Manufacturing the Future
Our manufacturing research focus is on developing methods for advanced automation, materials processing and product life cycle technologies for long-term manufacturing economic and environmental sustainability. The research integrates new material, process and machining technologies for a wide range of industrial sectors, including aerospace and automotive.
Robotics and Automation
Pushing the boundaries of automation technologies for advanced manufacturing concepts.
Aligning advanced manufacturing concepts in automation and robotics with the principles of INDUSTRY 4.
Human analysis for optimal assembly process design from a human perspective.
Developing enablers for the inclusion of health and safety considerations from the earliest conceptual designs.
Developing new and improved processing techniques.
Energy & cost efficient extrusion, automated rotational moulding and thermoforming processes
Promoting a better understanding of advanced machining and fabrication processes using validated simulation tools.
Development and characterisation of ultra precision machining, advanced welding and laser processing technologies for novel material systems