The AMRC has strong links with other centres of manufacturing research excellence across the UK and globally.
We are part of Boeing‘s GlobalNet group of industrially-focused research centres. Other members are:
- Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde, UK.
- Australian AMRC at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
- Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technology managed by the Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.
- Composites Innovation Center in Manitoba, Canada.
- Direct Manufacturing Research Center at the University of Paderborn, Germany.
- Integrated Vehicle Health Management at Cranfield University, UK.
- Manufacturing Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
- Science and Engineering Research Council of the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research
- IMAST the Technological District on Polymeric and Composite Materials Engineering and Structures, Italy.
- ThermoPlastic Research Center at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
The AMRC is the founding member of Rolls-Royce’s AxRC network. This global network of research centres, each focusing on a different area of advanced manufacturing, helps Rolls-Royce and other industrial partners to achieve best-in-class capabilities across the portfolio of manufacturing technologies.
The other AxRCs are:
- Advanced Forming Research Centre – Based at the University of Strathclyde, the AFRC focuses on the forming and forging of metals, with associated materials characterisation and process modelling.
- Manufacturing Technology Centre – Operated by TWI and the Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough, the MTC will develop new technologies in joining, automation, fixturing, and near-net-shape manufacture.
- National Composites Centre – Managed by the University of Bristol, the NCC focuses on composites design, high-speed fibre placement, resin development and fibre weave development.
- Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Managed by the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester, with its core facility located alongside the AMRC with Boeing, the Nuclear AMRC is dedicated to materials, machining and joining research to meet the needs of the civil nuclear manufacturing supply chain.
- Commonwealth Centre for Advanced Manufacturing – Managed by the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech in the USA, CCAM will focus on surface engineering and manufacturing systems.
- Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre of Singapore – Owned by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research institute (A*STAR) in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, the ARTC focuses on remanufacturing techniques to extend the life of high-value components.
- Process Technology Research Centre – Based at Rolls-Royce’s Seletar campus in Singapore, the PTRC focuses on surface conditioning and repair technology.
The AFRC, MTC, NCC and Nuclear AMRC are also part of the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult alongside the AMRC with Boeing. Other partners are the Centre for Process Innovation, Teesside; and Warwick Manufacturing Group.
We also have close links with many other manufacturing research centres, including:
- DAMRC in Jutland, Denmark.
- Center of Excellence for Research in Engineering Materials at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia