The Pitch-In partner universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, Oxford and Newcastle have a variety of facilities and expertise available which provide opportunities for industry engagement. These might include access to consultancy and expertise, demonstrators showcasing how new innovations might be implemented, or dedicated translational research facilities which bridge the gap between university research and industry need.
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes.
Their 100-plus industrial partners range from global giants like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus to small companies. Businesses can work with them on a one-off project, or join as a member for long-term collaboration.
The AMRC Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) is driving world-class reconfigurable manufacturing technology. IMG works with industrial and academic partners to bring together advanced technologies, such as robotics, augmented reality and large-volume metrology, to develop innovative, integrated systems that ensure complex structures are assembled perfectly, the first time and every time. The Group’s new £43 million home is Factory 2050, the UK’s first state of the art factory entirely dedicated to conducting collaborative research into reconfigurable robotic, digitally assisted assembly and machining technologies. The facility is designed to address the rising need for high variation and mass customisation manufacturing throughout a diverse range of engineering sectors.
Their main research themes are:
- – Digitally assisted assembly
- – Integrated large volume metrology
- – Robotics and automation
- – Manufacturing informatics
Dr Geraint Jones, Pitch-In Operations Manager
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