The Medical AMRC has more than 40 multi-disciplined engineers from a wide range of industrial backgrounds who have extensive experience in solving problems through engineering design, product development and access to clinical expertise.
Core capabilities include: Medical device R&D, design for manufacture, mechanical, industrial & electrical design, materials development, 2D & 3D visualisation and prototyping.
The Medical AMRC works closely with a wide variety of clinical experts and academic connections through the University of Sheffield.
Medical AMRC projects have included innovative operating theatre instrumentation design, creation of intellectual property and orthopaedic implant design, using state of the art manufacturing.
Our workshop within the AMRC Design Prototyping and Testing Centre includes state-of-the-art equipment for high-precision machining processes such as micro-milling and medical-grade grinding, surface finishing, and additive manufacturing in plastics. Facilities for additive manufacturing in metals will be installed shortly. We also have clean room facilities, and advanced analytical tools including CT scanning and high-resolution metrology.
Initial projects include investigating new materials for orthopaedic devices, and developing innovative mobility aids for disabled people.
Working with us is easy
The Medical AMRC team will work with you to understand your needs, clinical requirements, manufacturing objectives or product vision. We work with individuals & organisations from start-ups to multinationals. If we can help your company, we want to hear from you.
We can work at any stage of the product development process, from exploratory research and proof-of-principle designs to pre-production prototyping and hand-over to industry.
We can work on straightforward contract research, funded collaborations, either UK-based or European. We will provide you with a statement of work laying out the project deliverables, before any commitment is required.
A team can be selected to match the skill requirement of your project, from a pool of more than 40 specialist development staff. We can introduce our services at any stage, whether that is concept generation, design validation, prototyping or detail design.
The AMRC has an onsite, ISO 17025 UKAS accredited structural testing facility. The Facility provides services for the validation, verification and certification of demonstrators, prototypes, and complete projects that require independent, professional and impartial certification.
Throughout the projects we will consider the relevant medical device directives, and ISO 13485 & ISO 14971 standards, providing compliant documentation that is submittable in your technical dossier. We achieved ISO 13485 certification in 2016.
The Medical AMRC is supported by the Catalyst Fund, managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Further information about other HEFCE funded programmes here. Our facilities are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
For more information, please contact:
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
The Advanced Manufacturing Park,
Wallis Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham,