Engineered to make a difference
Manufacturing is undergoing an evolution that is driving a business revolution, says Sam Turner, Professor and Chief Technology Officer of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The centre is at the core of developments in advanced machining and materials research.
I LOVE RESEARCH, learning and science but what I really like is to see it being applied in a real tangible outcome. That is what the AMRC is about. We are trying to change the mind-set of what manufacturing is and show-case the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution. Our mission is to be the best in the world and work with the best in world.
We have state-of-the-art facilities with equipment for the automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing sectors where we apply engineering, science and R&D skills and knowledge to predict material and process behavior. We help companies trans-form manufacturing processes, develop new capabilities and reduce costs.
The AMRC works collaboratively on projects with partner companies including Seco Tools. We can offer additional skills, technological capability and capacity to move R&D along at a quicker pace when companies engage with us. With Seco we have projects related to machining, casting and composite manufacturing. Our design group is looking into new manufacturing-enabled design concepts for technologies like additive manufacturing.
The AMRC also brings companies together for a broader impact so we are really at the heart of something signiﬁcant, with a breadth of technologies that is very exciting. It’s not just for the sake of research – we are delivering beneﬁts, saving money and creating jobs.