CAMSAC is an interdisciplinary research centre set up to build directly on Cardiff’s existing strong reputation for internationally leading manufacturing related research.

Bridging both the engineering and business disciplines, CAMSAC takes an holistic, interdisciplinary approach, working closely with industry partners, towards the study and development of new concepts in Advanced Manufacturing Systems via an extensive, complementary portfolio of research, knowledge transfer, engagement and teaching activities.

The CAMSAC portfolio currently receives funding from a wide range of external sources including the Welsh Government, the EPSRC, the Technology Strategy Board, the European Union and industry.

CAMSAC has evolved from and extends a long history of interdisciplinary working within Cardiff University, including the EPSRC funded Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (CUIMRC) and most recently, the Cardiff University elements of the £27m Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) project, part-funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

Cardiff Business School’s Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) Section and the School of Engineering’s High Value Manufacturing Group currently provide the primary foci for work supported by CAMSAC, but we also work extensively with colleagues from across the University who bring additional specialist expertise in a wide range of fields including a range of other engineering and business disciplines together with among others, medicine, chemistry and sociology.

CAMSAC has additionally been very active in joint working with colleagues in Universities across Wales, the UK and internationally, with recent collaborations including the 7 other Welsh HEIs involved in ASTUTE, as well as Bath, Strathclyde, Ulster, Twente (Netherlands), Arizona State (USA) and Waikato (New Zealand), to name but a few.

CAMSAC also has extensive links with industry, working with major global companies such as Ford, Tata and BAe Systems on the one hand and supporting a wide range of small and medium size Welsh manufacturing businesses through collaborative R&D on the other.