Loughborough Universities Additive Manufacturing Research Group (AMRG) has an established global profile in the field of Additive Manufacturing research and its related topics.
The majority of our research activities are conducted in collaboration with industrial partners and encompass a broad range of sectors including: aerospace, defence, design, health, medicine, and electronics. Much of our work is cross-disciplinary and as such is conducted across multiple academic schools of the University and externally, both in the UK and internationally. The AMRG is working with many leading international companies. We have comprehensive additive manufacturing laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art testing and analysis facilities.
Furthermore, a strategic theme of our current and future research activities focuses on exploring the combination and integration of Additive Manufacturing with other emerging fields of science and technology to realise radically new products, capability, and applications. We are terming this as Hybrid and Multi-systems Additive Manufacturing. This new strategy is reflected in: the acquisition of staff and facilities, our new cross-disciplinary partnerships - both internally and externally, and multiple successful research awards based in this thematic area.
The quality and impact of contribution by the AMRG, and other manufacturing research groups at Loughborough University, was further highlighted in the recent Award of the Queens Anniversary Prize (2013) for contribution to UK High Value Manufacturing