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AMRC Expands Into Castings Technology

posted 9 Aug 2013, 05:20 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 9 Aug 2013, 05:21 ]
The University of Sheffield AMRC has announced plans to expand its research capabilities to include castings technology, after acquiring internationally renowned company Castings Technology International (CTI) at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.

The new addition to their portfolio will allow the AMRC to offer state-of-the-art castings technologies to its industrial partners, adding breadth and depth to the University’s collaborative research capabilities.

Professor Keith Ridgway CBE who founded the AMRC, said: “The AMRC plays a major role in supporting the UK’s advanced manufacturing industry and with it the economic growth and skills which are so vital to our economy. Our aim is to work with our industrial partners to be at the forefront of advanced manufacturing research, helping companies to address real manufacturing challenges with an understanding of the full manufacturing process from design and prototyping through to materials and manufacture.

“Acquiring CTI will complement our existing strengths and provide another important aspect to our work with industry. Set in the context of the AMRC’s overall vision to be the world’s leading manufacturing technology research centre, CTI is a core element which sits alongside the AMRC with Boeing, Nuclear AMRC, Design Prototype and Test Centre, apprentice Training Centre, Namtec and the reconfigurable Factory 2050.”

The University of Sheffield AMRC has an international reputation for its ground breaking collaboration with industrial partners to identify research and resolve advanced manufacturing problems. 

The original Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, founded in 2001 as a partnership between The University of Sheffield and the Boeing Company, has grown to include collaboration with over 70 manufacturing companies, including BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Spirit Aviation, United Technologies and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and other leading manufacturers. Core research areas include machining, assembly, welding, composites manufacturing and structural testing.