Irish Manufacturing Research at a Glance
Companies Engaged through Industrial Network
Number of years experience in Manufacturing
“Static Hydro Energy (SHE) Ltd is an Irish company involved in the utilization of waste compressed air. Our completed prototype demonstrated how waste compressed air could be used to generate electricity in a novel and unique way. However, we did not possess any hard data pertaining to the availability of waste compressed air in Ireland. Following a recommendation from Enterprise Ireland, we approached Irish Manufacturing Research seeking their assistance. Using the well-established skill set, IMR have, in effect, acted as a “one stop shop” for us. From the onset, their total commitment was both a surprise and a pleasure to witness. IMR’s level of engagement and enthusiasm for our project instilled an increased confidence in our team.”
Owen Mc Elroy, MD
“GreenMode Methods ® allowed us to understand our factories consumption to a level we did not think possible. It gave us a detailed insight into our product systems and more importantly pointed to where we could improve by changing equipment consumption behaviours through appropriate risk analysis. In addition, it allowed us to engage our supply chain for further improvements”
Dr. Niall Aughney
“As one of the founding members of ICMR, now part of Advanced Manufacturing Ireland initiative, Pfizer has been instrumental in helping shape and inform the research themes and in particular has played a key role in informing and piloting solutions to maintain this leading workforce performance through the Tacit Knowledge research program. At the Grangecastle biopharmaceutical manufacturing site, we have piloted the Workplace Knowledge System (WKS), a user-focused platform for the sharing of tacit formal knowledge in an enterprise environment. Results to date have been exceedingly positive in terms of both user feedback and impacts on Key Performance Indicators through faster and easier access to knowledge”.
Pat Field, Network Performance Leader
IoT (Internet of Things) is about connecting ‘physical things’ to the cloud. By physical, we mean a device, machine or system. IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct...
The Interreg Machining 4.0 project was officially launched in January 2019 at the Manufacturing Supply Chain Awards. This project is European funded and aims to increase the knowledge level of machining SMEs transforming them into more innovative enterprises by...
In November 2018, Renishaw and nTopology approached Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) to collaborate on a project that used Renishaw’s RenAM 500M and RenAM 500Q AM systems with nTopology’s Element software to design and manufacture porous orthopedic implants from...
Andrew Lynch, Chief Innovation Officer with IMR, has been the Irish Delegate to the High-Level Group (HLG) for the past six years and played an active part in the development of the latest policy document, providing an Irish perspective to the process. The 32nd...
The 2019 EFFRA General Assembly was held in BluePoint Brussels, on the 19th of March. EFFRA (European Factories of the Future research Association) is the largest PPP in the European Union. This year's General Assembly will discuss EFFRA activities, the Factories of...
St. Kenny's National school Mullingar participating in the ‘Shaping your future’ programme which is a joint project facilitated by Irish Manufacturing Research and I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. This outreach programme is funded by Science Foundation...