How Advanced Manufacturing can lead to increased quality and innovation, enhanced productivity and reduced production time.


Advanced manufacturing industries increasingly integrate new innovative technologies in both products and processes. The rate of technology adoption and the ability to use that technology to remain competitive and add value at all stages of production is key to the success of the advanced manufacturing sector.

Advanced manufacturing can include production activities that depend on information, automation, computation, software and networking, resulting in the use of innovative technologies to create existing products and the creation of new products.

Examples of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Digital twin
  • Robotics and automation
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced materials
  • Network and connectivity (IoT)

Advanced manufacturing is key in sectors such as aerospace, energy, defence and nuclear as these industries demand efficient and intelligent production, utilising advanced and composite materials in the leading edge of machining technologies and efficiencies.

Benefits of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Advanced manufacturing technologies have become essential to manufacturing operations that are cost-sensitive, demand continuous improvement and focus on zero waste.

  1. Rise in Quality Levels

The primary benefit of advanced manufacturing technologies is quality enhancement. When robotics and automation are a part of the manufacturing process, the chances of human error are few.

  1. Enhanced Productivity

Advanced manufacturing technologies boost productivity in several ways. It gives manufacturers the ability to scale up or down depending on customer requirements. Production can be customised to suit smaller batch sizes to large-scale mass production.

  1. Encourages Innovation

Advanced manufacturing uses research, knowledge and cutting-edge technologies to develop industry transforming solutions, leading manufacturing towards a smart, sustainable future.

  1. Reduced Production Time

Advanced manufacturing creates environments that can be replicated in reality across multiple locations, reducing the time to market. Simulations help engineers design a flawless factory layout and production planning, any potential roadblocks can be addressed before production begins.

AML’s capabilities in Advanced Manufacturing

AML is an advanced manufacturing supplier specialising in the development of manufacturing solutions, and production services for a number of prestigious blue-chip clients. Originally a spin-out from the award-winning Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, AML is now recognised as a market leader in delivering flexible manufacturing capability at the leading edge of machining technologies and efficiencies, with particular expertise in aerospace, defence, energy and nuclear components.

Utilising the very latest technology and equipment, AML manufactures the highest quality precision parts available on the market today. Through our early adoption of technology, we are committed to supporting the factories of the future.

Please contact a member of our team today to see how we can assist you further and become your advanced manufacturing partner.