Team - Lloyd Tinkler
AMRC, University of Sheffield
Dr Lloyd Tinkler is a Senior Project Engineer at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Lloyd holds an MEng(Hons) degree in electronic engineering from the University of Hull and a PhD from the University of Sheffield for his research on the optical nonlinearities of semiconductor waveguides.
In his role at the AMRC, Lloyd has led numerous projects for aerospace companies on topics including the robotic application of sealants and adhesives, and the use of autonomous mobile robots for internal logistics. He has also led the research on reconfigurable and flexible manufacturing systems for high-value products, culminating in the design and construction of a state of the art reconfigurable robot assembly cell. This cell, designed to allow rapid changeover between processes and products, is used as a test-bed for automation projects and research into flexible and reconfigurable manufacture.