Axillium is proud to be a GKN Aerospace collaboration partner at the UK Global Technology Centre (GTC).
In the first half of 2019 GKN Aerospace broke ground on a 10,000 square meter UK Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol and has secured 25 collaboration partners for the new Centre, including Axillium.
The new GTC is funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and £15m commitment from the UK Government, through the ATI Programme, and is expected to open in 2020. It is GKN Aerospace’s largest UK technology investment to date, and was first announced in December 2018 as part of a record annual technology spend of £75m for GKN Aerospace, alongside the UK government’s Aerospace Sector Deal.
The GTC aims to enable the high rate production of aircraft structures by focussing on:
- additive manufacturing (AM),
- advanced composites,
- assembly and industry 4.0 processes.
The GTC will maintain GKN Aerospace’s position at the forefront of technology development for the next generation of energy efficient aircraft. The facility will serve as a base for GKN Aerospace’s technology partnership in the Airbus’ ”Wing of Tomorrow” technology programme as well as new additive manufacturing industrialisation programmes.
Axillium is a UK-based specialist research, innovation and investment agency and we will be supporting the expansion of GKN’s ecosystem at the GTC.
In addition to GKN Aerospace and Aerospace Technology Institute, the collaboration partners at the GTC now include: the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Additive Industries B.V., ANSYS UK Limited, ATS Applied Tech Systems Limited, Axillium Research, Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd,Centre for Modelling & Simulation, Digital Catapult, Exechon Enterprises L.L.C., Frazer-Nash Consultancy Limited, KUKA Industries UK Limited, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Materialise UK Limited, National Composites Centre (NCC), PXL Realm Limited, Renishaw plc, Siemens Industry Software Limited, Thales UK Limited, Theta Technologies Ltd.,TriMas Aerospace, University of Bath, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Sheffield and University of the West of England.