Medical AMRC

The Medical AMRC is a group dedicated to applying innovative design and manufacturing to the healthcare sector.

Part of the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group, the Medical AMRC combines cutting-edge manufacturing technologies with world-class research and development and access to clinical expertise.

With close links to the University of Sheffield’s academic and clinical resources, and drawing on the wealth of knowledge developed at the AMRC for high-value sectors such as aerospace and automotive, the Medical AMRC aims to revolutionise the UK’s healthcare technology industry.

Our team includes experienced engineers, software specialists, product designers and material scientists, with a wealth of experience in medical R&D. Together, we will work closely with manufacturers to push the limits of current technologies and create new possibilities.

Our core capabilities include mechanical and electrical design, prototyping and verification, design for manufacture, and visualisation. We can also draw on the wealth of expertise and resource across the AMRC and the wider High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Our workshop within the AMRC Design Prototyping and Testing Centre includes state-of-the-art equipment for high-precision machining processes such as micro-milling and medical-grade grinding, surface finishing, and additive manufacturing in plastics. Facilities for additive manufacturing in metals will be installed shortly. We also have clean room facilities, and advanced analytical tools including CT scanning and high-resolution metrology.

Projects include investigating new materials for orthopaedic devices, and developing innovative mobility aids for disabled people.

The Medical AMRC is supported by the Catalyst Fund, managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Our facilities are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.