AMRC Main Board Meeting
Friday, 13, November, 2015
Prof. Keith Ridgway strategic presentation
The brilliant presentation carried out by Keith focused on new strategic points.
First he stressed the importance of internal relationships and flux of technology expertise ofthe people in AMRC, the real human capital and precious real assets of the famous Research and Development Institution.
Moreover, with respect to the past, more group autonomy should be sustained, giving more freedom to the development of creative initiative. This, in conjunction with a clear focus on the finance control and the brand management will generate breakthrough innovations.
Following the same approach Keith Ridgway underlined that a better integration of the technical groups is fundamental to generate cross fertilization.
Concerning the new AMRC structures it is notable that the new Casting Organization has been created and fully operative, through the brand new £15 millions 1000 kg furnace, that is attracting new partners and supporters (it is the biggest titanium casting facilities in the world).
To attract future customers, AMRC is also pushing hard for the quick development of the Light Weightening Centre and the Fast Make Centre, exploiting the latest innovations in the field of the Additive Manufacturing.
Prof. Keith Ridgway, Founder of AMRC with Dr. Eng. Sergio Durante in front of the biggest aerospace parts ever manufactured in Titanium by Additive Manufacturing
New conferences facilities will be created and bought in the city center, in order to continue the series of investments for the development of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, that will transform and regenerate the city of Rotherham and Sheffield.
In fact, the ground occupied by the old airport will be completely renovated to build the futuristic technological park, following the new philosophy of Innovation Districts.
Talking about the AMRC international activities, Keith announced that the Korean AMRC is currently established to use the facilities of KCTech in Jeonju, and that its operability is already confirmed within the frame of the CCAM in Virginia.
The big question
Prof. Keith Ridgway concluded with a provocative question to the attendance. The proportion of GDP coming from manufacturing and services is respectively going down and stepping up in the last 40 years. So the big question is still open: today is it better to investing into the manufacturing sector or moving to the services?
Only in 10 years we will be able to verify the right answer.
Pictures: Prof. Keith Ridgway, Founder of AMRC with Dr. Eng. Sergio Durante in front of the biggest aerospace parts ever manufactured in Titanium by Additive Manufacturing; Prof. Keith Ridgway, during his presentation in front of the Executives and Engineers of the AMRC at the Annual Technical Fellow 2015 in Sheffield (UK); Prof. Keith Ridgway, during his presentation in front of the Executives and Engineers of the AMRC at the Annual Technical Fellow 2015 in Sheffield (UK); Dr. Eng. Sergio Durante at dinner with AMRC Board Member. In the photo Dr. Bart Moenster from BOEING, Dr. Bertrand Petot from Mesier Bugatti Dowty SAFRAN