National Manufacturing Day tours

07 July 2022 - 07 July 2022

Ever wondered what happens inside the AMRC?

As part of MakeUK National Manufacturing Open Day, we’re throwing open our doors to give you the chance to see firsthand where cutting-edge research and innovation meets education to make things better for manufacturing. 

We’re joining a stellar cast of British manufacturing companies up and down the country that are celebrating the sector by offering the public the opportunity to step inside. Whether you are interested in a career in manufacturing, are passionate about engineering, are thinking about an apprenticeship or simply want to see what goes on behind  closed doors, come and visit us on July 7

We are running free tours in some of our most impressive buildings, including AMRC Factory of the Future, AMRC Factory 2050, AMRC Training Centre, AMRC North West, AMRC Cymru and Nuclear AMRC. Come and learn about the difference we’re making to manufacturing and our local communities through technologies and innovations.

Spaces are limited. Don’t miss out. Book your place today using the links below.

Please note that these are public tours. We also have tours open to Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) here.

What you can explore: 

AMRC North West

The smart factory of tomorrow starts today at our newly opened £20m applied research facility in Blackburn which is dedicated to helping the North West region’s manufacturing community access advanced technologies that will drive improvements in productivity, performance and quality. It is home to the 5G Factory of the Future, an open-access testbed to help manufacturers unlock the potential of 5G technology. 

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AMRC Cymru

A cutting-edge research and development facility driven by industry, for industry. It provides an open innovation platform accessible to all manufacturers for the whole of Wales, de-risking innovation and accelerating sustainable growth. 

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Nuclear AMRC

See some of the largest and most advanced machine tools and welding cells available for collaborative research and development anywhere in the world. Our 8,000 sqm research factory tackles the manufacturing challenges of innovative low-carbon energy technologies including small modular reactors and fusion power.

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AMRC Factory of the Future

A 6400 sqm facility housing an array of cutting-edge machining centres and equipment. It is designed to allow partner companies to develop and trial new technologies and processes before introducing them to their own factories. See what our Machining and Composites researchers have produced.

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AMRC Factory 2050

The place where digital meets manufacturing. Step inside the UK’s first state-of-the-art factory entirely dedicated to conducting collaborative research into reconfigurable digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies. A whopping 6,730 sqm landmark circular glass building home to some of the world’s most advanced digital technologies. 

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AMRC Training Centre

This is where the talented engineers of tomorrow are built through our high-quality engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships. It is 60,000 sqft over four floors and is kitted out with industry-standard equipment used to train and equip apprentices with the practical knowledge and skills they need to be successful. If you are considering an apprenticeship or hiring an apprentice, take a look around here. 

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