Sheffield University’s AMRC targets £80m turnover

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Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has unveiled plans to more than double turnover to £80m over the next five years.

Prof Keith Ridgway, speaking at the Tech Fellows Conference, outlined new opportunities in civil nuclear power, medical devices, training for the high value manufacturing sector and virtual and augmented reality.

Delegates also heard plans to push the boundaries of design and prototyping, process technology and composites. And they learned about new projects including the Medical AMRC, AMRC Training Centre and Factory 2050.

The Medical AMRC applies expertise in developing engineering techniques to the healthcare industry.

The recently-opened training centre, for apprentices, is already targeting further expansion.

And work has already started on Factory 2050, the UK’s first reconfigurable factory which will develop ways of responding to increasingly flexible, automated factories making customisable products.