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Digital manufacturing: design, simulation, process

We see digital manufacturing as a strategy that, if used to connect all aspects within the product lifecycle, will allow manufacturing organizations to maximise value in their products and operations.

We are currently working on digital manufacturing projects in collaboration with industrial partners that encompass a broad range of sectors including: aerospace, defense, design, health, medicine, automotive and electronics.

The scope of activity includes understanding the impact of design and manufacturing on product lifespan and capability, using physics models to simulate materials interactions, manufacturing processes, and how the resulting properties impact on product performance.

In addition we are exploring how the combination and integration of highly digital processes such as Additive Manufacturing with other emerging fields of science and technology can be used to realise radically new products, capability, and applications.

Related Groups:

Additive Manufacturing Network

3D Concrete Printing 

Additive Manufacturing Research Group 

Advanced Systems, Modelling and Simulation Research Group 

Advanced VR Research Centre - The Centre for Virtual Engineering 

Digital Design & Fabrication Research Group 

Electronics Manufacturing Research Group 

EPSRC CDT in Embedded Intelligence

Institute for Digital Technologies 

Manufacturing ICT Research Group 

Networks and Systems (NetSys) 

Vision, AI, Autonomous and Human Centred Systems (VAAH)