QMT News: November 2012
Institute for Advanced Manufacturing unveiled
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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