Events

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

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8:00 am AMRC Design and Prototyping Group - Open Access Morning

Our first AMRC Design and Prototyping Open Event was held on 7 October 20016 and will now be held on the first Friday of every month to open our doors to industry.

This is your chance to meet  some of the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group’s experienced engineers and take a look around our world-class facility. You can drop in anytime between 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The event will be the chance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to see how the group’s multi-disciplinary engineers develop design solutions for global customers using world-class, advanced manufacturing capabilities.

·         Discover the research of the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group
·         Explore the facility
·         Discuss your needs
·         View demos of our work in transport, healthcare and energy

If you are planning on dropping in please contact Andy Bell on a.bell@amrc.co.uk or 0114 222 9590 to reserve a free place.

Find out more about the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group
at: www.amrc.co.uk/research/design/​​

 

Location
AMRC Design, Prototype and Testing Centre, Wallis Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5TZ

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9:00 am Nikken Open House Series - Beyond Innovation

NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe are pleased to announce their “Beyond Innovation” series of Industry Events for 2017.

The first event is scheduled to be a three-day open house focussed on pushing the boundaries of machining in the Automotive and Motorsport sectors. It has been proven that NIKKEN technologies provide a huge competitive advantage and these three days will leave visitors in no doubt that they will have witnessed the next generation of high performance machining techniques.

Located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at the heart of research and development in the Automotive and Motorsport industries, the NIKKEN Innovation centre is in the perfect position to collaborate on the next-generation manufacturing projects that are currently taking place, and will be sharing this cutting-edge information over the course of the three days.

The programme of demonstrations for the first event is currently being finalised and will include components and features commonly found in automotive applications being manufactured in revolutionary ways. From heavy roughing and high-volume material removal rates, to high-speed multi-axis operations, there will be a large amount to learn about streamlining production processes and increasing productivity through the implementation of NIKKEN technology and the performance enhancement that brings.

Attendance of this event is essential for companies involved in high-volume part production for the automotive supply-chain, and organisations producing precision components for high-performance and motorsport applications. By implementing the strategies outlined by the NIKKEN Innovation R&D Team significant performance gains can be achieved – this is an opportunity not to be missed!

For more information and to reserve a free place click here.

Location
NIKKEN Innovation Centre Europe, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5WG

5:30 pm SMEA Lecture - Engineering a UK Small Modular Reactor

Engineering a UK Small Modular Reactor (SMR)

Andrew Storer the managing director of the Nuclear AMRC will review the status of Small Modular Reactors as a potential new nuclear project in the UK, exploring:

  • What makes a small reactor more attractive than a big reactor
  • What are the characteristics of SMR that lead to claims that they have simpler safety cases, are easier to manufacture in volume, easier to transport, easier to site, and that they provide an attractive business case based on economies of volume, rather than economies of scale?
  • Why are Government interested in SMRs and who would be prepared to fund a first of a kind for the UK?
  • Who are the technology developers seeking to develop SMRs for the UK, and what are the technologies vying for the development opportunities in the UK?

These and many other questions on the potential for SMRs will be addressed.

Time
Coffee and Biscuits reception: 5.30pm
Presentation: 6.00pm
Entrance: FREE
Non- Members of the SMEA are welcome.

Location
Holiday Inn, Royal Victoria, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield S4 7YE

9:00 am Nikken Open House Series - Beyond Innovation

NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe are pleased to announce their “Beyond Innovation” series of Industry Events for 2017.

The first event is scheduled to be a three-day open house focussed on pushing the boundaries of machining in the Automotive and Motorsport sectors. It has been proven that NIKKEN technologies provide a huge competitive advantage and these three days will leave visitors in no doubt that they will have witnessed the next generation of high performance machining techniques.

Located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at the heart of research and development in the Automotive and Motorsport industries, the NIKKEN Innovation centre is in the perfect position to collaborate on the next-generation manufacturing projects that are currently taking place, and will be sharing this cutting-edge information over the course of the three days.

The programme of demonstrations for the first event is currently being finalised and will include components and features commonly found in automotive applications being manufactured in revolutionary ways. From heavy roughing and high-volume material removal rates, to high-speed multi-axis operations, there will be a large amount to learn about streamlining production processes and increasing productivity through the implementation of NIKKEN technology and the performance enhancement that brings.

Attendance of this event is essential for companies involved in high-volume part production for the automotive supply-chain, and organisations producing precision components for high-performance and motorsport applications. By implementing the strategies outlined by the NIKKEN Innovation R&D Team significant performance gains can be achieved – this is an opportunity not to be missed!

For more information and to reserve a free place click here.

Location
NIKKEN Innovation Centre Europe, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5WG

9:00 am Nikken Open House Series - Beyond Innovation

NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe are pleased to announce their “Beyond Innovation” series of Industry Events for 2017.

The first event is scheduled to be a three-day open house focussed on pushing the boundaries of machining in the Automotive and Motorsport sectors. It has been proven that NIKKEN technologies provide a huge competitive advantage and these three days will leave visitors in no doubt that they will have witnessed the next generation of high performance machining techniques.

Located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at the heart of research and development in the Automotive and Motorsport industries, the NIKKEN Innovation centre is in the perfect position to collaborate on the next-generation manufacturing projects that are currently taking place, and will be sharing this cutting-edge information over the course of the three days.

