The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), the second to be established with Lancaster University, has officially opened with the appointment of Centre Director, Dr. Robert Scudamore. The new center, which launched on 1st March, follows the success of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre (J4IC) opened in April 2017.
Dr. Scudamore’s appointment comes on the back of his extensive experience of industry-driven research as part of TWI, including 14 years in increasingly Senior Management roles. He has led UK and EU technology strategy development through leadership positions in National Strategy Committees, dealing directly with UK Government and the EC, and currently manages a research group involving more than 30 technology themes and over 120 people.
TWI has been at the forefront of AM technology development for the last 25 years and has built up detailed knowhow covering fundamental technology development, production, and commercial exploitation.
AMIC will bring together expertise from TWI and Lancaster University to develop the international research profile and reputation of both partners in relation to AM, including the complete value chain of design and build optimization, prototyping, performance validation, and product industrialization.