Creating transformational change through innovation and opportunity

Advancing Manufacturing AeroSpace encompasses two separate projects designed to play a key role in strengthening Scotland’s manufacturing industry, while creating transformational change in the aerospace and space sectors.

The Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite and Supply Chain AeroSpace projects were established in 2020 to support Small or Medium-sized Enterprises following a £2million investment from the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund and match funding.

South Ayrshire Council is the Lead Organisation for both projects. The Steering Group is supported by NMIS, with colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Strathclyde; Ayrshire College; Ayrshire Engineering Alliance; Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service and Scottish Enterprise.

Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite

The ADVS is based at the Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre at Ayrshire College’s Ayr Campus. It offers SMEs access to innovative Extended Reality (XR) technology, helping them enter or expand their presence in the aerospace sector. Using cutting edge XR – incorporating Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) – and digital visualisation, the ADVS helps companies to innovate, develop skills and improve productivity. The services of the ADVS are available to eligible SMEs at no charge.

Supply Chain AeroSpace

The SCA project supports SMEs to improve their productivity and competitiveness through the introduction of innovative manufacturing technologies via the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). It also works with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier One suppliers to identify supply chain opportunities for SMEs to join the aerospace and space sectors, or grow their contribution. Like its sister project ADVS, the services of SCA are available to eligible SMEs at no charge.

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