The Advancing Manufacturing in the West Highlands project is helping businesses in West Highlands and the wider Highland area and, in particular, SMEs and micro businesses involved in manufacturing across different industry sectors, including Food and Drink, Construction, Aquaculture, Metals and Timber Products.
The multi-sector approach will give local businesses access to new advanced manufacturing equipment and specialist expertise to help inform their adoption of new technology, processes and products leading to improved productivity.
This will include a new specialist advanced manufacturing hub for the West Highlands, giving opportunities for industry-led knowledge exchange and supporting collaboration amongst businesses. It will also serve as a local point of contact for industry bodies, academic institutions and wider networks, which is not currently available locally to the businesses in the West Highlands.
Support available for SMEs to access includes:
- 3D Printer
- CNC machining
- CAD & CAM
- 3D Scanner
- Industry 4.0
- Project Management
- Project Engineering
Margaret Weir is the Project Lead for the AM-WH project. A chartered engineer with a Masters in Product Design Engineering from University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art, Margaret has worked in a number of industries including construction, water, energy and most recently, as project manager of an oil and gas process team.
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