place at this years exhibition.

The seminars aim to introduce the technology innovation opportunities the HMVC offers to the Med-Tech sector and illustrate the full range of manufacturing technology capabilities, from materials to biologics and from automation to virtual reality, from additive manufacturing to metal forming.

HMVC centres that will be taking part include:

The Centre for Process Innovation – helping Med-Tech business progress
The Manufacturing Technology Centre – Design for Additive Manufacturing in Med-Tech
Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, which will offer a number of SME case studies.

The HVM works with businesses of all sizes and many sectors in order to help turn ideas into commercial applications by addressing the gap in, and accelerating the activity between technology concept and commercialization.

You can register free for the Expo here.

And find out more about registering for the HMVC seminars here.

Location
Jaguar Hall, Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2016, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

9:00 am Additive 2016

Route to rapid manufacturing – what is possible with Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing by The Manufacturer

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a technology that has been used by the manufacturing industry for decades. It has sped up routes to market by vastly improving R&D times through rapid prototyping and mould making.

Beyond a design tool, however, it remains a massively underutilised technology and never truly understood and exploited as a method of rapid manufacturing. This one day event will provide an intensive learning opportunity for you to get all the real facts on what is possible with AM and how to embrace it within your business.

Agenda
09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09:30 – 09:35 Chairperson’s opening remarks Speakers: Clare Marett, Head of Manufacturing, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
09:35 – 09:50 The UK strategy for digital manufacturing Speakers: Clare Marett, Head of Manufacturing, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
09:50 – 10:20 Beyond the hype AM in practice Speakers: Vukile Dumani, Qualification and Test Lead , GKN Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Centre
10:20 – 10:50 The Practical integration of AM as a production process Speakers: Ian Halliday, CEO , 3T RPD LTD
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee and networking break
11:20 – 11:50 Rolls Royce Case study Speakers: Neil Mantle, Head of ALM , Rolls Royce
11:50 – 12:20 From idea to series production with Additive Manufacturing Speakers: Andrew Jones, Additive Manufacturing Expert , Materalise
12:20 – 12:50 Grainger and Worrall Case Study Speakers: Antony Middleton, Senior Product Engineer, Grainger and Worrall
12:50 – 13:50 Networking lunch
13:50 – 14:20 AM strategy – your supply chain Speakers: Sean Gallagher, Additive Manufacture Development Engineer, BAE Systems
14:20 – 14:50 Additive Manufacturing – Validating a maturing engineering methodology Speakers: Alexander Redwood, Design Engineer, HiETA Technologies
14:50 – 15:20 Coffee and networking break
15:20 – 15:50 Alternative applications of ALM Speakers: Tim Lucas, Partner, Pryce and Myers
15:50 – 16:20 Revolutionising Production Tooling with Additive Manufacturing (AM) Speakers: Yann Rageul, Strategic Account Director , Stratasys
16:20 – 16:30 Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of conference Speakers: Clare Marett, Head of Manufacturing, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Conference tickets and prices
Early bird tickets (expires 31 March):£295 +VAT (manufacturers only).
Standard tickets: £395 +VAT (manufacturers only).
Other tickets: £995 +VAT (consultants and non-manufacturers).

To register your attendance click here.

For more information about the event, click here.

Location
The AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, S60 5WG

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10:00 am Joint Event with the AMRC Digital Factories & Aerospace

Joint Member Forum between NWAA & AMRC Digital Factories & Aerospace

The North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) was formed in 1994 to represent and support the Aerospace Industry across the North West of England. NWAA represents approximately 25% of the UK aerospace industry with over 220 member companies and a combined turnover in excess of £7 Billion.

NWAA has developed considerable technical expertise to support aerospace companies through the delivery of over £20 Million of supply chain improvement programmes such as Aerospace Supply Chain Excellence (ASCE), Growing Autonomous Mission Management Applications (GAMMA) and the National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP).

 

Agenda
10:00 Registration & Coffee
10: 30 Welcome, Introductions Dr. David W. Bailey, Chief Executive, NWAA
10:45 Factory 2050 and Digital Factories Ben Morgan, Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group, AMRC
11:10 Eugene Smethurst, Head of Process & Automation Engineering, Aecom
11:20 Coffee Break
11:40 Advances in Automated Machining Dr. Sam Turner, CTO, AMRC with Boeing
12:15 Robotic Countersinking, Austin Cook, Specialist Development Engineer, BAE Systems
12:45 Q & A Session
13:00 Lunch & Member Networking
14:00 Factory 2050 tour (1 hour)*
15:15 AMRC Site Tour (1 hour)*
*Optional

Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Claire Lambert on 01772 648806

Click here to download the event sponsorship form (includes: Exhibitors Table, ¼ page advert in the Summer 2016 issue of Plane Talk Magazine, Your Company mentioned in our April e-newsletter and your company logo on all marketing material promoting the event.)

