Our Other Centres

The AMRC Training Centre is just one part of the University of Sheffield AMRC, a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities within the University.

AMRC also includes the AMRC with Boeing, Nuclear AMRC, Knowledge Transfer Centre and the National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC).

AMRC with Boeing

Factory of the Future

Established in 2001, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing is a world-class centre for innovative research.

The AMRC with Boeing focuses on advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors. All research is led by industrial partners, ensuring that work provides lasting value.

The AMRC with Boeing has 70 member companies, from global aerospace giants to local small businesses; and employs over 200 people, from apprentices to PhDs. It has received numerous awards, including Boeing Supplier of the Year 2010.

The AMRC with Boeing is based in two purpose-built factory-scale facilities on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Catcliffe, including the recently extended Factory of the Future. The original AMRC building is being expanded and redeveloped to create a new Design Prototype and Test Centre.

A new landmark facility, AMRC Factory 2050, is currently being built.

Factory 2050 will be the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research, capable of rapidly switching production between different high-value components and one-off parts.

Go to amrc.co.uk

Nuclear AMRC

Established in 2009, the Nuclear AMRC is applying the AMRC model of collaborative research to the nuclear supply chain. It combines university innovation and industry expertise to help UK manufacturers compete at home and worldwide for work in nuclear new-build and other innovative energy technologies.

The Nuclear AMRC has over 40 member companies, including reactor providers Areva and Westinghouse and leading suppliers such as Rolls-Royce and Sheffield Forgemasters.

It is based in a new research factory on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, with additional laboratory facilities within The University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute.

Go to namrc.co.uk



NAMTEC joined the AMRC in August 2012. Originally formed in 2002, NAMTEC improves the competitiveness and sustainability of the metalsand related engineering/manufacturing industries throughout the UK. They provide an innovative technical support programme to industry and deliver direct economic benefit to the UK’s manufacturing base.

The team at NAMTEC comprises many highly-qualified, talented and innovative technical professionals each with their own area of expertise. NAMTEC’s experience spans the full range of advanced manufacturing and materials sectors and we bring an independent viewpoint and passion to every company we work with.

Go to namtec.co.uk

Knowledge Transfer Centre


Opened in early 2012, the AMRC Diamond Jubilee Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) provides dedicated meeting, conference and training space to help us engage businesses along the manufacturing supply chain.

The eye-catching building is based around a large training workshop, and also offers highly flexible meeting and teaching rooms. The KTC is equipped with the latest presentation and networking technology, and can host conferences of up to 300 people.

Go to amrc.co.uk/about/ktc

Castings Technology International (CTI)

The University of Sheffield AMRC has expanding its research capabilities to include castings technology, after acquiring internationally renowned company Castings Technology International (Cti)

Cti is a research and technology, member-based organisation with unrivalled capabilities in casting design, materials development and selection, specifications, manufacturing technologies, quality control, testing and performance.

The organisation’s global membership includes casting producers, suppliers to the castings sector, and casting users, ranging from very small companies to multi-national corporations.

Go to castingsdev.com

The AMRC with Boeing and Nuclear AMRC are both members of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of seven leading manufacturing and process research centres backed by the Technology Strategy Board.

AMRC developments are supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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