Multipix Imaging has become a member of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) – a world-class centre for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.
The AMRC has a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems and is a model for collaborative research involving universities, academics and industry worldwide.
Combining state of the art technologies with the AMRC’s expertise in design and prototyping, machining, casting, welding, additive manufacturing, composites, robotics and automation, digital manufacturing and structural testing, has created a manufacturing resource far beyond anything previously available in the UK.
The AMRC’s Factory 2050 is the UK’s first state of the art factory, entirely dedicated to conducting collaborative research into reconfigurable digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies and is capable of rapidly switching production between different high-value components and one-off parts.
Julie Busby, Director at Multipix Imaging explained why the move was important to the company: “Multipix takes great pride in working with the AMRC team at Factory 2050, being a part of exciting, innovative vision solutions which in turn helps support the development of manufacturing within the UK. It’s an exciting time as the AMRC are often working with robots and cobots giving Multipix an opportunity to assist with revolutionary 3D imaging methods creating the potential for vision solutions that have previously been impossible. Embedded Vision technology is also another growth area where more solutions are deployed as the possibilities are being realised”.
As part of their membership, Multipix will run Wise Up events from the AMRC facilities, giving those interested in learning more about Machine Vision a chance to attend free-of-charge educational days. The next, entitled ‘What the Eyes Can’t See’, takes place Thursday 29th November and is dedicated to exploring infrared, hyper-spectral and multi-spectral imaging cameras giving an insight into vision application using temperature, colour and bandwidths. More details about the event can be found on the company’s website.