To book a place at this event, click here.

Location
AMRC with Boeing, Factory 2050, Europa Avenue, Sheffield, S9 1ZA

6:30 pm RAeS Lecture - Graphene in aerospace composites: Unexpected science from a pencil trace

Presented by Professor Costas Soutis.

In this talk, achievements but also challenges will be reported in the production of graphene, modelling and characterisation, with some thoughts on future needs, developments and prospects for engineering applications. Applications of graphene that have been proposed or are under development will be discussed, in areas including electronics, biological engineering, filtration, photovoltaics, energy storage and lightweight composites used in modern aircraft construction. Graphene is often produced as dispersion in a polymer matrix that could enhance its electrical conductivity and could be used as a lightning strike protection coating?

Professor Soutis is the Chair of Aerospace Engineering at Manchester University, Director of the Aerospace Research Institute and Director of the Northwest Composites Centre at the University of Manchester, UK.

Visit the Sheffield Branch of the RAeS website here.

Lecture location and timing

This lecture is being held in the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, NOT the AMRC. The Technology Centre is immediately behind where our usual venue at the KTC is. For directions, please see this link. There is parking at the centre; please do not attempt to park in the AMRC as the barriers will not be open after the lecture for you to collect your vehicle.

Price: Free to RAeS members, Branch Friends and students. £1 for all others.

Click here to book a place.

Location
AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5WG

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10:00 am Challenges and Innovations in Automotive Engineering Research

As a major investor in research and development, the automotive industry has long recognised the benefit to be gained through close research partnerships with Universities.  An awareness of what is being worked on in automotive engineering by the leading researchers in the country is essential to the identification and selection of University research partners.

As one of the biggest and best providers of engineering research in the UK, with an annual research income over £65 million, the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) undertake a wealth of automotive engineering research using the latest cutting edge laboratory equipment and facilities.  The extensive expertise of the Faculty is provided through seven academic departments and two interdisciplinary programme areas which together cover all the engineering disciplines, and combined with the AMRC expertise, the University is able to offer a research capability which spans the technology readiness levels.

The University is at the cutting edge of research in a number of areas of application to automotive engineering innovation and will showcase these at this event, along with presentations by speakers from major automotive industry organisations on the direction and challenges of automotive engineering research and on funding opportunities available to work with Universities. There will be opportunities for delegates to explore possible research collaboration with the University and automotive organisations.

The event will cover key technology areas in Automotive Engineering research: Energy Storage and Energy Management, Intelligent Mobility, Internal Combustion Engine, Lightweighting, Power Electronics and Electric Machines and additional topics in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing.

The event is aimed at directors, managers and engineers engaged in automotive research and those wanting to know and have a say in its future direction.

The event is intended as an opportunity to inform the automotive industry and its supply chain of the challenges and innovations in automotive engineering research. We will also be showcasing leading research being undertaken in the Engineering Faculty of the University of  Sheffield and the latest developments in the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, AMRC, Factory 2050.

Programme

10.00 – 10.30 – Registration

10.30 – 13.10 – Gary Wilson, Business Development Director, APC “Progress in Strategic Technologies for Automotive Engineering Research, the Funding Landscape and Role of APC”

Richard Gordon, Head of Advanced Technology Development, Ricardo plc “The Challenges and Innovations in Automotive Engineering Research, an Industry Perspective”

Professor Sam Turner, CTO AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) “AMRC’s Automotive Engineering Research and Factory 2050″

Professor Rob Dwyer-Joyce & Dr Tom Slatter, Mechanical Engineering ‘Friction, wear and energy savings in the auto- engine’

Coffee Break

Dr. Oliver Schauerte, Head of Materials Research & Manufacturing Processes, VW Group Research “Materials Research for Automotive Applications – current trends and future directions”

Dr Martin Jackson, Materials Science Engineering “Towards a step change in the economics of Titanium alloys for the automotive sector”
Professor Mark Rainforth, Materials Science Engineering ‘’High strength steels for lightweighting automotive applications’’

Professor Keith Worden, Mechanical Engineering “Reducing the design and test cycle with the structural dynamics laboratory for verification and validation”

1pm – Lunch

13.55- 14.45 – Steve Nesbitt, Electrification Manager , Jaguar Land Rover plc “Automotive Engineering Research a JLR perspective – Electrification”

Professor David Stone, Electronic and Electrical Engineering ‘Integration of batteries into electrical vehicles’

Professor Peter Hall, Chemical and Biological Engineering ‘Supercapacitors for energy storage’

14.45-15.15 – Panel Q&A

15.15 – 16.15 – Optional tours of AMRC or Factory 2050 (can be booked when registering for event) Transport will be provided to Factory 2050.

The event is free of charge, book here.

Location
AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5TZ

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