As any experienced aerospace professional will tell you, one of the most important aspects of the aerospace industry is research and development. Aerospace firms all over the world employ designers and engineers to work solely in the research and development of new aircraft and aerospace technologies. Research and development departments continue to grow, and the output of their work is becoming more important in the longevity and success of an aerospace business. The aerospace industry is known as a fiercely competitive one, with all top tier OEMs in the supply chain fighting for success in a global market. Companies who can develop a number of new aerospace technologies to roll out over several years can stay ahead of the competition.

This couldn’t be more the case for AML. Research and Technology (RnT) remains the DNA of how we build great solutions. In a fast-moving world, business and engineering need to move fast to meet the needs of the various sectors we serve. As such, AML views itself as a technology company integrating solutions into the production supply chains and maintaining a significant presence in RnT provides the vehicle to delivering this. AML views the participation in Research and Technology projects as important for the following reasons:

  • It keeps us abreast of the latest technology which allows us to consider its use in a Commercial environment.
  • It develops the skills of our engineers in parallel ensuring they are applying the latest technology into our production operations.
  • It allows us to pass all the value added benefits to our customers.

AML continues to invest in Research and Technology. We have been part of many projects from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020, Innovate UK Projects and the EU’s previous Seventh Framework Program (FP7). We are excited to continue strong working relationships with Innovate UK, the strong Catapult Network and to continue to engage in the next generation of EU research frameworks. All projects are based on collaborative research and allows us to continually add value to the solutions we provide to our customers.


About AML Sheffield

AML is an advanced manufacturing supplier offering in-house adaptive machining algorithms to achieve the tightest of tolerances. We have the capability to manufacture parts for the aerospace industry in a range of specialist materials including titanium, nickel-based superalloys, and softer alloys inc. aluminium.

Aerospace remains a significant industry for both Global and UK manufacturing, with ever increasing trends towards light weighting and innovative technologies supporting greener flying patterns. Precision components machining remains a foundation corner stone of the industry, with ever more complex geometries and materials requiring innovative manufacturing solutions. AML has continued to position itself in this market sector over the years, continually improving its aerospace machining services and aerospace machined components to meet these challenges.

Now recognised as a market leader in delivering flexible manufacturing capability at the leading edge of precise machining technologies and efficiencies, with particular expertise in aerospace, defence, energy and nuclear components.