AMRC expands into castings technology
The University of Sheffield AMRC is expanding its research capabilities to include castings technology, after acquiring internationally renowned company Castings Technology International (CTI) at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Catcliffe, Rotherham.
The University of Sheffield has acquired the buildings and assets of CTI and Titanium Castings UK Ltd (TCUK) including the ongoing research work, commercial contracts and consultancy. As part of the agreement, staff at CTI and TCUK are transferring to the employment of a University of Sheffield subsidiary company.
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 Universitys collaborative research capabilities.
Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, who founded AMRC, said: The AMRC plays a major role in supporting the UKs 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. Acquiring CTI will complement our existing strengths and provide another important aspect to our work with industry. Set in the context of the AMRCs overall vision to be the worlds leading manufacturing technology research centre."
CTI chairman Tom Westley said: This is a real win-win situation for our members and staff. Our members will continue to receive all the services they have always enjoyed, but with the much enhanced resources of the University of Sheffield to support an ambitious expansion of our activities on the AMP. Member companies will benefit from a strong and regular dialogue with castings users from all over the world. Major OEMs will be working with us to ensure developments are focused to their needs and take full advantage of these world-class facilities."