On Wednesday the 12th of June, The University of Sheffield hosted leading figures from academia and industry at the official launch of the Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing (FEMM) Hub. The £28 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) FEMM Hub is the first of its kind to bring together leading research expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing. Researchers will work closely with industry to address key manufacturing challenges in the production of high integrity and high value electrical machines.

Image shows attendees talking at the FEMM Hub launch event
Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub- Launch Event

Held at Factory 2050, part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the launch event was attended by 120 people from academia and industry. This included Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, at the University of Sheffield together with leading academics and industry figures from Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens-Gamesa, GKN Aerospace and funding partners.

The attendees at the hub launch heard presentations from the FEMM Hub industrial and academic partners on the opportunities and challenges in electrical machine manufacturing and the research activities proposed to address and overcome these challenges. They also participated in networking sessions and attended demonstrations of new industrial digital technologies within the advanced manufacturing facilities of the AMRC’s Factory 2050.

Image show Professor Geraint Jewell speaking at the FEMM Hub Launch Event
Hub Director Professor Geraint Jewell presenting at the FEMM hub launch

Presentations given at the hub launch can be found on our outputs page. If you have any questions, please contact FEMM hub manager Laura O’Keefe on FEMMhub@sheffield.ac.uk.