Booth Welsh have recently set up collaboration links with The Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite (ADVS) based in South Ayrshire. The ADVS is one of two advancing manufacturing aerospace projects launched to support small to medium-enterprises (SMEs) in the West of Scotland, following investment from the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF).

The Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite (ADVS) aims to create transformational change in the aerospace and space sectors through opportunity and innovation. This project was established following a successful bid to the AMCF by South Ayrshire Council (SAC), together with its partners Ayrshire College, the University of Strathclyde and Ayrshire Engineering Alliance, securing £2 million investment in ERDF and match funding from SAC.

The partnership link comes from Booth Welsh’s industry sponsorship for Strathclyde University NMIS PhD student, Eleanor Smith who is currently working at the centre supporting live projects on a part time basis. Booth Welsh has been an industry sponsor for the PhD student for the last three years supporting her work towards a PhD in Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management with her project ‘Industry 4.0 and Augmenting the Millennial Worker’. This innovative project is exploring how AR process instructions can be effectively applied in the manufacturing industry. Eleanor is currently with SMEs from a wide variety of sectors, taking stock of how visualisation technologies can optimise their offerings.

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. The ADVS helps companies to innovate, develop skills and improve productivity and is available to eligible SMEs at no charge.

Booth Welsh has built a strong track record of successful collaborations across a wide scope of industries. This partnership marks its first foray into the growing aerospace sector and is further complemented by recently acquired business, iTech, who have a long history of supporting client projects in this market.

Gordon Semple, Booth Welsh Innovation Business Lead, comments,

“We are delighted to be involved in supporting this research. This collaborative opportunity allows all parties to accelerate their knowledge on the implementation of new technologies in the extended reality space. This combination of research and industry experience will be able to guide businesses on the art of the possible and excitingly look to position Ayrshire as a leading region for digital skills and space technology.”

Ross Graham, Engineering Software Developer with the ADVS, comments:

“We are delighted to offer Eleanor this opportunity to work with us at the ADVS, and see first hand the developing role of digitalisation in industry. As well as receiving training from us in 3D modelling, texturing and physics simulations, Eleanor is already managing her own live projects. She has very quickly proved to be a real asset to the team.”

For more information on the Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite and the resources it can provide to your business, click here: ADVS Project | am-aerospace (