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Ilkeston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 2012/09/25 - Atlas composites were one of a select few SME’s to see first hand Nottingham University unveil their world class Institute for Advanced Engineering at an East Midlands opening ceremony last week - AtlasComposites.com.
Wednesday 19th September saw the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, welcome Atlas Composites Managing Director Shaun Moloney and a select group of guests to the official launch of Nottingham Universities new £3.5 million Institute for Advanced Manufacturing.
The Institute is a UK flagship for world-class interdisciplinary research in advanced manufacturing with the capability to address the needs of a number of industrial sectors.
The centre aims to develop cutting-edge technology in areas including aerospace, automotive, defence, medical, power engineering, textiles and clothing. Partners include existing Atlas Composites customers such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce plc and BAE Systems.
Atlas Composites, who manufacturer composite components for aerospace, satellite communications and unmanned aerial systems amongst others, already have close links with the University, they are Advisory Group Board Members for the Aerospace Technology Centre.
With the UK composites industry - driven by growth sectors such as Aerospace - expected to grow by around 8% per annum to 2020 the importance of collaborative research with SME’s such as Atlas Composites cannot be understated.
Speaking after formally opening the Institute, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science said. “Nottingham could become home to the great engineers of the future"
“As set out in the Government’s industrial strategy, it is vital that business benefits from the very best and latest technologies in order to compete in the global marketplace and be a driving force for growth."
About Atlas Composites
Atlas Composites (atlascomposites.com) are industry leaders in the design and manufacture of composite structures and are one of the most accredited and trusted UK composites manufacturers for aerospace composites and composite UAVS.
Having attained AS9100 accreditation in 2005, Atlas Composites were one of the first UK composites manufacturers to attain the prestigious AS9100 REV C accreditation - the Quality Management Standard required to meet the rigorous demands of flight critical applications for commercial and military aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing. We are also working towards SC21 bronze recognition in conjunction with the Midlands Aerospace Alliance.
Our customer base includes some of the most dynamic and forward thinking companies in the industry who expect and demand continuous improvement from their supply chain. These include Airbus, Agusta Westland, BAE Systems, Bombardier, GKN Aerospace, Lockheed Martin UK Insys, Meggitt, Rolls-Royce plc and Thales.