The programme of demonstrations for the first event is currently being finalised and will include components and features commonly found in automotive applications being manufactured in revolutionary ways. From heavy roughing and high-volume material removal rates, to high-speed multi-axis operations, there will be a large amount to learn about streamlining production processes and increasing productivity through the implementation of NIKKEN technology and the performance enhancement that brings.

Attendance of this event is essential for companies involved in high-volume part production for the automotive supply-chain, and organisations producing precision components for high-performance and motorsport applications. By implementing the strategies outlined by the NIKKEN Innovation R&D Team significant performance gains can be achieved – this is an opportunity not to be missed!

For more information and to reserve a free place click here.

Location
NIKKEN Innovation Centre Europe, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5WG

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5:30 pm SMEA Lecture - The Brunels’ Thames Tunnel – A Great Legacy to Modern Tunnelling

SMEA Lecture

The Brunels’ Thames Tunnel – A Great Legacy to Modern Tunnelling

Tuesday 21st February

The Ken Barraclough Memorial Lecture which will be presented by Professor Lord Robert Mair, Civil Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He will introduce Marc Brunel’s fundamental idea of a moveable shield for tunnelling through soft material.  The shield was backed up by continuous lining of the circular tunnel as it advanced and is the basis of modern tunnelling in soft ground.

Lord Mair will highlight the importance of prior ground investigation and the extreme lengths taken to grout the ground under the Palace of Westminster to keep the Houses of Parliament intact and Big Ben upright during construction of the Jubilee Line.  He will describe the latest technology applied in the Crossrail project with 31 kilometres of sub-surface twin bore tunnels and 8 new sub-surface stations.

Coffee and Biscuits: 5.30pm
Presentation at 6.00pm
Non-Members are most welcome.

Location
Holiday Inn, Royal Victoria – Sheffield

1:30 pm Bioengineering Showcase

The University of Sheffield bio-engineering students are very keen to build links with organisations in the bio-engineering, medical technologies and bio-mechanics field and we would therefore like to invite a representative from your organisation to a showcase event which is taking place here at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 22 February 1.30-6.30pm.

The event will provide organisations with:

  • An insight into the  courses and world-leading research in the application of engineering to healthcare technologies
  • A tour of the inspirational Diamond Engineering facilities including the Bio-engineering laboratories
  • An opportunity to hear about initiatives such as INSIGNEO, IGEM, Enactus and other research groups
  • A chance to explore ways to develop collaborative working relationships with the University, its students and the Bio-engineering Department
  • An opportunity to promote your organisation, your products and developments and any vacancies you have for bio-engineering students and graduates
  • A forum for networking with students and staff
  • An opportunity to help students gain an insight into the medical technologies industry, hear about the experiences and career progression of people working in the industry

We would be delighted if you could attend.  We really see this as an opportunity for your organisation to develop some strong links with the department and the high calibre students that are hoping to move into the medical technologies industry.

For more information or to attend, please contact

Mail: employers@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: 0114 2220900

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8:45 am Digital 4 Manufacturing : Start Here

There’s a lot of talk right now about how digital technologies and approaches can transform manufacturing – robotics & automation, the “internet of things”, augmented/virtual reality, “Industry 4.0”. It is becoming clear that when implemented well these can help manufacturers to realise a more productive, prosperous future. Smaller companies in particular are central to realising this “fourth industrial revolution”. However, knowing where to start is not easy, and your budget may be tight.

On 28th February, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC; part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will cut through the hype to bring you a no nonsense, jargon-free guide to this revolution, and introduce the support and funding that is out there to help – for instance via Innovate UK.

In particular we’ll demonstrate some of the most easily accessible technologies which any business could implement now, and highlight some of the key benefits – for instance:

  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Digitally assisted assembly
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics & automation

Who should attend?
We are looking to attract SME manufacturers from all sectors, along with SME providers of digital, automation & robotics solutions.

Please contact ben.peace@ktn-uk.org if you have any queries about whether this event would be suitable for you to attend.

Where?
The venue for this event is the AMRC’s newest development, Factory 2050 in Sheffield.

Outline agenda

08.45 Registration

09.10 Introduction & overview – Rab Scott, Head of Virtual Reality and Modelling Group/ Project Manager, AMRC and Malcolm Harold, Digital Manufacturing, KTN

09.30 Technology demo/workshop session 1-3

10.45 Tea & coffee

11.10 Technology demo/workshop session 4-5

12.00 Overview of funding & support available – Gerry Flynn, Innovation Lead, High Value Manufacturing and Malcolm Harold, Digital Manufacturing, KTN

12.30 Lunch, networking and opportunity to talk with KTN/AMRC staff

Including:
​Gerry Flynn – Innovation Lead, High Value Manufacturing
Iain McGregor – Director, KTN
Malcolm Harold – Digital Manufacturing, KTN
Ben Peace – Sustainable Manufacturing, KTN
Andy Curtis – Digital Economy, KTN,
Matt Chapman – Med Tech & Manufacturing, KTN
Rab Scott – Head of Virtual Reality and Modelling Group / Project Manager, AMRC

15.00 Event Close

Cost £25 (to cover lunch)

Please visit the following link to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-4-manufacturing-start-here-registration-31348972621

 

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