Centre for Precision Manufacturing
What we do
We research advanced manufacturing techiques and processes
Our current activities cover:
- Micro-manufacturing technology and equipment
- Precision forming techniques and tooling
- Ultra-precision machining techniques and tooling
- Micro/nano-machining technology and equipment
- Ultra-fine grained metal technology and tooling
- Light-weight metals processing techniques
- Multiscale modelling (electronic, atomistic, micro/meso and macro length scale) of advanced materials
- Multiscale modelling of new manufacturing processes and equipment
- Manufacturing systems for ultra-precision and micro/nano-manufacturing
Our goal is to be a world-leading advanced manufacturing research centre delivering “total” precision manufacturing solutions for next generation high value-added products.
We conduct research across the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) spectrum until the upper-levels by effectively linking research in fundamentals of materials, mechanics and multiscale modelling, to process design, tool design and machine design, for precision and micro/nano-manufacturing.
We also aims to facilitate collaborations across different manufacturing themes and disciplines, e.g. provision of new manufacturing solutions for developing new micro/nano-products/devices for energy, bio/medical, chemical and mechanical engineering applications; exploring new processes and techniques for precision, micro/nano-fabrication and measurement over the large and small areas/volumes and with multi-materials; integration of precision and micro-manufacturing methods/techniques with nano-materials and manipulation technology (to develop “Nano-inside” systems/products); exploring new multi-scale, multi-phases and multi-material modelling techniques for the analysis of emerging products and manufacturing processes; and developing new manufacturing automation capabilities (sensors, inspection and control) for precision and micro/nano-manufacturing.