Research at the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct is carried out in a range of areas.
Aerospace and automotive
The aerospace and automotive sectors are increasingly being driven to improve their environmental sustainability, efficiency and quality of parts from their design to manufacture while reducing their cost of manufacture. Additive manufacturing offers new opportunities to create highly complex and customised 3D structures and components which can meet these challenges.
Our research in this area is focused on new bio-inspired structures, topology optimisation, materials and manufacturing methods using both metal and polymer-based additive technologies.
Advancing human health is one of the great goals of the modern era. Additive manufacture enables the fabrication of new and complex organic and inorganic structures which have the potential to improve patient outcomes.
The research conducted in this area is focused on advanced limb reconstruction, surgical guides and just-in-time implants.