Housing some of the most advanced manufacturing technologies available, the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct brings design and engineering together, from digital design to digital manufacturing.
We focus in particular on 3D printing of advanced high value add products and components.
Our specialised equipment and experts can assist companies to develop new conceptual products, perform multiple design iterations, or further develop existing products or enhance existing manufacturing processes. We offer:
- additive and subtractive process manufacturing in a range of materials
- high-speed multi-axis machining centres
- reverse engineering
- highly trained technical staff.
We can build final products direct from a computer model in both polymers and high-tech metal alloy powders. Our state-of-the-art additive manufacturing technologies include:
- selective laser melting (metal-based technology)
- direct laser metal deposition (metal-based technology)
- fused deposition modelling (polymer-based technology)
- objet machines (polymer-based technology)
- U Print machines (polymer-based technology).
The Advanced Manufacturing Precinct houses internationally recognised multi-axis CNC machines (Okuma and Haas) for machining high-performance alloys and composites for engineering applications.
Robotic technology gives our subtractive manufacturing capability greater diversity and flexibility of applications. We use a range of automation robotics to simulate manufacturing production lines used in the furniture, textile and design industries. We have the latest in CAD software, allowing students and researchers to design components and models.