Top US group joins the AMRC

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Golbal flight control systems specialist Goodrich Actuation Systems has become the latest leading aerospace business to join the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre as a top tier partner.

Goodrich Actuation Systems is part of Goodrich Corporation, one of America’s top 500 corporations.

It hopes research by the Sheffield University run AMRC will help it develop optimum machining, assembly and test procedures and machining systems that can run unattended during the night.

In the longer term, it hopes work at the Catcliffe-based AMRC on new materials and manufacturing technologies will help it develop new products and innovations.

Goodrich Actuation Systems vice president, Dale Ballinger, said: “We are looking to our membership to support our business on a number of levels, including improvement and step changes of our existing manufacturing technologies and capabilities, and support in the identification and implementation of new manufacturing and materials technologies.

“Apart from addressing our own needs, we have the opportunity to collaborate and work with other partners to address industry-wide needs.

“We gain the ability to learn from each other, about the direction that markets are taking and also what manufacturing technologies and trends are being employed to meet these needs.”