has collaborated with aerospace giant Airbus and systems manufacturer Exechon, which specialises in Parallel Kinematic Robots (PKRs), to develop a lightweight and modular robotic machine tool.
has argued that the decision was unanimously passed at last year's AGM, but it is not clear whether the vote was preceded by an informed debate in which both the pro and anti-vivisection cases were presented.
Professor Terence Stephenson, the chairman of the AMRC
, dubbed fizzy drinks the "ultimate bad food".
Composite Centre, based in Rotherham, started working with biocomposites as part of E-light, a collaborative European project to investigate new lightweight materials for electric vehicles.
director Professor Keith Ridgway said: "This is a vital opportunity for British manufacturing companies, and we want to support the supply chain in developing the skills to operate in this high value market.
is a provider of environmental consulting and engineering services, located in Fort Myers, Florida.
And with the AMRC
now confirmed as the organisation that will operate the facility, and Airbus confirmed as the first tenant, it is set to get off to a strong start when doors officially open in 2019.
Dr Rosemary Gault, co-ordinator of the Reform project at the AMRC
, said: "We have performed successful trials for a large aerospace company and a wind-turbine manufacturer on the water-jet technologies and have demonstrated a 75% reduction in cutting cost and time.
Helen Arthur, F4N programme manager at the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC
), said: "The 20 Welsh companies currently working through the F4N programme have highlighted the wealth of high-quality manufacturers in Wales which could meet the demands of the nuclear industry.
Exhibitors in the learning and development zone will include Delcam, Renishaw, Mazak, Sandvik and the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC
? Nuclear AMRC
The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC
) is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the nuclear manufacturing supply chain.
Working with AMRC
Sheffield as the key partner it involves the R&D (research and development) test phase for new wing technology, called 'Wing of the Future', which includes the prototype and delivery of design, engineering and a wing demonstrator at Broughton.