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EPSRC Reference: EP/I017933/1
Title: MTC Engineering Doctorate Centre
Principal Investigator: Ratchev, Professor SM
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Project Partners:
Aero Engine Controls Airbus Group Limited Rolls-Royce Plc
University of Nottingham
Department: Faculty of Engineering
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Centre for Doctoral Training
Starts: 01 August 2011 Ends: 31 July 2018 Value (£): 1,252,185
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufacturing Machine & Plant Robotics & Autonomy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Aerospace, Defence and Marine
Transport Systems and Vehicles
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The purpose of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Engineering Doctorate Centre is to accelerate the adoption and utilisation of new high-value manufacturing technologies within UK industry by bridging the identified gap between basic research and technology commercialisation in this area. This will be achieved through partnership between university research partners (the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and the University of Birmingham) and founding MTC industrial members (Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Aero Engine Controls) through co-sponsorship and co-supervision of cohorts of Engineering Doctorate Research Engineers to tackle key research challenges in Net Shape Manufacturing, Advanced Tooling and Fixturing and Intelligent Automation. The 12,000 sqm purpose-built 25M MTC building at Ansty, Warwickshire will provide a hub for the researchers, who will benefit from investment in large-scale research equipment and access to key research and technical staff. Research Engineers will benefit from a carefully constructed formal training programme combining advanced technical skills with management/professional development training and contextual awareness. This is to ensure that Research Engineers are not only equipped with detailed hands-on knowledge of the latest advanced manufacturing methods and approaches but also an understanding of how their research fits within the value chain so as to achieve optimal solutions.
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