Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing


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Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing (CAM) works closely with the European aerospace industry leaders to deliver translational industrially focused research in future aerospace assembly systems.

We are an international centre of excellence in assembly systems and smart factory technologies with particular expertise in informatics enabled manufacturing.

We deliver impact to our industrial partners through our expertise, comprised of both high calibre research fellows and industrially experienced project engineers.

CAM has an impressive range of state of the art equipment for the development and demonstration of disruptive manufacturing technologies. It has recently been awarded £3.8 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund by the Aerospace Technology Institute for a Future Automated Aerospace Assembly Demonstrator platform, which will become the national experimental testbed and technology demonstrator in digital and informatics enabled aerospace manufacturing technologies.

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Key Aims and Expertise

The Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing (CAM) was established in 2010 as an international research hub to conduct translational industry-focused research in future aerospace assembly systems. Building on our strong EPSRC, EU Clean Sky 2, Horizon 2020 and Innovate UK research record, the centre has rapidly expanded its project portfolio with industrial partnerships now including Airbus Operations UK, Airbus Helicopters, BAE Systems, Leonardo and GE Aviation.

Our key aims are as follows:

  • Development & delivery of key technology road maps in core research themes
  • Introduction of disruptive technology to shape industrial strategy
  • Delivery of innovative projects addressing industrial partners’ needs
  • Increased engagement in UK, European and Global research agenda
  • Growth & expansion of CAM through focus on key research themes, strengthening industrial partnerships and collaboration

All work is carried out under our ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System and managed according to PRINCE2 Project Management.

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Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2GX

email: Svetan.Ratchev@nottingham.ac.uk