The University of Sheffield
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Research Director: Professor Keith Ridgway CBE
Commercial Director: Adrian Allen OBE
Projects Director: John Baragwanath OBE
Chief Executive Officer: Colin Sirett
Number of staff: 500
The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a world-class centre for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.
Established in 2001, the AMRC has developed a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems and become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes. It is now a model for collaborative research involving universities, academics and industry worldwide.
Combining state of the art technologies with expertise in design and prototyping, machining, robotics and automation, casting, additive manufacturing, composites and structural testing; the AMRC has created a manufacturing resource far beyond anything previously available in the UK.
The AMRC now employs around 500 highly qualified researchers and engineers, and over 100 companies have joined as members. The AMRC is a member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of leading manufacturing and process research centres, backed by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.