The AMRC with Boeing is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local SMEs. We work with around 70 member companies which pay an annual fee to access our resources and expertise, and which help determine our research programme. The AMRC with Boeing is a partner in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, backed by the Technology Strategy Board.
The AMRC with Boeing now employs around 200 highly qualified researchers and engineers from around the globe, in two purpose-built centres on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire. The AMRC group also includes our sister centre, the Nuclear AMRC; Namtec, the National Metals Technology Centre; and shared resources such as the Knowledge Transfer Centre and new Training Centre (to open autumn 2013). We are supported by the European Regional Development Fund
We have four core research groups, underpinned by shared research support. Our core research areas are:
- Composite materials
- Structural testing
The AMRC Composite Centre extends the AMRC’s expertise in metals production into the new generation of carbon fibre composite materials. These materials are increasingly used in aerospace, marine, automotive and other high-value industries for their combination of light weight and high strength. But they also present a host of manufacturing challenges.
Our research focuses on the production and machining of composite components, including hybrid parts which combine high-performance metals and composites in a single structure. Such structures can provide significant weight savings while maintaining the highest material and structural performance, offering improved fuel efficiency for aerospace and other transport applications.
Prof Keith Ridgway
Dr Rosemary Gault