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AME celebrates largest ever graduation as industry backs ‘factory floor’ approach News

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ celebrated its largest graduation recently, when 29 students received their BEng and MEng qualifications. A joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) saw its second cohort graduate in style, with many of the industry-ready engineers going into high-profile jobs at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Wipac Ltd, Precision Castparts Corp and Unipart.  


First cohort graduates from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ News

A groundbreaking initiative to develop industry-ready engineers has seen its first cohort of students graduate.


Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering claims major innovation award win News

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ is celebrating today after it secured a prestigious award for its pioneering work.


40 new jobs as Unipart pumps fuel rails to China News

New seven-year contract will provide advanced components for Ford cars.


Royal seal of ‘Industrial’ approval for Unipart Manufacturing boss News

One of the West Midlands leading female manufacturers has been given a royal seal of approval to get more young people involved in engineering, manufacturing and technology.


Hexagon helps drive for lighter car exhaust system News

An innovative project to develop a lightweight exhaust system for a luxury sports car has relied on Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence equipment for quality control checks.


AME seals Guardian Award for Business Partnership News

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ sealed a memorable eighteen months in operation last night when it was named as one of the main winners in the Guardian University Awards 2016.


AME shortlisted for major Guardian University Award News

A groundbreaking collaboration between Unipart Manufacturing and Coventry University has been recognised by a major educational awards programme.


AME could be role model for academic - employer engagement workshop told News

Delegates at a special event organised by the University Alliance were given a firsthand insight into how academia and business could work together to deliver better graduates and more R&D opportunities.


Innovate UK chief gets the AME treatment News

The head of Innovate UK received her first experience of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) last week as part of a visit organised by Coventry University.


AME hosts historic ‘devolution’ deal for the West Midlands News

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering’s impressive manufacturing hub in Coventry was the venue for the signing of an historic ‘devolution’ deal for the West Midlands. Members of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) met with Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Sajid Javid to pledge their support to an agreement that will unlock £1bn in Government investment and result in the appointment of a metro-mayor.


Billions wasted on training warns the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering News

Unipart Group Chairman and CEO John Neill and Coventry University’s John Latham used the one-year anniversary of the UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ to urge the sector to embrace a more ‘down to earth’ approach.


Top professor boosts AME’s welding and joining capabilities News

An industry specialist that helped prevent Venice from flooding has joined the UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’. The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) has secured a major coup by appointing Steve Jones as its Professor for Welding and Joining Sciences.


AME boss urges manufacturers to take advantage of ‘unique’ US trade News

The head of the UK’s first ‘Faculty on The Factory Floor’ is urging manufacturers to take part in a new mission to increase exports to the United States.


Lightweight exhaust project receives ‘green’ light News

Engineers in the West Midlands have started a groundbreaking project to cut the weight of car exhausts in half supported by a grant from the Niche Vehicle Network’s Research and Development Programme.


AME opens its door to TeenTech to showcase the benefits of STEM News

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ has thrown its weight behind a series of events designed to get young people involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


Second research project fuels AME’s growing R&D reputation News

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) – the collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group  - is set to play a major role in the development of cleaner and more efficient engines after securing its involvement in another major R&D contract.


‘Full house’ as students sign up for the UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ News

More than 20 students are set to take part in a new approach for delivering industry-ready graduates it was announced today.