The AMRC Forum is our technology network for manufacturing businesses.

The regular Forum events cover a range of topics of relevance to manufacturing businesses, offering insight into current and emerging technologies and supply chain issues.

Membership of the AMRC Forum is free of charge to manufacturing businesses. To join, simply email

As AMRC Forum members you will receive notification of AMRC Forum events. Attendance at events will be charged at £27 plus VAT per person per event. We’ll also email you our AMRC Quarterly Journal and inform you of selected other events at the AMRC. You can unsubscribe from the Forum at any time – just email us and we’ll remove you from the mailing list.

Our next event is Latest developments in high accuracy, micro manufacturing (webinar), Tuesday 15th September, 10am - 11.15am

Previous events:

  • Sustainability: manufacturing in an uncertain future
    Delegates at this event in February 2020 heard how UK manufacturers are facing unprecedented pressure to
    change to more sustainable methods of manufacturing. Speakers on the day from HM Government, Factorylux, Textile Centre of Excellence and High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

  • Latest developments in gear machining
    Delegates at this AMRC Forum in October 2019 heard about how new technologies can dramatically reduce time and cost of manufacture by using multi-functional machine tools and novel processes. Speakers from Expleo Group, Rolls-Royce, Reliance Precision, Dontyne Systems and the AMRC GEAR team.

  • Metals for challenging applications
    Industry experts from across the Sheffield City Region gathered at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to hear the latest advances from across the metals supply chain.

    Peter Hogg - CEO of Liberty Steel, which supplies speciality steels for demanding applications in the aerospace, oil and gas, transport, automotive, industrial and engineering sectors - was keynote speaker at the event.
  • Opportunities for manufacturing in the construction sector
    A packed house heard from Mark Farmer, author of the Construction Leadership Council report, Modernise or Die, about how an ageing workforce and the inability to attract young people with the right skills into the construction industry are two of the key drivers behind the sector’s shift to offsite modular manufacturing.

    At the event there were also presentations from Laing O’Rourke, CITB and AMRC’s Integrated Manufacturing Group.

  • Lights out running and factory automation

    Increasing numbers of businesses have ambitions to run their operations unmanned overnight or into the weekend. With the potential for increased output and reduced costs, how realistic is it to run automated operations with the lights out?

    The AMRC Forum in March 2018 discussed the experiences of SMEs and large companies who have implemented these strategies, as well as those who provide the technologies.

  • Opportunities and challenges in the automotive sector 
    The packed room heard speakers from Ricardo, Jaguar Land Rover, Tinsley Bridge, SW Machines and AMRC describe the future opportunities and challenges within the automotive sector.

  • Additive Technology
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Composites Machining
  • Grinding Technology
  • Machining Performance