NMIS Boeing program set to advance the use of AM in Scotland with new facility

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has signed a lease for a facility that will be primarily used for the Group’s £11.8 million research and development program on advanced manufacturing with the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing. The new NMIS Boeing program development comes a year after the official opening of the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre at Westway Park, the second specialist technology center within the NMIS Group.
The facility’s space measures over sixty thousand square feet and will be refurbished to accommodate the personnel and equipment needed for the Boeing program. It will also house other state-of-the-art advanced engineering equipment to be used in projects with other manufacturing businesses including a purpose-built area dedicated to advancing the use of additive manufacturing in Scotland.
“This facility is a significant step not only in the development of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland but also in bolstering the future of manufacturing across the country post lockdown,” said John Reid, the new CEO of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland. “We are delighted to be bringing Boeing to Scotland at this time to work on such a critical project with our team and play a crucial role in developing the aerospace supply chain across …

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