Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Korea (AMRC Korea) has been launched to build on the technological successes of joint projects.

Korea Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (KAMRI) is a research institute for global cooperation.

Established by AMRC with Boeing - The University of Sheffield in 2016, Korea Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute began its operation for more systematic and active international cooperation. We support R&D activities and networking of SMEs with global giants, and facilitate overseas market entry. Separated from AMRC in 2021, KAMRI is currently representing Innovate UK and National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in the Korean market.

Having B2B meetings with UK companies, we could feel their strong interest in the Korean market and technology. We hope that this opportunity builds a strong collaboration system between businesses in Korea and the UK, led by KAMRI.

   Hanjoo Metal, Global Collaboration Platform Member 

Through B2B meetings with UK companies, we felt that the UK companies have a lot of interest in the Korean market and Korean technology. We hope that these meetings will build a strong cooperation system between Korea and UK companies, led by AMRC Korea. 

  Hanjoo Metal, Collaborative Partner  

South Korea-UK Global Network Workshop 

AMRC Korea are hosting a Global Network Workshop at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield with the purpose of building a global network for overseas expansion and R&D collaboration between South Korea and the UK.

Global Expert Webinar for Carbon Composite Manufacturing and Processing Technology

Date: 10 Dec 2021, 15:00-16:00 (KST)

