OPEN MIND Technologies has now been awarded Tier 1 membership status at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The globally renowned research facility has invited OPEN MIND to enhance its membership status following a number of successful collaborative projects that have been undertaken during OPEN MIND’s four year tenure as an AMRC Tier 2 member.
The AMRC in Rotherham near Sheffield, UK, was initially founded in 2001 as collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Boeing with support from Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund. It now has over 80 industrial partners that include Boeing, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Airbus and of course OPEN MIND Technologies. The centre acts as a support mechanism for the aerospace and other high-value advanced manufacturing sectors, driving technology brands such as Mitsubishi, DMG Mori, Nikken, NCMT, Renishaw, Starrag and many others to develop innovations that enable OEMs to hit their targets. Targets that will primarily be to manufacture components and assemblies faster and more efficiently without increasing the shop floor plant list.
Commenting upon the new membership status, OPEN MIND Technologies Technical Sales Manager, Mr Matthew Coulson says: “We have committed considerable resources to the AMRC in terms of the three seats of our hyperMILL software and one day a week technical support. This resource commitment will be of benefit to ourselves, as well as the AMRC, as we are already working on cutting-edge projects with some of the aerospace OEMs. Committing our effort to these OEMs could potentially lead to OPEN MIND Technologies supplying hyperMILL CAM software to some of the largest aerospace manufacturers in the world.”
OPEN MIND’s Mr Coulson has been working closely with the AMRC’s Aerofoil Technical Lead, Mr Tom McCready to deliver solutions to the global aerospace community for over a year.