We provide world-class and specialist research, education, training and consultancy in manufacturing and play a key role in ensuring that the UK remains at the cutting edge of manufacturing research.
We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, technology and management insight. We are a driving force for both the rapid growth of established areas of manufacturing expertise and the development of new research areas.
Research partnerships are undertaken with more than 500 organisations of all sizes and disciplines, and industry advisory panels ensure our graduates move seamlessly from the academic world into the world of work and provide skills the sector needs.
Our world-class facilities include the ultra-precision machining laboratory, which houses a range of state-of-the-art equipment able to machine ultra-precision components of around two metres in diameter with details in the sub-micrometre range.
The University joined the Royce Institute, the UK’s national centre for advanced materials research and innovation, as an Associate Partner, sharing its expert capability in research through its National High Temperature Surface Engineering Centre.