Research Excellence

High Value Manufacturing Beacon

Manufacturing has been an integral part of Loughborough University since it was founded in 1909 as a Technical Institute with an Instructional Factory, where students were given training in manufacturing skills in a real factory environment.

Today our focus on manufacturing has never been stronger. We are applying fundamental science to create and develop cutting edge, next generation manufacturing processes and technologies. We are focused on creating enhanced capabilities, productivity and quality, whilst improving organizational efficiency, resource efficiency and sustainability.

Our research priorities

Our manufacturing research activities span a wide range of disciplines, technology areas, and application domains. We currently have six priority areas:

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