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Organiser: KAMRI 


UNIST Signs MOU with University of Sheffield for Cooperation and Mutual Growth
23 October 2020 UNIST has embarked on an effort to lead the world’s nuclear decommissioning market through international research collaboration with the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. On October 23, UNIST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the University of Sheffield to foster international research collaborations in the areas of nuclear decommissioning and advanced manufacturing. Amid COVID-19, the signing ceremony of MoU between UNIST and the University of Sheffield was held virtually.In the memorandum of understanding, the two organizations also promised to form a strategic partnership for the purpose of fostering Korea–UK nuclear power decommissioning and advanced manufacturing industry, technology exchange, and global manpower training.Led by Director Hee Reyoung Kim, the Center for Core and Fundamental Nuclear D&D Research at UNIST will play a central role in the development of core technologies for the decommissioning of nuclear installations, as well as nurturing experts in this field. The center is currently working on the development of nuclear-decommissioning technologies related to radiation monitoring, safety evaluation, and management of decommissioning waste with the support of the government and Ulsan Metropolitan City.“S. Korea is facing the dismantling of its first commercial nuclear reactor, namely the Kori-1 reactor,” says Professor Kim. “Accordingly, through cooperation with other countries that have already experienced the decommissioning of nuclear facilities, we must diligently carry out the decontamination, dismantling, decommissioning waste treatments, and site remediation activities.”The University of Sheffield has an Advanced Manufacturing Research Center with industry membership (AMRC Group) which is a cluster of world-class centers for industry-focused research and development of advanced manufacturing technologies, including nuclear parts, and has an international branch (AMRC Korea) in Ulsan City.Meanwhile, the ceremony has been attended by President Yong Hoon Lee of UNIST, Chair Professor Il Soon Hwang (Department of Nuclear Engineering), Dean Ji Hyun Kim of Academic Affairs, Dean In Cheol Bang in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Professor Seung Jun Lee, Professor Sang Joon Ahn, Professor Jae Young Park, Professor Uiseong Yoon, and Director Hee Reyoung Kim (Center for Core and Fundamental Nuclear D&D Research, UNIST), President Jung-Hwan Lee of AMRC Korea, and other key officials from Ulsan Metropolitan City.Besides, President Koen Lamberts, Vice President Dave Petley, Professor Neil Hayatt, and Acting Head Katja Nieminen of Partnerships & Global Opportunities from the University of Sheffield, attended the meeting virtually.
South Korea-UK Global Network Workshop for Overseas Expansion
12 December 2019 AMRC Korea hosted a Global Network Workshop at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield with the purpose of building a global network for overseas expansion and R&D collaboration between South Korea and the UK. The event was held in Sheffield, UK, to establish global collaboration system with AMRC members and UK companies and to discover global R&D partners.The event, which began with a visit to the AMRC Center on the 2nd, included an introduction to the latest manufacturing technology and tours. The event included seminars on the current R&D status and business support at each centre, such as Composite Center, DPTC Centre, Machining Center, and Factory 2050, visits to manufacturing sites through lab tours by center, and technical consulting by centres.Five Korean companies - Hanjoo Metal, Jungrok, Next Generation Materials, N'think, Ajin Industrial - visited the UK and had meetings with AMRC industrial members as Korean companies are keen to discuss the potential for business and technology collaboration. Technical exchanges and business meetings with UK companies were held on the topics of  lightweight parts manufacturing, carbon composite parts manufacturing, technology development collaboration between South Korea and UK companies, and global R&D collaboration consortia.
South Korea-UK Global Network Workshop for Advanced Materials
16 October 2019  South Korea-UK Global Network Workshop in association with Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency... Established global R&D collaboration system between South Korea-UK companiesThe event was held at the Lotte Hotel Ulsan on the 13th to promote the collaboration system between South Korea and UK companies and to discover global R&D partners.The 'South Korea-UK Global Network Workshop' hosted by AMRC Korea is a part of the 'Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP)' promoted by the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK.The Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) is a programme funded by the UK government, aiming for economic growth by promoting active knowledge sharing, technology transfer, R&D, and technology commercialisation. It selects global companies with excellent technologies in specific fields and provides global collaboration opportunities with overseas companies, research institutes, and universities. At this event, 14 UK companies from the advanced materials sector visited Korea and had B2B meetings with domestic companies that wish to find business, technical collaboration, and R&D partners to enter the UK and European market.
Korean students glide out of the ‘awesome’ AMRC
18 September 2019 A group of South Korean students have ended an awesome four-week visit to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) by experiencing what it’s truly like to be an engineer in designing, manufacturing and then testing their own gliders. Twenty-six undergraduates, from five universities, took part in the International Industrial Demonstration Programme (IIDP), a collaboration between the AMRC UK and the AMRC Korea in Jeonju. Established in 2016, AMRC Korea works closely with manufacturing industries, R&D institutes, local governments (Ulsan Metropolitan city and Gyeongbuk province) and universities in South Korea.During their month in the UK, the students were shown the entire Advanced Manufacturing Park with tours of the AMRC’s network of world-leading research and innovation centres including machining, composite manufacturing, additive manufacturing, assembly and digital technology, as well as Nuclear AMRC, the AMRC Training Centre and Castings Technology International (CTI).“We wanted to show them the work of the AMRC, but we were also keen to give them a real engineering experience and help them understand the life of an engineer, that’s why we set them the glider challenge,” said Miguel Moreira, Technical Lead at the Composite Centre, who managed the IIDP.The challenge was to design and manufacture a glider, using materials and equipment available at the AMRC, to be tested against each other. The winning prototype would be the one that spent the longest in flight.“It is a good example of what they will find in their careers. The issues, difficulties and design constraints on this project are much like the ones engineers encounter in the real world every day,” said Miguel.Five groups were introduced to composites, trained in computer-aided design (CAD) and given a presentation on basic glider design. “But we deliberately left it incomplete,” said Research Engineer, Craig Atkins, who set the glider challenge, “to encourage the students to do their own research.”“We split them up so they weren’t all from the same university, so as well as the technical issues, they were also having to work with people they haven’t really interacted with before. When things started to go wrong, there was a team dynamic to negotiate as well as the engineering task. We wanted to encourage them to rise to the challenge because that is what we do as engineers.”Kyungtae Ryoo, from Hongik University, said: “We compared different models to choose which was best. The wing support didn’t quite turn out as designed so we changed it after testing. We used 3D printing for the fuselage and the wing.”Sujeong Choi, from the University of Ulsan, added: “We went with a rectangular wing for our glider as it was easy to build, stable in flight and would extend the maximum distance in flight.“We had so many problems with the head part, it needed a lot of trial and error to find one that was properly balanced. In the end we chose a design we called ‘Magnum’ because it looked like an ice cream.”“By their final week, they had created the mould tools, machined them and finished their 3D printed components. The teams could then redesign if they needed to and fine tune. So in two weeks, they went from nothing to having a glider,” said Miguel.On a windy autumnal morning, the students were introduced to Stocksbridge Rugby Club on the edge of the Peak District to test their prototypes using a catapult made by composite engineer Mark Sherriff and composite technician Joshua Oxley. The winning glider was airborne for just over five seconds.Building on the partnership between the AMRC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), and AMRC Korea was an important part of the programme according to Craig: “For the University of Sheffield and the AMRC it’s important to have that engagement with AMRC Korea so these students are another connecting link.“We spent some time at the University’s Faculty of Engineering, gave them a campus tour, looked at the postgraduate opportunities and gave them a flavour of life in South Yorkshire.Hyeonho Noh, from Jeonju University, said: “I’ve had a really good time here. I want to go into research after University so spending time at the AMRC has been really enlightening.“It has been great experiencing life in the United Kingdom as well; we went shopping, visited Sheffield Cathedral and socialised on West Street on an evening.“The AMRC is an awesome place and we have all been really happy to spend time here.”Principally though, the IIDP was about giving the students an engineering experience, as Miguel explained: “As an engineer, you are given criteria you need to deliver to, you think it is going one way and then you have problems, but you have to go beyond those difficulties to deliver. We hope that is what they have learned with the glider challenge.”

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