Renishaw Productivity Centre
A partnership between University of Greenwich and the engineering manufacturer Renishaw, will offer businesses the chance to enhance their employees' skills conduct research on manufacturing productivity, and access the latest technologies. These services will be provided through a network of Renishaw Productivity Centres, all of which will be equipped with contemporary machine tools and Renishaw metrology equipment.
The aim of the partnership is to help organisations in the manufacturing sector, especially those with limited resources, develop the skills and knowledge they need to compete in a challenging market.
Productive Process Pyramid
This particular package has been developed to help businesses identify and control sources of variation in machining processes, resulting in increased automation, improved process control, and reduced scrap and rework. Many local Small-to-Medium Enterprises may qualify for regional funding to cover some of their costs. Contact us for more information.
According to Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for the South East, who officially opened the centre in 2008; "Partnerships between universities and business are critical if our manufacturing sector is to hold its own in an ever-evolving global market.
"The Renishaw Centre is an excellent example of collaboration to meet this challenge. It exemplifies the best of what the talent and facilities in our universities, working in partnership with a world class British company, has to offer the wider community".
Engineering facilities at the University
The School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich has acquired a range of advanced machine tools and rapid prototyping equipment to support its undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes. Some of that equipment is listed below:
- Haas VF-2DTR 5 Axis Machine Tool
- Haas TM-1 CNC Tool Room Milling Machine
- Haas TL-1 CNC Tool Room Lathe
- Harrison Alpha CNC Tool Room Lathe
- 3D Systems Wax Printer
- Stratasys Dimension Fusion Deposition System
- Renishaw Cyclone 3D Scanner
- CAD-CAM Software
- Manufacture of FDM and Wax Patterns