Wednesday, October 14, 2015

News: AMRC to be replicated in Korea

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The University of Sheffield is to set up a branch of its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing in the Republic of Korea.

Based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham and a partner in the HVM Catapult (the Government's strategic initiative that aims to revitalise the manufacturing industry), the AMRC focuses on advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors. It is a partnership between industry and academia, which has become a model for research centres worldwide.

The AMRC employs over 250 people and helped the University of Sheffield to overtake the University of Cambridge for engineering research income. The model has already been replicated in Denmark, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and India.

The new Korean AMRC (KAMRC) is being established following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the University, the Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology (KCTECH), Jeonju University and Jeonju City.

The agreement builds on an earlier MoU, signed in 2012 by the University, KCTECH and Jeonju City, which heralded the start of international collaboration between the organisations.

Since then several successful projects have been undertaken and KCTECH was officially recognised as an Associated Laboratory by the AMRC early this year.

One project led to researchers from the AMRC, KCTECH and the SsangYong Motor Company winning the JEC Asia Award for innovation in automotive applications for their work on developing a complex composite acoustic cover for a car engine bay that could be cured in an industrial microwave.

The new MoU will lead to further collaboration on research, support Korean suppliers to AMRC partners and promote educational cooperation on the joint development of manufacturing courses and student exchanges.

The KAMRC will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Sheffield.

The MoU was signed during a visit to South Korea by AMRC executive dean, Prof Keith Ridgway, CBE; the head of the AMRC Composites Group, Richard Scaife, and Jounghwan Lee, who was involved in the research which led to the JEC Asia Award.

AMRC website

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