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EPSRC Reference: EP/P027687/1
Title: A Platform for Hybrid Manufacturing Process research
Principal Investigator: Harris, Professor RA
Other Investigators:
Bibb, Professor R Christie, Dr S Dehghani-Sanij, Professor AA
Kay, Dr R
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Manufacturing Technology Centre Newcastle University Renishaw
University of Liverpool University of Nottingham
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 April 2017 Ends: 31 March 2022 Value (£): 1,675,630
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Fluid Dynamics Manufacturing Machine & Plant
Materials Processing Robotics & Autonomy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Feb 2017 Future Manufacturing Platform Grants (S) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Hybrid Manufacturing concerns digitally-driven and template-less manufacturing processes which are founded on cross-technology process platforms. Our group focuses on how truly transformative capability may be realised by the next generations of this ideology. Our Hybrid Manufacturing Process research is founded on the premise that future generations of products, with multi-faceted complexity and transformative capability may be realised through the combination of multiple process technologies within a singular platform, while incorporating emerging research from the physical sciences (such as functional materials). This aims to provide an exponential increase in the capability for complex manufacturing and the magnitude of resultant value.

Our pioneering research has been recognised by a number of eminent parties and international peers. Our research group possess unique research capability, which is significantly due to the recruitment and development of a cohort of outstanding researchers and our suite of globally unique experimental manufacturing apparatus. The growth and momentum of our current activity, along with our pipeline of future research and innovation, now warrants a supporting platform in order to secure and maintain our world-leading position. It will enable us to stengthen our strategic approach to leading research, allow us to continue to shape and capitalise on emerging opportunities, and further develop the next generation of truly interdisciplinary research leaders. This will ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of this exciting and valuable field of manufacturing process research.

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