​Additive Manufacturing Workshop

25th and 26th October 2017 | AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre

Join the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in this two day introduction to Additive Manufacturing.

The workshops run from 10am – 4pm on the 25th and 26th October and both days must be attended.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:
• Product Design for Additive Manufacturing
• Metallurgy of Additive Manufacturing Components
• Quality & Standards
• Current Applications
• Practical Demonstrations
• IP, Skills & Training
• Funding Schemes

The workshop is aimed at small and medium sized enterprises who are currently using or contemplating using Additive Manufacturing and would like to learn more about its applications and gain hands on experience.

This event is run by the Sheffield Innovation Programme, giving businesses in the Sheffield city region access to university facilities and expert academics.

For more information and to register please click HERE

AMRC Forum: Opportunities and challenges in the automotive sector

28th September 2017 | AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre

The automotive sector faces significant technological changes in the coming years such as:

  • Lightweighting
  • The increase in electric vehicles and the reduction in the demand for internal combustion engines
  • The development of connected autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars)
  • Digital manufacturing

These developments will have significant implications for manufacturing technologies and the supply chain.

The AMRC Forum will host industry experts as well as small and large companies who have embraced new technology to exploit opportunities.

Speakers from:

  • Ricardo
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Tinsley Bridge
  • SW Machines

For more information and to register please click HERE

Gripple chosen to help make Yorkshire the best place to do business

The Made in Yorkshire peer group chose the innovative Sheffield-based manufacturer, Gripple to hold its latest breakfast event for top executive members from the city’s manufacturing and engineering companies.

Forty guests first enjoyed a breakfast made only in Sheffield and after toured Gripple’s newly extended, high-tech Sheffield factory, nicknamed an ‘Industrial Catherdral’, complete with a fish tank and green wall. Then they heard why the company believes make it is a consistent success story and a Made in Yorkshire award winner for its export success two years ago.

Chrissie Gale, a Made in Yorkshire director, said: “We chose Gripple for this event to help our local MD and CEO membership grow their network and hear and see directly about an exceptional company owned by the employees, with a fun outlook on how to run a business – and why it’s working!”

Gripple is a totally employee-owned manufacturer of 50 million iconic wire fasteners a year, the vast majority of which sold to 80 countries. With its HQ also in Sheffield and bases in Chicago, Strasbourg and New Delhi and 500 employees, Gripple turned over £55 million last year, with 70 per cent of its supply chain in South Yorkshire.

Gripple’s special projects manager, Gordon Macrae, said: “It was great to attract so many local decision-makers who are passionate about Yorkshire to see what we believe is an exemplar business. I hope that some of the ideas and things they’ve seen and heard about today they will take back to their own businesses, and make Yorkshire the best place to do business.”

Photo caption: Made in Yorkshire visitors view the green wall and fish tank in Gripple’s newly extended Sheffield factory.