Benefits of AME

Benefits of AME

Discover the many benefits of AME's unique approach

Whether you are looking to accelerate your career in engineering and manufacturing, interested in supply chain collaboration or keen to create the technologies and products of tomorrow, then AME is your partner of choice.

To find out more about collaborating with AME, please contact the Centre for Manufacturing and Materials.


Benefits for students

  • A unique environment that brings teaching, research and live manufacturing together
  • BEng/MEng/MSc courses in manufacturing
  • Develop your practical skills with access to training on industry-leading machinery, automation and technology
  • Opportunity to work with experienced industry professionals and dedicated professors
  • The opportunity to enhance your career progression, with management training, summer placements and access to international placements and further learning


Benefits for research partners

  • Proven track record with multiple projects already delivered, including next generation fuel rails, exhaust systems and automotive batteries
  • World class design, manufacturing and testing facilities to accelerate the process of innovation to commercial realisation, as well as simulation tools and digital twins
  • Real-time collaboration between academia and all tiers of the supply chain, from SMEs to multi-nationals
  • Development of anchor technologies, including advanced materials, structural integrity, laser engineering, welding and joining, metrology, materials and mechanics and sustainable manufacturing
  • Research to inspire learning for undergraduates and postgraduates


Benefits for business

  • Future access to industry-ready engineering graduates
  • Benefit from cutting-edge research on new technologies
  • Enhanced knowledge transfer opportunities
  • Driving forward growth technologies in key global markets
  • Increasing sales by commercialising new innovations

How AME supports industry

Benefits for UK manufacturing

AME helps the UK manufacturing to:

  • Develop industry-ready engineering and manufacturing graduates
  • Create and safeguard jobs and deliver an economic boost to the UK’s annual GDP
  • Learn about, develop, pilot and de-risk investment in new technologies
  • Position the UK as a world leader in delivering sustainable manufacturing technologies
  • Provide a platform to prove alternative teaching methods and drive the evolution of STEM learning
  • Address key industrial challenges