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Previous recipients of AMSCI funding have included technology for increasing the scale of 3D printing of metals and reshoring the manufacture of cats' eyes from overseas to the UK.
The AMSCI funding has helped to pay for the internal construction work needed for CFS Aero to move into a production line of remanufacturing turbine engines for aircraft.
AMSCI is part funded by the Government's Regional Growth Fund and is delivered in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board - the UK's innovation agency - and Birmingham City Council as the accountable authority, on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
AMSCI will provide grants and loans to successful projects creating globally competitive supply chains in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, chemicals, low carbon and renewables.
Mr Heaven, LEP board director and owner of Blue Sky Corporate Finance, said: "The West Midlands is the manufacturing and automotive centre of the UK and this is reflected in the focus of the support on offer through schemes such as AMSCI, European programmes and the Regional Growth Fund.
Over the period of the AMSCI project, until 2022, it is expected that 11,484 jobs will either be created or protected.
The successful applications in AMSCI Round 1 in the West Midlands represent a strong selection of winning bids that will underscore the area's automotive and aerospace supply chain capabilities.
Steve Gregory, heavy duty product line executive, Delphi Diesel Systems, said: "The contribution of the AMSCI funding is a key investment to develop advanced common rail system technologies for commercial vehicle engines that will help OEMs meet evolving legislative requirements.
org/web/27th-april-12-advanced-manufacturingsupply-chain-briefing-event For more information on AMSCI and to apply for funding, visit http://www.
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