Nuclear AMRC

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre helps UK manufacturers win work across the nuclear sector – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and in other quality-critical industries.

The Nuclear AMRC combines academic innovation with industry expertise to help UK manufacturers improve capabilities and performance along the supply chain. Its facilities and services are open to all.

The centre’s engineers and sector specialists work with companies to develop innovative techniques and optimised processes for large-scale high-precision manufacturing. Companies can use the Nuclear AMRC’s state-of-the-art workshops to develop and test new processes on production-scale machines without losing capacity in their own factories.

The Nuclear AMRC also provides a range of supply chain development support to help manufacturers enter the nuclear market and compete worldwide. The Fit For Nuclear programme is a unique diagnostic tool which lets companies measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

The Nuclear AMRC is backed by industry leaders and government, and owned by the University of Sheffield. As well as its core research factory on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire, the centre operates a modularisation R&D facility in Birkenhead, and additional workshops in Derby to develop new technology areas.

Nuclear AMRC

Technology Capabilities

Although the centre’s capabilities are focused on the nuclear manufacturing sector, its resources and expertise can also address the large-scale manufacturing demands of other high-value industries such as oil and gas, offshore wind, chemicals and aerospace.

Advanced Assembly

Advanced Assembly

Assembly is the general term for applications that assemble and inspect the fundamental parts to form a final product or sub-component.

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Automation

Automation

Automation is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention.

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Design

Design

Design for manufacture is a term used to describe the process of designing products/parts/components in a way that optimises all the manufacturing functions as well as ensuring that design supports the optimisation of cost, quality and regulatory compliance.

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Digital Manufacturing

Digital Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is a highly knowledge intensive sector where advances in IT systems have a huge role to play in improving manufacturing intelligence; capturing, sharing and managing big data; supporting collaboration; increasing efficiency & speeding up innovation.

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Joining

Joining

Joining technology is fundamental to engineering and manufacturing.

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Machining

Machining

Machining is any of various processes in which a piece of raw material is cut into a desired final shape and size by a controlled material-removal process.

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Materials Characterisation

Materials Characterisation

Materials characterisation refers to the broad and general process by which a material’s structure and properties are probed, measured and tested.

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Metrology

Metrology

Metrology (the science of measurement) provides critical quality assurance for manufacturing processes.

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Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and simulation is getting information about how something will behave without actually testing it in real life.

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Netshape and Additive Manufacturing

Netshape and Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the process of creating objects directly from digital files via the successive addition of discrete layers of material.

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Powder Technology

Powder Technology

Many of the emerging production methods that produce net shape components begin with powdered metals.

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Resource Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing

Resource Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing

The efficient use of resources in manufacturing processes coupled with low carbon and low energy manufacturing processes is a major target across the whole of manufacturing industry.

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Surface Engineering

Surface Engineering

Surface engineering refers to a wide range of technologies designed to modify the surface properties of metallic and non-metallic components for decorative and/or functional purposes.

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Tooling and Fixtures

Tooling and Fixtures

Tooling refers to workings or specialist manufacturing aids which are usually limited in use to a specific production line or the performance of a specific contract or job.

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Visualisation and Virtual Reality

Visualisation and Virtual Reality

Virtual reality refers to a set of techniques in which one interacts with a synthetic (“virtual”) environment that exists solely in the computer.

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If you have any questions we'd like to hear from you. Whether you're interested in working with us or would simply like to know more about the Nuclear AMRC, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Nuclear AMRC

University of Sheffield
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
Rotherham S60 5WG