Wednesday 19th September saw the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, welcome Atlas Composites managing director Shaun Moloney and a guests to the official launch of Nottingham Universities new £3.5 million Institute for Advanced Manufacturing.
The Institute is a UK flagship for world-class interdisciplinary research in advanced manufacturing with the capability to address the needs of a number of industrial sectors.
The centre aims to develop cutting-edge technology in areas including aerospace, automotive, defence, medical, power engineering, textiles and clothing. Partners include existing Atlas Composites customers such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce plc and BAE Systems.
With the UK composites industry - driven by growth sectors such as Aerospace - expected to grow by around 8% per annum to 2020 the importance of collaborative research with SME’s such as Atlas Composites cannot be understated.
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