CBM Fastener and Forging Sectors explore Factory 2050

Posted on: September 26th, 2019 by PhilM

Thirty-six members of the CBM Fastener and Forging Sectors visited the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield. The two groups received an informative introduction to the AMRC from Louise Cowling, Head of Degree Apprenticeships, before taking a guided tour of Factory 2050.

The AMRC launched its cutting edge Factory 2050 advanced manufacturing research facility in November 2015. The revolutionary, glass-walled “reconfigurable factory” is at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s new advanced manufacturing campus on Sheffield Business Park.
Factory 2050 is home to the Integrated Manufacturing Group, which is exploring cutting edge manufacturing and assembly technologies, advanced robotics, flexible automation, next generation man-machine interfaces and new programming and training tools.

Following a fascinating tour, CBM members return to AMRC’s Knowledge Transfer Centre for separate sector-specific presentations and discussions. The morning concluded with a light lunch and a well-utilised opportunity for networking amongst members.

CBM is very grateful to the AMRC for arranging the visit and extending its hospitality to our members.

Photo Courtesy of AMRC University of Sheffield

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